Since our inception, the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation has contributed over $85,000 to its designated beneficiaries. We're pleased to announce that net proceeds from our 2023 fundraising events will be distributed to the following organizations:
Alzheimer’s Association - Team Joy
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Blue Skies for Children
Blue Skies for Children raises hope and self-esteem by sponsoring enrichment programs and other essentials for homeless, low-income and foster children in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
WWCC Institute for Enology & Viticulture
The Institute for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College provides students with hands-on experience in winemaking, viticulture practices, and wine marketing and sales. To this end, the Institute has developed several acres of teaching vineyards where students actively participate in vineyard management and the growing of quality wine grapes used to support the teaching winery. In addition to the teaching vineyard, the Institute has created a state-of-the-art teaching winery at College Cellars, where students are responsible for winemaking and wine chemistry.