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ABOUT THE PREMIER WINE AUCTION OF THE SILICON VALLEY

Launched in 2014 by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation and the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction showcases the diversity of the valley – from a long and storied history in growing local wine to a social and business ethos that champions world-class education. Now in its fourth successful year, the Silicon Valley Wine Auction has raised over $2.5 M to support innovative programs, initiatives, and activities benefiting children in our community.

RAISE YOUR GLASS. RAISE YOUR BID CARD. FUND THE FUTURE.

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 we roll out the barrels for an evening of celebration, wine and giving at Eden Estate, the private home of John Couch, Vice President of Education, Apple. On Sunday, May 20 join 45 Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers at the Taste of the Mountains Grand Tasting extravaganza at Montalvo Arts Center.
Tickets go on sale January 2018.

POURING WISDOM INTO THE COMMUNITY
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS WINEGROWERS  EDUCATION FOUNDATION

With every gift, you’re extending the reach of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers’ philanthropy. The education foundation is investing deeply in children’s education, because that’s the surest way to uplift the Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and San Mateo communities. Vintners are pioneers, skilled at cultivating delicate vines under even the toughest circumstances. Now they’re bringing that grit and commitment to the larger culture, finding innovative solutions to the challenges of tomorrow.

COUNTING ON SUCCESS
ELEVATE [Math]
ALEARN SILICON VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

This results-driven program brings a new clarity and confidence to kids who’ve been drowning in math class. Your gift gets results: A 2015 study found eight graders more than twice as likely to hit benchmarks in algebra after completing Elevate Math. Not only does the curriculum, established by the ALearn Silicon Valley Education Foundation (ASVEF), sharpen skills and blow away math anxiety, but it exposes teenagers from low-income families to careers that require and reward math skills.

COACHING TOMORROW’S TALENT
49ers STEM LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Only 2 percent of Santa Clara High School grads qualify for top-tier STEM colleges. Your support can change that. The 49ers’ institute is a six-year program that gives academically talented students more than 300 hours a year of rigorous, lively STEM workshops and mentoring. There’s now a FabLab at Santa Clara High, with 3-D printers and fabrication machinery. And 60,000 kids a year visit the STEM lab at Levi’s Stadium, tackling STEM in the context of sports.

EDUCATING WITH EXPERIENCE
OXFORD DAY ACADEMY

Help launch a charter school for students who’ve fallen three or four grades levels behind in East Palo Alto schools. Using one of the world’s oldest and most successful educational methods, the Oxford Day Academy  tutorial, students start their day with chess and study astrophysics, design mini wind turbines, practice drumming, gather real-world experiences. The education’s tailored to each student’s needs, interactive, and global in its reach.

STRENGHTENING TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
KRAUSE CENTER FOR INNOVATION MERIT PROGRAM

Teach teachers, and you increase your results exponentially. The Krause Center of Innovation researched the best way to use and translate the latest tech in the classroom. Now, with your help, the premier MERIT program (Making Education Relevant and Interactive Through Technology) is sharing that expertise, offering teachers more exciting content, livelier methods, and more creative ways to reach their students. Strengthen their skills, and you strengthen the economy for all of us.

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Grand Wine Tasting

Sunday, May 20
12 to 4 pm

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

VIP: Early Admission, Oyster & Sparkling Wine Bar

Early bird pricing $125 ending April 1, then $145.

Early 12pm entrance including an oyster and  sparkling wine bar. Enjoy a picnic on the property and meander around the property for the Grand Wine Tasting. Guests are invited to sip, sample and bid! Tastings from 40+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains pouring over 150 wines, edible delights and silent auction.

General Admission

Early bird pricing $75 ending April 1, then $95.

Sip, sample and bid! Taste from 40+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction. Enjoy small bites from local restaurants and artisanal food purveyors.

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TABLE SALES AND EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Silicon Valley Wine Auction event sponsors will enjoy extensive event publicity and recognition in the community. Each level of table sponsorship comes with many benefits, including tickets to the event, media coverage, and ad placements in the official program book. For more information and to purchase a table of ten contact:

Megan Metz, megan@svwa.org
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Keiki McKay, keiki@svwa.org
Phone: 831-685-8463

2018 SPONSORS

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CONTACT US

For more information, contact

KEIKILANI MCKAY

831-685-8463
keiki@scmwa.com

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
335 Spreckels Drive, Suite B
Aptos, CA 95003