SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) December 21, 2020
Following the devastating Glass Fire that impacted tens of thousands of acres of wine country, Gary’s Wine & Marketplace owners Gary and Liz Fisch donated $25,000 to Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace began as a small wine shop in New Jersey in 1987 and has since grown to be one of the largest fine wine businesses in the New York metropolitan area with a fifth store in Napa Valley, California. With his long standing connections in the industry, Gary rallied his colleagues across the U.S. to support resulting in more than $100,000 in additional contributions.
“Our community is resilient and when we band together, we can get through even the worst of times,” says Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Founder & CEO Gary Fisch. “The Napa Valley Community Foundation continues to safeguard those who are most hard hit and Liz and I are humbled to help those who have lost so much.”
The Napa Valley Community Foundation has worked side-by-side with local donors and nonprofits to support Napa Valley for more than 25 years. It has distributed more than $75 million in grants to improve the quality of life for residents of the region. Separately, following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake, the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund was created and has since distributed more than $25 million for relief and recovery efforts.
"We're so grateful for the generous gift to support wildfire relief from Gary's Wine & Marketplace,” says Napa Valley Community Foundation President Terence Mulligan. “On top of this wonderful donation, Gary Fisch personally reached out to his colleagues in the wine retail business across the US to urge them to step forward. Many of them did so, and we're going to be able to help lots of people as a result."
About Gary’s Wine & Marketplace
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace began as a small wine shop in Madison, New Jersey in 1987 and has grown to be one of the largest fine wine businesses in the New York metropolitan area, with four stores in Northern New Jersey and a fifth store in Napa Valley, California. Gary’s team of wine experts makes it the preferred white glove partner for major corporations for customizable events, including virtual tastings, and corporate gifting. Commitment to friendly, attentive service by its expert wine team and a myriad of wine and food events for the public sets Gary’s apart from other wine stores.
About Napa Valley Community Foundation
Napa Valley Community Foundation works side-by-side with local donors and nonprofits to tackle the most important challenges our Valley faces. Now celebrating 25 years of service to the community, the Foundation has distributed more than $75 million in grants to improve the quality of life for residents of the region, and currently serves as the philanthropic partner to thousands of individuals, families, nonprofit agencies and corporations in Napa Valley and beyond.
About the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund
The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is managed by Napa Valley Community Foundation and was established with a $10 million lead gift from Napa Valley Vintners following the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. So far, the Fund has distributed more than $25 million for relief and recovery from recent disasters.