Celebrating 25 Years of supporting underserved youth

The mission of The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is to raise funds to improve the quality of life for underserved local children. The Board of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation works all year to plan the Livermore Valley Wine Auction. Since 1995, the Auction has raised over $5 million for worthwhile local organizations.
In 2012, The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and The Wente Foundation for Arts Education began working together to present the Livermore Valley Wine Auction. The mission of The Wente Foundation for Arts Education is to raise money to support arts education programs in the Livermore Valley. This partnership enables both organizations to more effectively meet the needs of children in the East Bay. For more information about the Wente Foundation for Arts Education, please visit wentefoundation.org.

Our Impact


Board of Directors

  • Christine Wente
    Christine Wente President - Wente Family Estates
  • Jennifer Fazio
    Jennifer Fazio Vice President - Steven Kent Winery
  • Kellee Reed
    Kellee Reed Secretary - Wine Country Partner
  • Kathy Liske
    Kathy Liske Treasurer - el Sol Winery
  • Guille Cecil
    Guille Cecil Wine County Partner
  • Lisa Kalfus
    Lisa Kalfus Wente Family Estates
  • Matt Rusca
    Matt Rusca Grandflow, Inc.
  • Salome Taylor
    Salome Taylor Retzlaff Vineyards
  • Paula Jones
    Paula Jones Wine Country Partner
  • Chris Chandler
    Chris Chandler Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
  • Brandi Addington
    Brandi Addington Auction Manager - Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation
  • Jeff Hank
    Jeff Hank First Tech Credit Union