The Celani Family Foundation was founded in 2014 by Tom and Vicki Celani as a charity dedicated to addressing the needs of youth and fighting hunger. The foundation was rooted in the idea that Tom and Vicki wanted to engage their three children, Vince, Olivia, and Ben, in their communities by giving back to the community. They serve the underprivileged and less fortunate families in Detroit and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Tom and Vicki wanted to not only set an example of participating with charities but also financially supporting the community and those in need. Today, the Celani Family Foundation hosts two major events that directly benefit charitable organizations in the Detroit area. These events have raised over $8,000,000 in charitable donations.
This annual event brings together cars, Fuente cigars, Celani Family Vineyards wines, and a live auction for a festive night of fundraising benefiting the Celani Family Foundation and the Cigar Family Foundation. The proceeds from this event directly benefit underprivileged families and children.
Partnering with Paul W. Smith at WJR radio, the Celani Family Foundation hosts an annual three-week fundraising event culminating in a radiothon that raises money for Detroit charities, Gleaners Community Food Bank and Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The proceeds from this event aid in reducing hunger in Detroit.