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South African Food & Wine Adventure
October 28-29, 2024

The All Heart Fund &
The Good Work Foundation of South Africa

Safari Sarasota is a two-day, two-event experience inspired by Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club's travels to Londolozi Game Reserve, and their passion to support digital learning in rural areas of South Africa. 

Safari Sarasota was created in memory of Leanna Knopik, a 16-year-old native of Sarasota, to raise funds for the All Heart Fund, a fundraising arm of the Good Work Foundation. Leanna passed away nearly one year after visiting (and falling in love with) South Africa.  It was her dream to educate and work with children in schools and orphanages in Africa. Each initiative created by the All Heart Fund group honors Leanna’s memory, and her heart for rural African children.

Since 2013, the All Heart Fund, in partnership with the Good Work Foundation, has supported the creation of six world-class digital learning campuses, providing high impact digital education to over 10,000 South African school children and young adults each year!

In 2019, several of our All Heart Fund founders were on hand to celebrate the opening of the fifth school at Dumphries!

Good Work Foundation supporters from across the globe, Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club travelers, Sarasota residents, and past Safari Sarasota attendees who are interested in education and philanthropy are invited to attend these two events on the 28th and 29th of October. You’ll be inspired by stories of heart and hope, experience some of South Africa’s rich and exciting food and wine culture, and most importantly support Good Work Foundation in bringing digital education to thousands of children and adults.

We are honored to welcome these special guests:

  • Good Work Foundation CEO Kate Groch
  • World-renowned Life Coach and author Martha Beck

Monday, Oct. 28, 2024
6:00 PM at Michael's On East Ballroom

Interactive Cooking Dinner & Live Auction

A sensational evening of food and friends featuring South African Wines and Sprits and an Interactive Cooking Experience led by Chef Jamil Pineda of Michael's On East.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2024
6:00 PM at Michael's Wine Cellar

Private Cellar Dinner with bestselling author and world-renowned coach Martha Beck