Donor Newsletter

Internships at Pepperwood Preserve provide valuable opportunities for students to connect to and understand the biodiversity of Sonoma County. Sasha Ruschmeyer's experience at the preserve created opportunities to collaborate with teachers and mentors who positively impact her ability to create a clear picture of “true conservation”....

Time Magazine examines our (mis) conceptions regarding men and women's work. The story, neatly summarizes Kweilin Ellingrud and Vivian Reifberg's recent report "The Power of Parity" and is part of Time's "Ideas" reporting....

Prince Rogers Nelson left more than an artistic legacy; his anonymous giving established and supported social justice nonprofits. He covertly convened political adversaries backstage at his performances in order to move conversations about community ahead. Rolling Stone offers this tribute to his philanthropy....

By J Mullineaux This year I decided to honor my mother on Mother’s Day by purchasing a trumpet and donating it to the Music for Schools Program at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. My mother inspired me to play the trumpet – in fact, my...

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,...

Sonoma County ranks high on the Quality of Place Index, a measure of quality of life (and economic competitiveness), compared to other comparable California counties. The Index includes air quality, high school graduation rates, commute time, health insurance coverage, and culture and recreation indicators. Sonoma County...

Sonoma County moved up two places in the overall ranking for Health Outcomes. In 2016, the county is ranked sixth, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Report. This isn’t by accident. Health...

A recent study confirms our intuition that retirees are happier when they give back. This Wall Street Journal blog (and related story) tracks survey results from nearly 4,000 adults and concludes that “giving back may just be the secret ingredient to a happier retirement”. We would...

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