ESPN Presents: “V For Victory” Television Event on ABC- Saturday, August 8, 2020

Partner Spotlight : Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry


Over the course of the last 40 years, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry has established a reputation far beyond their Silicon Valley home for the company’s expertise in jewelry design, rare luxury timepieces, and gemstones. But for the Silvers, lifelong residents of the San Francisco Bay area, their most rewarding accomplishments has always been the great relationships they have forged in their community and the philanthropic impact they have been able to make thanks to their success.

Stephen Silver, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry: “As a part of our commitment to our community and to our clientele and friends, we’ve chosen to align with the V Foundation in their quest to fight and cure cancer. My association with the V Foundation is very personal. Both of my parents died of cancer at relatively young ages, and this quest to cure cancer is ever-present in my mind. That’s why, five years ago, I pledged long-term commitment to the V Foundation to help make an impact in their research and quest for a cure.”

Jared Silver, President of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and V Foundation Board Member: “We need all our strength, commitment, and persistence to find a cure for cancer. This year marks the 5th anniversary of our own commitment to the Foundation, and we have decided to mark the anniversary by introducing a new product called the Bracelet of Hope. Each year we are going to add a new gemstone to the bracelet, starting with a rutilated quartz gem this year. This gemstone is known as an illuminator of the soul and it is believed to promote spiritual growth, something we could all use in these very trying times. We hope you wear your Bracelet of Hope all-year round and in years to come to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to supporting the V Foundation.”

Thank you to Jared Silver and Stephen Silver for their generous spirit, and for supporting this year’s Virtual Wine Celebration luxury gift, with the Bracelet of Hope!

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Gemstone + Jewel Boxes by Mina Family Kitchen

Join us on Saturday, August 8, for a very special opportunity for Dinner and a Show! Our Virtual Auction Experience will keep you entertained that evening, while your dinner is handled by Michelin-decorated Chef Michael Mina! Complete the experience with a half bottle of wine from Gemstone Vineyards, and all you need to do is tell us where to meet you.

With accolades including a Michelin star at his flagship San Francisco restaurant MICHAEL MINA, James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee, and Bon Appétit Chef of the Year, Chef Michael Mina continues to dazzle the culinary world with over 45 bold dining concepts across the globe.

Specially created for our San Francisco and Greater Bay Area friends, Mina Family Kitchen is proud to share some of the bold flavors of Middle Eastern cooking that Michael Mina grew up with in his mother’s kitchen. Their globally inspired menu reflects that no matter where we come from, we are all family.

Each jewel box of Michael Mina’s Middle-Eastern Feast will be complemented by a half bottle of 2011 Gemstone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the proprietor’s private library. Diverse Bordeaux varietals grown from this intimate 16-acre estate in Yountville produce a depth of flavors and textures that are sure to complement the rich journey of flavors Michael Mina is famous for.

Order by July 24, and a member of the Mina Family Kitchen will take it from there to ensure that your dietary needs are met, and deliver your food and wine experience to your door. Jewel Boxes will be delivered on August 8 to locations up to 80 miles from San Francisco. Vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free/allergy-conscious options available.

Sentient Jet

Partner Spotlight : Sentient Jet

Sentient Jet has been honored to be a part of the V Foundation Wine Celebration for more than a decade as a passionate supporter of the mission to conquer cancer. The Sentient team is committed to its continued support of the V Foundation for Cancer Research and is honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Napa community in its unwavering commitment to crush this disease.

Sentient Jet is reinventing private aviation in today’s in travel landscape, helping travelers safely rediscover the world, reunite with family and return to business.

The Sentient Jet Card program offers access to all-inclusive fixed hourly rates across four jet size categories, guaranteed availability starting at just 10 hours’ notice, seamless booking, jet card hours that never expire, pristinely sanitized aircraft, and more.

As a longtime supporter of the V Foundation, Sentient is pleased to extend fellow supporters with an exclusive opportunity to enjoy the benefits of flying private with a Sentient 25-Hour Jet Card, starting at $5,480/hour. Along with your jet card purchase, you will also receive one complimentary hour of flight time and Sentient Jet will make a $5,000 donation to the V Foundation.

Sentient Jet has a number of new jet card options to help meet today’s needs – and due to the new 2020 CARES Act, your Jet Card purchase is reduced by the traditional 7.5% Federal Excise Tax through December 31, 2020, allowing you to gain more value from your purchase.

To learn more about the Sentient Jet Card program, please visit:

Thank you to our friends at Sentient Jet for their commitment to our cause! We are proud to have you as our partner.