$2.2 MILLION RAISED

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 awarded for cancer research.

$2.3 MILLION RAISED

The V Foundation Atrium of Hope is named. The 11,500 square-foot St. Helena Hospital Cancer Center, funded by the V Foundation Wine Celebration, opened the doors to cancer patients in the Napa Valley community. 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.

$3.9 MILLION RAISED

The 10th Anniversary of the V Foundation Wine Celebration was hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor, Robin Roberts, celebrating her one-year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor. ESPN honored 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 honor of the partners of Far Niente for thyroid cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Entertainment by Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons.

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

$3.9 MILLION RAISED

Broadcasting legend, Dick Vitale, college basketball’s top analyst and ESPN ambassador, hosts the V Foundation 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 honor of Robin Lail, of Lail Family Vineyards for breast cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, 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 – Dick Vitale

$3.3 MILLION RAISED

The Fund A Need was in honor 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 Foundation Wine Celebration, opens the doors to the community and establishes a survivorship program for cancer patients. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Chuck & Anne McMinn, of Vineyard 29 for a V Scholar at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The V Foundation Wine Celebration was hosted by former Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz, with entertainment by Kenny Loggins.

I am alive today because of cancer research – Jamie Valvano

$6.7 MILLION RAISED

Nickel and Nickel Winery becomes the home of the annual V Foundation 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 Foundation 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.
– George Bodenheimer

$1.4 MILLION RAISED

Olympic Gold Medal Skater and V Board member, Peggy Fleming hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the V Foundation Wine Celebration funded Wellness Center at Queen of the Valley Hospital. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Garen & Shari Staglin, of Staglin Family Vineyard for Leukemia 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 honor 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.
– Peggy Fleming

$4 MILLION RAISED

Far Niente winery owner Gil Nickel was presented with the V Founders Courage Award alongside his beloved wife, Beth.

The Charles Schwab Cup Championship partnered with the V Wine Celebration as a benefitting charity during the PGA tour. The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Mark Beringer for Sarcoma research at UC Davis.

We are just one miracle away from having everything just right in our fight against cancer. – Gil Nickel

$2 MILLION RAISED

The V Foundation Wine Celebration made the Wine Spectator’s Top Ten list of charity wine auctions.

The Vintner Grant was awarded in honor of Mitch Cosentino, for Melanoma Research at the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center, in memory of his mother, Ariene Cosentino.

$2.6 MILLION RAISED

Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski, and his wife Mickie, host the V Foundation 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 honor of Dick & Ann Grace, of Grace Family Vineyards 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 having a positive attitude. – Coach K