Nick Valvano, Jimmy V’s older brother, became the Chief Executive Officer of The V Foundation. The first annual V Wine Celebration Vintners Grant was awarded in honour of Rennick Andrew Harris Jr. for integrative approaches to reducing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer patients at UC San Diego. Grants were also awarded to benefit innovative research programs at Stanford University Medical Center.

If anything good came of Jim’s death, it’s that the foundation provided the knowledge of what should be done right away in terms of early detection and early treatment

The V Wine Celebration made the Wine Spectator’s Top Ten list of charity wine auctions. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Mitch Cosentino for Melanoma research at the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center on behalf of the mother Arlene

Olympic Gold Medal Skater and V Board member, Peggy Fleming hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the V Wine Celebration funded Wellness Center at Queen of the Valley Hopital. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Garen & Shari Staglin for Leukaemia research, in memory of Garen’s father Pasquale Stagliano, at the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center. The Fund A Need for special melanoma research was in honour of the late Gil Nickel, founder of Far Niente. A successful campaign ensued to raise $1 million to endow the Fellowship for the Gil Nickel Fund awarded to The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center.

I feel very grateful that I survived and my message is early detection

The Fund A Need was in honour of Jim Valvano’s daughter, Jamie Valvano Howard, for genomic breast cancer research. The Partners in Excellence grant was awarded to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The 59,000 square-foot Wellness Center at Queen of the Valley, funded by the V Wine Celebration, opens the doors to the community and establishes a survivorship program for cancer patients. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Chuck & Anne McMinn for a V Scholar at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The V Wine Celebration was hosted by former Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz, with entertainment by Kenny Loggins

I am alive today because of cancer research

10th Anniversary of the V Wine Celebration was hosted by Good Morning America co-anchor, Robin Roberts, celebrating her one-year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor. ESPN honoured Robin with a $100,000 pledge in her name. A $1 million grant was awarded to pediatric cancer at UCSF. V Board member, Coach K achieves Olympic Gold in Beijing. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of the partners of Far Niente for thyroid cancer research at MD Anderson. Entertainment by Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons

What you have done in the last 10 years has made a difference in countless lives.

The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Cyril & Blakesley Chappellet for melanoma research at the Simon Cancer Center at Iniana University. Fund a Need in honor of Teri Kuhn for leukemia research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Entertainment by Huey Lewis & The News.

The V Foundation reaches a milestone of $100 million dollars raised for cancer research

The First Responders of 9/11 who are diagnosed with cancer are awarded a $1 million dollar grant in their honour at the V Wine Celebration event hosted by College Football Hall of Fame Coach, Lou Holtz. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Suzanne Pride Bryan for breast cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. The inaugural Volunteer Grant was awarded to UCSF in honour of Derek & Cathy Reisinger. Coach K, and V Board member and Chairman of the US Olympic Committee, Larry Probst, win gold for the US in London. Entertainment by Chris Isaak

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today

Olympic & World Figure Skating legend Scott Hamilton hosts the 16th annual gala, inspiring guests with his extraordinary perseverance through his own cancer battle. A generous and impactful pledge of $1 million from Ron & Teri Kuhn, proprietors of Pillar Rock Vineyards, inspired heartfelt giving at the auction. The Vintner Grant is awarded in honor of Naoko Dalla Valle for a special Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) clinical trial at UCSF.

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1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Julie Allegro, daughter of V Foundation Board member, Jim Allegro, had an idea of how to raise money to fight cancer. She met with Bob Lloyd, Chairman of The V Foundation. Together, they formed a local V Wine Celebration board with the inaugural event held that August raising more than $400,000.

“People say ‘How can you find the time?’ My answer is ‘How can we not?”

Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski, and his wife Mickie, host the V Wine Celebration event. The V Foundation is awarded 4-Stars by Charity Navigator and becomes one of the top-rated charities in the United States. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Dick and Ann Grace for Neuroblastoma research at UCSF on behalf of Jay Ferrick. The Joan Rombauer Endowed Fellowship in Pancreatic Cancer research at UC San Francisco was established

Part of beating cancer is about a positive attitude and a belief that we are going to win

Far Niente winery owner Gil Nickel was presented with the V Founders Courage Award alongside his beloved wife, Beth. TheCharles Schwab Cup Championship partnered with the V Wine Celebration as a benefitting charity during the PGA tour. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Mark Beringer for Sarcoma research at UC Davis.

We are just one miracle away from having everything jsut right in our fight against cancer

Nickel and Nickel Winery becomes the home of the annual V Wine Celebration event hosted by owner, Beth Nickel. The V Foundation, with the support of a $2 million dollar pledge by founding partner ESPN, becomes fully endowed, and awards 100% of all donations directly to cancer research and related programs. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Leslie Rudd and Todd Zapolski for lung cancer research at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Florida. The V Wine Celebration hosted its first private concert with entertainment by Michael McDonald.

We remain fully committed to working with the V Foundation to fight this terrible disease, which impacts too many of our fans and members of our ESPN family.

Broadcasting legend, Dick Vitale, college backetball’s top analyst and ESPN ambassador, hosts the V Wine Celebration. The Fund A Need raised funds for the new state-of-the-art cancer center at St. Helena Hospital. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Rib Lail for breast cancer research at MD Anderson, with entertainment by Daryl Hall & John Oates

I will always see Jimmy’s legacy not in him cutting down the nets after N.C. State won the nation championship, but in the millions of lives he has touched through The V Foundation

V Foundation Atrium of Home – The 11,500 square-foot St. Helena Hospital Cancer Center, funded by the V Wine Celebration opened the doors to cancer patients in the Napa Valley community. The V Foundation Atrium of Hope is named. The Fund A Need and Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Emily Miner for lung cancer research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, with entertainment by The Pointer Sisters.

The Fund A Need video introduction by US Olympics Gold Medalist Figure Skater Scott Hamilton, and a $500,000 matching pledge from Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, raised $1 million for a grant awarded Duke Cancer Institute for brain cancer research. Inaugural “Let’s Get it Started” Party kicked off the V Wine Celebration weekend and shattered auction records, placing the V Wine Celebration at #3 in Wine Spectator’s Top Ten Charitable Wine Auctions in the United States. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Robin & Michelle Fields Baggett for stomach cancer research at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. The Inspirational Award was given in honor of Neil Aldoroty for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma research at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope. Entertainment by the Doobie Brothers.

Chasing my kids around the ice? I didn’t think that I would be saying that a year ago.

15th Anniversary of the V Wine Celebration is hosted by Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his wife Mickie. Susan Braun, newly appointed as CEO of The V Foundation, succeeds Jimmy V’s beloved brother, Nick Valvano. The first in-house Pathology Laboratory in the Napa Valley, funded by the V Wine Celebration, opens at the new Advanced Diagnostic & Surgical Center at Queen of the Valley

Together we can find a cure!

In his third time hosting the V Wine Celebration, Coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares the crowd that “something incredible” is going to happen that night. As promised, highlighted
by a spirited auction and one of the most anticipated Fund A Need auctions to date, the 17th annual fundraising event shatters all prior records to culminate in a grand total of more than $10 million raised for cancer research! Elaine & Rick Jones are named as Vintner Grant Honorees with a pancreatic research grant in their honor to MD Anderson Cancer Center. The V Foundation receives its fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and remains one of the top three charity wine auctions in the country.

$150 MILLION Raised for Cancer Research by The V Foundation!

1999

Julie Allegro, daughter of V Foundation Board member, Jim Allegro, had an idea of how to raise money to fight cancer. She met with Bob Lloyd, Chairman of The V Foundation. Together, they formed a local V Wine Celebration board with the inaugural event held that August raising more than $400,000.

“People say ‘How can you find the time?’ My answer is ‘How can we not?”

2000

Nick Valvano, Jimmy V’s older brother, became the Chief Executive Officer of The V Foundation. The first annual V Wine Celebration Vintners Grant was awarded in honour of Rennick Andrew Harris Jr. for integrative approaches to reducing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer patients at UC San Diego. Grants were also awarded to benefit innovative research programs at Stanford University Medical Center.

If anything good came of Jim’s death, it’s that the foundation provided the knowledge of what should be done right away in terms of early detection and early treatment

2001

Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski, and his wife Mickie, host the V Wine Celebration event. The V Foundation is awarded 4-Stars by Charity Navigator and becomes one of the top-rated charities in the United States. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Dick and Ann Grace for Neuroblastoma research at UCSF on behalf of Jay Ferrick. The Joan Rombauer Endowed Fellowship in Pancreatic Cancer research at UC San Francisco was established

Part of beating cancer is about a positive attitude and a belief that we are going to win

2002

The V Wine Celebration made the Wine Spectator’s Top Ten list of charity wine auctions. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Mitch Cosentino for Melanoma research at the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center on behalf of the mother Arlene

2003

Far Niente winery owner Gil Nickel was presented with the V Founders Courage Award alongside his beloved wife, Beth. TheCharles Schwab Cup Championship partnered with the V Wine Celebration as a benefitting charity during the PGA tour. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Mark Beringer for Sarcoma research at UC Davis.

We are just one miracle away from having everything jsut right in our fight against cancer

2004

Olympic Gold Medal Skater and V Board member, Peggy Fleming hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the V Wine Celebration funded Wellness Center at Queen of the Valley Hopital. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Garen & Shari Staglin for Leukaemia research, in memory of Garen’s father Pasquale Stagliano, at the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center. The Fund A Need for special melanoma research was in honour of the late Gil Nickel, founder of Far Niente. A successful campaign ensued to raise $1 million to endow the Fellowship for the Gil Nickel Fund awarded to The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center.

I feel very grateful that I survived and my message is early detection

2005

Nickel and Nickel Winery becomes the home of the annual V Wine Celebration event hosted by owner, Beth Nickel. The V Foundation, with the support of a $2 million dollar pledge by founding partner ESPN, becomes fully endowed, and awards 100% of all donations directly to cancer research and related programs. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Leslie Rudd and Todd Zapolski for lung cancer research at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Florida. The V Wine Celebration hosted its first private concert with entertainment by Michael McDonald.

We remain fully committed to working with the V Foundation to fight this terrible disease, which impacts too many of our fans and members of our ESPN family.

2006

The Fund A Need was in honour of Jim Valvano’s daughter, Jamie Valvano Howard, for genomic breast cancer research. The Partners in Excellence grant was awarded to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The 59,000 square-foot Wellness Center at Queen of the Valley, funded by the V Wine Celebration, opens the doors to the community and establishes a survivorship program for cancer patients. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Chuck & Anne McMinn for a V Scholar at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The V Wine Celebration was hosted by former Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz, with entertainment by Kenny Loggins

I am alive today because of cancer research

2007

Broadcasting legend, Dick Vitale, college backetball’s top analyst and ESPN ambassador, hosts the V Wine Celebration. The Fund A Need raised funds for the new state-of-the-art cancer center at St. Helena Hospital. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Rib Lail for breast cancer research at MD Anderson, with entertainment by Daryl Hall & John Oates

I will always see Jimmy’s legacy not in him cutting down the nets after N.C. State won the nation championship, but in the millions of lives he has touched through The V Foundation

2008

10th Anniversary of the V Wine Celebration was hosted by Good Morning America co-anchor, Robin Roberts, celebrating her one-year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor. ESPN honoured Robin with a $100,000 pledge in her name. A $1 million grant was awarded to pediatric cancer at UCSF. V Board member, Coach K achieves Olympic Gold in Beijing. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of the partners of Far Niente for thyroid cancer research at MD Anderson. Entertainment by Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons

What you have done in the last 10 years has made a difference in countless lives.

2009

V Foundation Atrium of Home – The 11,500 square-foot St. Helena Hospital Cancer Center, funded by the V Wine Celebration opened the doors to cancer patients in the Napa Valley community. The V Foundation Atrium of Hope is named. The Fund A Need and Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Emily Miner for lung cancer research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, with entertainment by The Pointer Sisters.

2010

The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Cyril & Blakesley Chappellet for melanoma research at the Simon Cancer Center at Iniana University. Fund a Need in honor of Teri Kuhn for leukemia research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Entertainment by Huey Lewis & The News.

The V Foundation reaches a milestone of $100 million dollars raised for cancer research

2011

The Fund A Need video introduction by US Olympics Gold Medalist Figure Skater Scott Hamilton, and a $500,000 matching pledge from Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, raised $1 million for a grant awarded Duke Cancer Institute for brain cancer research. Inaugural “Let’s Get it Started” Party kicked off the V Wine Celebration weekend and shattered auction records, placing the V Wine Celebration at #3 in Wine Spectator’s Top Ten Charitable Wine Auctions in the United States. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Robin & Michelle Fields Baggett for stomach cancer research at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. The Inspirational Award was given in honor of Neil Aldoroty for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma research at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope. Entertainment by the Doobie Brothers.

Chasing my kids around the ice? I didn’t think that I would be saying that a year ago.

2012

The First Responders of 9/11 who are diagnosed with cancer are awarded a $1 million dollar grant in their honour at the V Wine Celebration event hosted by College Football Hall of Fame Coach, Lou Holtz. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honour of Suzanne Pride Bryan for breast cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. The inaugural Volunteer Grant was awarded to UCSF in honour of Derek & Cathy Reisinger. Coach K, and V Board member and Chairman of the US Olympic Committee, Larry Probst, win gold for the US in London. Entertainment by Chris Isaak

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today

2013

15th Anniversary of the V Wine Celebration is hosted by Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his wife Mickie. Susan Braun, newly appointed as CEO of The V Foundation, succeeds Jimmy V’s beloved brother, Nick Valvano. The first in-house Pathology Laboratory in the Napa Valley, funded by the V Wine Celebration, opens at the new Advanced Diagnostic & Surgical Center at Queen of the Valley

Together we can find a cure!

2014

Olympic & World Figure Skating legend Scott Hamilton hosts the 16th annual gala, inspiring guests with his extraordinary perseverance through his own cancer battle. A generous and impactful pledge of $1 million from Ron & Teri Kuhn, proprietors of Pillar Rock Vineyards, inspired heartfelt giving at the auction. The Vintner Grant is awarded in honor of Naoko Dalla Valle for a special Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) clinical trial at UCSF.

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2015

In his third time hosting the V Wine Celebration, Coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares the crowd that “something incredible” is going to happen that night. As promised, highlighted
by a spirited auction and one of the most anticipated Fund A Need auctions to date, the 17th annual fundraising event shatters all prior records to culminate in a grand total of more than $10 million raised for cancer research! Elaine & Rick Jones are named as Vintner Grant Honorees with a pancreatic research grant in their honor to MD Anderson Cancer Center. The V Foundation receives its fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and remains one of the top three charity wine auctions in the country.

$150 MILLION Raised for Cancer Research by The V Foundation!

 
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