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!

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.

Partner Spotlight : John Anthony Vineyards

John Anthony Vineyards is built on heritage, winegrowing and winemaking. Vintners and Founders Michele and John Anthony Truchard have been active supporters of the V Foundation Wine Celebration for over 10 years. John and his wife Michele first attended the celebration as guests at the gala and auction, quickly became involved and have been a significant contributor and sponsor of the event ever since.

John’s Mother, Jo-Ann Truchard is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed in 2003. John and Michele were drawn to the organization’s mission to fund early-stage research into curing various forms of cancer, research that might otherwise not be pursued. The V Foundation’s role, described as being “the venture capitalist of cancer research” felt like an extension of the Truchard’s beliefs and values.

The V Foundation Wine Celebration Family is a highly productive network of vintners, donors, brilliant scientists, administrators, organizers and volunteers who together are making powerful strides in cutting-edge cancer research. The celebration itself is a wonderful experience to be surrounded by this family, but an important annual reminder of how much our help is needed and the incredible advancements being made as a result.

As this year’s Vintner Grant Honorees, John and Michele join Chad and Sage Steele to taste through a personally curated selection of their small-production, estate wines. This collection will be available as a special 2020 V Foundation Wine Celebration Tasting Package, exclusively available to our supporters. 100% of proceeds from the collection will be donated to support V Foundation’s mission to finding a cure for cancer through research. Join us for this LIVE Facebook event on Wednesday, July 1st at 5:00pm PST! Click the link here to reserve your spot.

The special 2020 V Foundation Wine Celebration Tasting Package is available for purchase at John Anthony Vineyards and includes:

  • 2019 John Anthony Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2018 John Anthony Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2016 John Anthony Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Thank you to John & Michele, and the entire John Anthony Family of Wines for their unwavering support to our cause!

Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands is thrilled, and has been since day one, to be a proud supporter of the V FOUNDATION WINE CELEBRATION. This is more than a spectacular event, it is an “experience” that brings together like-minded individuals and companies filled with compassion, commitment, a never give-up attitude, and steeped with a heavy dose of generosity. The V Wine Team has created a setting and environment that will inspire from the moment you engage. Making a difference for generations to come by ridding this world of cancer means being part of something truly life changing.