Friday, November 20, 2009
The Napa Valley Vintners awarded $5.2 million raised from Auction Napa Valley (ANV) at a celebration at the Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa last night. Proceeds come from ANV held in June, and provide grants to area healthcare, affordable housing and youth service non-profits. This year's gifts bring the overall giving from ANV to $90 million.
"Auction Napa Valley is always a fantastic way for our community to raise money for the many, many non-profits that provide needed services. Our family was proud to chair this prestigious event. We all feel, especially during this recession, that any dollar raised at the auction was a dollar more than we had the day before--and to have raised $5.6 million over the weekend, in this economy, was just terrific," said Janet Trefethen, 2009 ANV chair of Trefethen Family Vineyards.
"This evening's festivities were also to honor the more than 500 volunteers, without whose support we could never produce such a world-class fundraiser benefiting Napa County," said Linda Reiff, NVV's executive director. "The success of ANV is based not only on our very generous bidders from around the world, but also on the generosity and hard work our vintners, and these dedicated, amazing community volunteers."
Visit the Napa Valley Vintners website to learn more about this year's charitable giving or check out more photos of the event.