Created in 2016 to mark the 10th anniversary of the winery, the Alpha Omega Foundation takes an innovative approach to philanthropy to support Alpha Omega’s goals of cultivating a spirit of compassion and teamwork in the community and workplace to genuinely make a difference in the future of Napa Valley and the world. Alpha Omega and its vintners, Robin and Michelle Baggett, underwrite all of the Foundation’s operating expenses, thus allowing the Foundation to distribute 100% of donated funds.
Whether it’s putting together incredible auction lots for nonprofits or Robin displaying his skills on the BBQ grill for charity, Alpha Omega prides itself on its philanthropic efforts. Over the past decade, Alpha Omega has proudly supported a variety of charitable organizations with in-kind and monetary donations. While we give to a number of diverse charities and local non-profits, we focus our contributions on organizations that strive to make a difference in the battle against cancer, foster health services and education and promote art. Below are the core charities and fundraisers that we assist.
Auction Napa Valley
Auction Napa Valley, The American Wine Classic, is recognized as the world’s most celebrated charity wine event. Since 1981, the Napa Valley Vintners has invested more than $150 million in local charitable causes through the event. Funds go to Napa County nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on community health and children’s education.
For more information, please visit www.auctionnapavalley.org
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the alma mater of Alpha Omega vintner Robin Baggett, a board member of the Cal Poly Athletic Director’s Council and a member of the Cal Poly Legacy Club. The Legacy Club was established to recognize those generous individuals who have notified Cal Poly that the university is a beneficiary of a planned gift that they have established. Planned gifts provide vital resources that give Cal Poly its margin of excellence and help keep the Learn by Doing tradition invigorated.
For more information, please visit www.calpoly.edu
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation aims to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money benefiting children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, DCWAF has donated more than $13 Million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 75,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. DCWAF has been recognized as one of the Nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator magazine for the last four consecutive years.
For more information, please visit www.dcwaf.org
Festival Napa Valley
Festival Napa Valley is committed to enriching the cultural vitality of the community and making the arts accessible to all. Blending the beauty and bounty of Napa Valley with the very finest performing arts, the festival pairs world-class performances with culinary and wine pursuits staged in iconic wine country settings. The annual summer celebration of the art of life has transformed Napa Valley into a cultural destination. Founded in 2006 and formerly known as Festival del Sole, Festival Napa Valley is presented by Napa Valley Festival Association, a nonprofit public benefit corporation governed by a board of prominent vintners and local leaders. More than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants and vintners participate each year.
For more information, please visit www.festivalnapavalley.org
The First Tee of Monterey County
The First Tee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has grown its network to deliver programs in all 50 States and select international locations. In November of 2004, The First Tee of Monterey County took over the management of the Twin Creeks Golf Course in Salinas, CA and began conducting golf and Life Skills programs for youth ages 4-17.
For more information, please visit www.thefirstteemontereycounty.org
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a no-kill rescue and sanctuary in the Napa Valley for companion and farmed animals in need. The nonprofit provides transitional and permanent shelter, adoption and rescue services, humane education, animal advocacy, and is committed to ending animal hunger, cruelty, and overpopulation. JARR also collaborates with and acts as a liaison for various local animal rescue groups.
For more information, please visit www.jamesonanimalrescueranch.org
Napa Valley Film Festival
The mission of the Napa Valley Film Festival, a non-profit cultural organization, is to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs.
They produce the annual Napa Valley Film Festival, present special film programs throughout the year, and bring the power of cinematic storytelling to local students through Education & Outreach. Cinema Napa Valley, dba Napa Valley Film Festival, is a 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California.
For more information, please visit www.nvff.org
Premiere Napa Valley
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944 by inspiring its more than 500 members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, to provide environmental leadership and to care for the extraordinary place they call home. Proceeds from Premiere Napa Valley are used to support the nonprofit trade association’s mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley appellation.
For more information, please visit www.napavintners.com
Rutherford Grange, now Rutherford Hall, is a nonpartisan, fraternal organization that advocates for rural America and agriculture. With a strong history in grassroots activism, family values and community service, Rutherford Hall was established by Napa Valley farmers in 1916. The site was purchased for $10, and the Hall was completed for the sum total of $2,800 later that year. The Hall hosts many events centered around the community.
For more information, please visit www.rutherfordhall.com
Rutherford Dust Society
The Rutherford Dust Society was founded in 1994 by growers and vintners in tribute to the legacy of our grape growing and winemaking forebears. Since the late 19th century, the growers and vintners of Rutherford have played a significant role in the development of Napa Valley as a world-class winegrowing region. The Society’s mission is to encourage and promote the highest quality standards in grape growing and winemaking in the Rutherford Viticultural Area, and to help wine lovers and the wine trade discover Rutherford’s expression of its unique terroir.
For more information, please visit www.rutherforddust.org
St. Helena Hospital Foundation
The St. Helena Hospital Foundation was established in 1987 with the mission to provide the highest quality of care for Napa Valley residents and neighboring communities through fundraising and philanthropic activities. The Foundation, led by its Board of Directors who serve as vital community advocates, has raised over $90 million to fund the latest equipment and technology, and obtain the finest medical team to provide an elevated health care experience for patients. With a rich legacy of giving since the hospital’s inception in 1878, donations have allowed for St. Helena Hospital to remain at its best, providing top quality care in the region.
For more information, please visit foundation.sthelenahospitals.org
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. The Foundation seeks to make a difference by generating broad-based support for cancer research and by creating an urgent awareness among all Americans of the importance of the war against cancer. The Foundation performs these dual roles through advocacy, education, fundraising, and philanthropy. Since 1993, The V Foundation has awarded more than $140 million in cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information, please visit www.jimmyv.org