Fishers, Ind. – Fishers-based Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI) hosted its annual Wines Around the World

Fundraiser, presented by RQAW, Taub Family Selections, and First Internet Bank, on May 19th at the open-air rooftop patio of First Internet Bank. The generous crowd “weathered the storms” of a rainy evening and raised approximately $40,000 to support YMI’s mission to connect Hamilton Southeastern School District students with a volunteer mentor once a week.

The event featured wine tastings provided by Taub Family Selections, beer tasting provided by Mashcraft Brewing, hors d’oeuvres from Sangiovese and Geist Charcuterie and live entertainment from Sara & the South Bend Sound and Hill & Oaks Band. A silent auction rounded out the evening. Over 250 guests attended the event, making it the largest Wines Around the World event to date. Individuals interested in becoming a mentor for YMI or to donate to sponsor a mentee may visit for more information.

About YMI
Youth Mentoring Initiative is a Fishers, Ind.-based nonprofit that serves the Hamilton Southeastern Schools community through school-based mentor programs for students that inspire future generations and build a better community. YMI provides mentoring for students by building and sustaining a mentoring community with the highest level of empathy, dependability, inspiration, inclusivity, and integrity. Learn more about becoming a mentor or recommending a prospective mentee at