Family Giving: Dean and Belinda Soiland

Family is paramount to Dean and Belinda (Bo) Soiland. So is faith. Dean, like most of his siblings, got his start in his father Marv Soiland’s sand and gravel business before he and Bo launched their BoDean Company for aggregates and asphalt in 1989. Along the way, they had three children of their own while […]

Community Resource: La Luz Center

When activist Ligia Booker founded La Luz Center in 1985, the Sonoma Valley Latino population was largely transient, composed of seasonal workers who returned to their native countries once the harvest was done. By 2013, however, the community had stabilized. Serving some 10,000 people a year, La Luz now focuses its resources on helping year-round […]

Creating Legacy: George Tuttle and Ben Cushman

With Pinot Noir vineyards spread out below him, George Tuttle sits on his porch and surveys the West County home he shares with spouse Ben Cushman. When asked to explain his philanthropy, he shakes his head. “The guilt factor is pretty high when you’re sitting here in Sonoma County on your nice deck and all […]