Brighton Center Hosts 15th Annual Wine Over Water: A Unique Tasting Experience on the Purple People Bridge

Wine Over Water

Doing good never tasted so good! Brighton Center’s 15th annual Wine Over Water fundraiser will take place on September 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Purple People Bridge in Newport, Kentucky. Wine Over Water is an evening of tasting exquisite wines, local beer, spirits, and delectable foods all while raising funds to support a vital community resource – Brighton Center.

Wine Over Water will feature exceptional food and drinks from a variety of locally-owned establishments, including Better Blend, Carabello Coffee’s Analog Bar, CENTER TABLE, Catering with a Purpose, City BBQ, Gee’s Caribbean Style, Little Spoon Bakery & Café, Lumpia Queen, Mama Afrique Nigerian Cuisine Food Truck, New Riff Distilling, Old 502 Winery, One Stop Liquors, The Party Source, Stonebrook Winery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Uncorked, and West Sixth Brewing.

Guests will enjoy spectacular views from the bridge and live entertainment from Seanti-Aeris.

Ticket Options

General Admission tickets are $40 each and include six tasting tickets for food and six tasting tickets for drinks, with a complimentary tasting glass.

VIP admission is $250 for a table for two and $500 for a table for four. The VIP area is sponsored by Jim’s Fine Wine & Spirits and includes specially selected wine, a private table for the entire evening in a tented VIP area, appetizers catered by Brighton Center’s CENTER TABLE, Catering with a Purpose, specially selected items by Urban Stead Cheese, and a complimentary wine tumbler along with general admission tasting tickets for food and drinks from vendors on the bridge.

New this year is an exclusive sold-out lounge area. Guests will enjoy a relaxing lounge area on the bridge, complete with casual seating opportunities, where they will receive an individual graze box by Peace. Love. Charcuterie, additional wine tastings provided by Jim’s Fine Wine & Spirits, as well as the general admission tasting tickets for food and drinks from vendors on the bridge.

Tickets are available online at

“Wine Over Water is a unique fundraiser that supports our more than 40 distinct programs and services at Brighton Center, all aimed at helping individuals and families on their path to self-sufficiency. Everyone who purchases a ticket to this event is playing a part in supporting our mission and the thousands of lives we impact throughout the region,” said Wonda Winkler, President & CEO of Brighton Center. 

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors Biller & Kimble, LLC, Celanese, Newport Racing & Gaming, Turfway Park Racing & Gaming, and Truist. To see a full list of sponsors, please visit

About Brighton Center

The mission of Brighton Center, Inc. is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership. Brighton Center impacts the lives of thousands of infants to older adults through over 40 programs across all of Northern Kentucky and beyond. For more information about Brighton Center, visit

‘Mimosas for Memories’ Raises a Record $80,000 for Local Older Adults Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Their Caregivers

CINCINNATI, OH – May 6, 2022 – The Giving Voice Foundation is thrilled to announce its seventh annual Mimosas for Memories fundraising event was a raving success, raising a record $80,000 in support of local older adults living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers. This is double the amount it raised at last year’s event, and the most it has ever raised through a single event.

The sold-out fundraiser was held on Saturday, April 30 at the University Club of Cincinnati. More than 300 people attended to raise awareness and funds for the Giving Voice Foundation’s crucial programming, which facilitates cross-generational conversations and connections to improve the health of older adults through advocacy, education, engagement and storytelling.

The stylish and sophisticated event was the best attended to-date. It included bottomless mimosas, brunch by the bite, a macaron bar, local vendor pop-ups, a red-carpet photo booth, and a silent auction featuring 20+ date night and Cincinnati-themed packages valued at more than $5,000 in total. A highly coveted 20-year bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, valued at $3,000, was also raffled off to one lucky winner. VIP ticket holders also enjoyed a seated brunch. Nearly 850 mimosas were served, and 1,000 brunch bites were consumed at the event.

Guests also heard from an inspiring local participant’s family, while they reveled in shared connection and engaging conversations about important issues that affect the Greater Cincinnati community’s most vulnerable.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia affects nearly every family in America. About 1 in 9 Americans ages 65 and older has Alzheimer’s.

The record $80,000 raised through the Mimosas for Memories event is being directly funneled to support Giving Voice Foundation programs aimed at improving the lives of local older adults.

“These vital funds will touch and provide support for the more than 125,000 older adults with dementia and their caregivers who live in our Tri-state community,” said Christian Gausvik, MD, Founder and President of the Giving Voice Foundation. “The support, generosity and positivity our programs have received is palpable, and we truly cannot thank our supporters enough.”

Learn more about the Giving Voice Foundation at, and save the date for the next year’s Mimosas for Memories event, set for Saturday, April 29, 2023. Tickets will be available at in the early spring of 2023.

Follow @givingvoicefdn on social media for event and organization updates.

About the Giving Voice Foundation
Fueled by a passion for caring for older adults, geriatric and primary care physician, Dr. Christian Gausvik, MD and his husband Cody formed the Giving Voice Foundation in 2019 on a mission to inspire cross generational connection to improve the health of older adults through advocacy, education, engagement and storytelling, aiming to give voice to the issues facing older adults in Greater Cincinnati. The foundation’s signature fundraising events are Mimosas for Memories and Cincy Brews for Brains. Learn more about the cause at

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