Sustaining Community

Congratulations Jackson Family Wines and Katie Jackson! Jackson Family Wines will be honored by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for their innovative work and advocacy to create a sustainable grape-growing region by 2019. The inaugural award highlights the long-termed approach to ensuring that the land is productive and healthy for years to come. Long-term sustainability […]

Values-Based Planning

Ron Bartholomew and Sharon Keating have been married for 28 years, having reconnected at their ten-year high school reunion. Although they know each other pretty well after all these years, they didn’t realize actually how well until they played a card game with J Mullineaux, Vice President for Philanthropic Planning for Community Foundation Sonoma County, […]

Weaving a Future for the County

“I’ll always remember a girl at my grade school who only had one dress. That just blew my mind. My family was in the retail business so I had a wonderful wardrobe and she had just one dress. I have never forgotten that and I never will,” says Julia Grant. Ms. Grant did not come […]

Celebrate a Legacy of Philanthropy: Henry Trione

Henry Trione spent more than fifty years shaping Sonoma County. The Press Democrat pays tribute to his commitment to Sonoma County from wineries to football teams, colleges to open space, his business acumen and philanthropy has created an incredible legacy. We are deeply grateful for Henry’s generosity, his partnership with the Community Foundation, and how his […]

Future of Philanthropy

Community Foundation Sonoma County’s affiliate Sonoma Valley Fund, is pleased to welcome Katherine Fulton to their board of directors. Here, Katherine reveals the future of philanthropy in her 2007 Ted Talk “You are the future of philanthropy”. Despite changing technology and culture, her predictions continue to be relevant and informative. Katherine states that collaboration and […]

Sonoma Gives

Gratitude, Dignity, Need: Community Foundation donors Barbara Wollner,
Ben Cushman and George Tuttle share why they give in recent Press Democrat articles.

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 […]

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 […]