Nick Valvano, Jim Valvano’s older brother, became the Chief Executive Officer of The V Foundation.

The first annual V Foundation Wine Celebration Vintners Grant was awarded in honor 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. – Nick Valvano


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 Foundation 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? – Julie Allegro