Donations from the Foley family, Foley Family Wines, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and City National Bank come together to donate over $500,000 to Kincade Fire Recovery
Santa Rosa, Calif., November 7, 2019 – The Foley family, Foley Family Wines, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and City National Bank are donating over $500,000 to aid in the fire recovery and support efforts following the Kincade Fire. The donations are divided over various organizations in the fire torn community of Sonoma County.
The Foley family, Foley Family Wines and the Las Vegas Golden Knights, which is owned by Foley Family Vintner Bill Foley, have pledged $175,000, to Corazon Healdsburg, $120,000 to Sonoma County Resilience Fund and $225,000 to Geyserville Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, which serves Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Windsor and Geyserville fire departments.
In addition, eight thousand pounds of food is being donated by City National Bank, in partnership with Foley Family Wines, to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The food will feed over 300 families suffering from the effects of the Kincade fire and will be distributed on November 14, 2019, at the Economic Assistance/Human Resources Building.
“From all of us at Foley Family Wines, we would like to extend a sentiment of extreme gratitude for the heroic efforts of all First Responders in fighting the Kincade Fire,” says Courtney Foley, 2nd generation vintner of Foley Family Wines. “No statement of recognition or donation will be able to convey how utterly thankful we feel for those who put their safety and well-being on the line for us. We also recognize that many in our industry were not so fortunate, and our hearts go out to our colleagues, friends, and neighbors who were affected.”
These donations are a continuation of similar charitable outreach the Foley family and company contributed in the aftermath of the 2017 California wildfires. Other organizations that Foley Family Wines have supported over the last few years include; Napa Valley Grapegrower’s Farmworker Alliance program, Sonoma County Resilience Fund, Sonoma County Grapegrowers Housing Fund, Sonoma County Humane Society, Russian Riverkeeper, Corazon Healdsburg, Sonoma County Humane Society, Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue, Redwood Empire Food Bank, The Living Room and Sonoma County Children’s Charities.
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery and Roth Vineyards suffered damage to non-essential buildings and equipment in the Kincade Fire, but all Foley Family wineries including those in Geyserville and on Chalk Hill Road escaped major damage.
“Because of the hard work of first responders, we are all safe. We hope these donations will assist our neighbors and the community impacted by the fires, and further assist our local first responders in keeping Sonoma County safe and strong,” says Courtney Foley.
About Foley Family Wines
Foley Family Wines was established by Bill Foley in 1996 with the acquisition of Lincourt Vineyards in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Since then, Foley Family Wines has grown to become a top producer, marketer, and distributor of highly-acclaimed, handmade wines and spirits. Every brand in the company’s portfolio is distinct and autonomous with its own identity, style, techniques, and personnel. Foley Family Wines owns the following winery properties: Acrobat (Oregon), Foley Sonoma (Geyserville, CA), Chalone Vineyards (Monterey, CA), Foley Estates (Sta. Rita Hills, CA), Lincourt Vineyards (Solvang, CA), Merus (Napa Valley, CA), Foley Johnson (Napa Valley, CA), Kuleto (Napa Valley, CA), Altvs (Napa, CA), Chalk Hill (Sonoma County, CA), Sebastiani (Sonoma County, CA), Banshee Wines (Sonoma, CA), Rickshaw Wines, Lancaster Estate (Sonoma County, CA), Langtry Estate (Lake County, CA), Three Rivers Winery (Walla Walla, WA), Firestone Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley, CA), Eos (Paso Robles, CA), Roth Estate (Sonoma County, CA), The Four Graces (Dundee, OR), Vavasour (Marlborough, New Zealand), Clifford Bay (Marlborough, New Zealand), Grove Mill (Marlborough, New Zealand), Martinborough Vineyard (Martinborough, New Zealand) and Te Kairanga (Martinborough, New Zealand). Bill Foley is the majority owner of the National Hockey League team, the Vegas Golden Knights (Las Vegas, NV). He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fidelity National Inc. and Vice Chairman of Fidelity National Information Services. Both are Fortune 500 companies.