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2022 CFCF Fundraiser Concludes With $51,000 Raised – Message From Matt

May 26, 2022 By Matthew Tabacco



The 2022 Smokin Tabacco x Cigar Family Charitable Foundation Raffle has now ended. This year we wanted to beat last years amount of $7,000. We set a goal of $10,000. We hit $10,000 and then instantly hit $20,000 when we received an anonymous $10,000 donation. Then, the Fuente family asked us to extend it two weeks longer. They also vowed to match the final amount through the Fuente Family Foundation. We ended with $25,500 raised from the raffle and with the match from the Fuente family, that brings us to a grand total of $51,000.

I just wanted to say how incredibly proud I am of all those who donated money to this cause and those who donated prizes for us to giveaway. So many of you contributed selflessly for the greater good of others. It is actions such as these that show why this industry is such a loving and tight knit community.

We will run again next year, but for now let us celebrate what we all accomplished this year and enjoy this moment. So many lives are about to be changed with this money for the better. I know those children and their families appreciate it so much, as does the Fuente and Newman families.

If you won something in the raffle, you should have received an email. Prizes will be shipped over the next week, please have some patience with us while we sort through them, package them and get them out. If you did not receive an email, unfortunately you did not win but we appreciate your donation and there is always next year.

I want to also take a minute to personally thank my amazing future wife Nicole for also putting in so much work on this AND everything else we do everyday with her busy work schedule. It means so much to me to have her by my side through all of this.

I would also like to thank the following people/companies for their donation of prizes and/or any other help they contributed to helping us out this event together:

  • The Fuente Family

  • The Newman Family

  • Arturo Fuente

  • J.C. Newman

  • Kara Guagliardo

  • John Jurovich

  • Kim Chasten

  • Micallef Cigars

  • Drew Estate

  • La Flor Dominicana

  • Jonathan Carney

  • Abe Dababneh

  • Michael Cappellini – Toscano

  • Rod Kreimeyer & Everyone at Hiram Solomon

  • Zarko Krstic

  • Pete Johnson – Tatuaje

  • Matt Booth – Room101

  • Gerard Abajian – Jake Wyatt

  • Evan Darnell – Red Meat Lover’s Club

  • William Cooper – Cigar Coop

  • Steven Gilboard – LJ Peretti

  • Jay R. Davis – Blue Smoke of Dallas/PCA

  • G.O.A.T. Cigar Club

  • Smokin Cat Accessories

  • Oliver Nivaud – United Cigar

  • Joe Gro

  • Jack Heyer

  • Litto Gomez

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