Schedule of Events

Thursday |  Friday  | Saturday

flowerswelcomeThe V Foundation and V Wine Celebration Boards of Directors invite you to join us for the 17th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration August 6-9, 2015. It’s a fabulous weekend with abundant offerings of great wines, superb food, and the gathering together of old and new friends in the fight against cancer.

We have created an amazing series of events to celebrate 17 years of achievements!

Thursday evening will feature exclusive winery dinners at B Cellars, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Raymond Vineyards, and Silver Oak Cellars.

The V Foundation Humanitarians & Founders will be feted at Casa Piena Winery.

After a wonderful dinner, guests will have the opportunity to dance the night away at the incredible Club Red at Raymond Vineyards.

Friday afternoon, The V Foundation Presidents & Vintner Grant Honorees will enjoy a gourmet lunch at Hall Winery.

Friday night, we will gather together for the “Let’s Get It Started” Party, showcasing the “All- Stars of Research” which kicks off the 2015 V Wine Celebration weekend. Guests will enjoy a high-energy performance by Project M, who will thrill the crowd with old school R&B, Funk, and Rock & Roll.

On Saturday morning we feature the Cancer Research Symposium, where the nation’s leading physicians and research scientists present the latest advances in cancer research. Later that afternoon, savor boutique and legendary wines with a fusion of edibles at the Innovators & Icons Marketplace.

Saturday evening, guests join together for world-class auctions and a lavish dinner at Nickel & Nickel Winery. The event begins with a wine reception and Super Silent & Showcase auctions, followed by our Gala Dinner & Live Action. The night tops with a private performance by Huey Lewis & The News, back by popular demand. The evening caps with the popular After Party at the Villagio Inn & Spa.

If you want to have a fun filled weekend while at the same time making a difference in the fight against cancer, please join us August 6-9, 2015 in the beautiful Napa Valley!

Invitations will be sent March 27, please call our office to insure you will receive yours: 707-963-0611.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Sincerely,   signatures


NAPA VALLEY, CA, AUGUST 10, 2015 – The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual fundraiser, The V Wine Celebration, garnered more than $10.6 million over the weekend of August 6-9 for cancer research. With an unprecedented $3 million matching grant from an anonymous donor, the total included more than $7.8 million in “fund-a-need” donations to support pediatric brain cancer research.


“There are moments in your life where you feel like everything you have done up until then leads to this one single moment,” said Julie Allegro, founder and co-chair of The V Wine Celebration. “Tonight was one of those nights. The feeling in that room – the excitement, the tears, the energy – we were all one, for a brief moment. And together, we exceeded our wildest goals and raised over $10 million, and will make a dent in finding a cure to cancer.”

This year’s V Wine Celebration gala dinner at Nickel & Nickel winery welcomed back Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski to rouse the crowd in the same way he has inspired and motivated players during his basketball coaching career. He suggested renaming The V Wine Celebration “The Winning Foundation” “because that’s what The V Foundation has done. It’s found cures. Jimmy (Valvano) was all about winning. That’s why this foundation was formed. Instead of being in his hospital room and saying, ‘I’m going to die,’ he said, ‘I’m going to win.’ “

“Everybody in this room is part of the team tonight,” he added. “Everybody will do something to help.”
The most compelling component of the auction was the fund-a-need, with more than half the guests raising their paddles to pledge donations to support research into pediatric brain cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.

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