Corporate Giving

Corporate partnerships benefiting AFI offer unique opportunities for businesses and organizations to help change lives and provide hope to our community. When you partner with AFI, you can trust that your dollars make a difference.

Corporations can support AFI through various sponsorships and volunteer projects. Partnering with AFI also aligns your business with one of the most effective and respected nonprofit agencies in Polk County. Your clients and employees alike will appreciate your support of AFI.

Sponsorship opportunities

AFI’s sponsorship opportunities provide excellent visibility for your company. We are also happy to discuss any ideas you may have for new sponsorships. For more information on the opportunities below, please contact Dan Berman at 863.665.3846 ext. 222 or


2017 Wine Festival of Central Florida
Lake Mirror Promenade
Friday, March 9, 2018
6:30 – 10:00 PM

In its Eleventh year on the Promenade, the Wine Festival of Central Florida has become one of Lakeland’s premier events. The event features hundreds of different wines from a variety of  select vineyards, food samplings from over 25 different chefs and restaurants, a bevy of craft beers  to satisfy your curiosity, as well as select premier liquors to tempt your taste. Lake Mirror Promenade is an open air venue nestled in the heart of Lakeland on beautiful Lake Mirror.

The Wine Festival of Central Florida draws more than 1700 participants each March. Guests of the event can stroll the promenade sampling the unique blend of wines, brews, premier liquor and savor the gourmet food samplings under a blanket of stars while absorbing the music of the night with a host of their friends and colleagues.

The Wine Festival of Central Florida has quickly become a perennial favorite of corporate sponsors. To become part of the event click here for further information.

2nd Annual Swing For Independence Golf Tournament

2nd Annual Swing For Independence Golf Tournament
The Club at Eaglebrooke
Friday, June 9, 2017
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Shotgun Start

Join Us for an amazing day on the greens! Proceeds raised by the tournament directly benefit our clients and the programs we provide. Corporate sponsors can participate in various ways, for more information contact Dan Berman


63rd Annual Community Dinner
The Lakeland Center, Sikes Hall
September 26, 2017
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Donate Products/Services

Alliance for Independence has worked hard over the years to have as few event costs as possible, all while creating a memorable and successful event with a great atmosphere. We have been fortunate to have such amazing supporters in our community, whether it’s providing food for 1,200 people, remodeling classrooms located at our facility or securing hundreds of wine makers from around the country to ensure a successful wine festival.

There are numerous ways your business can partner with AFI through the donation of various products and services. Please contact Dan Berman if you think you can help.

Donate Silent Auction Items

An important fundraising component is our silent auction. We pride ourselves on offering unique and hard-to-find items and experiences for our guests. These packages include trips, tickets to special events around Florida, autographed memorabilia, fine dining experiences and much more.

Our silent auction is held in September in conjunction with our Annual Dinner.

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