The Laxer Family Foundation is founded and led by David & Christina Laxer working together with various local, state and national organizations to build a strong basis for charitable giving. Our mission is to support and enhance the lives of at risk and aspiring youth as well as our honored US veterans in a personal and professional manner. Our vision and focus surrounds those in need through personal giving and public assistance via fund raising events. Our causes are centered on supporting initiatives that promote culinary education, hunger awareness, pediatric charitable causes, wounded and disabled veterans, as well as the development of youth through athletics.



Bern’s 24th Winefest

April 18th – 24th, 2021

In order to provide a safe experience with social distancing and proper sanitation practices, all 2021 Bern’s Winefest events will be seated. We hope you enjoy this year’s series of intimate dinners and brunch hosted by Bern’s Steak House, the Harry Waugh Dessert Room, and Haven. Our traditional Sunday tasting at Haven will be postponed until we return to normal operations in the spring of 2022.

Sunday Supper

We look forward to when we can gather around the table again.

Whisk(E)y Tampa Foxtrot

November 2021
(dates TBD)

Featured News

Laxer Family Foundation donated $20,000 to Tampa Bay's largest food bank

Local food banks like Feeding Tampa Bay continue to see a sharp demand amid a dwindling food supply.

Mallary, Winner of the Bern Laxer Memorial Scholarship

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Sunday Supper Continues to Prove Tampa Bay has Raised its Culinary Game

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James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser Draws Tampa Bay's Rockstar Chefs

BT Nguyen leaned over the first plate, spreading bits of hearts of palm, mango, celery and sweet pepper on the plate, topping that with...