The Napa Valley is a community that is driven by passion and a familial spirit that runs deep to its core. Each year, the Valley celebrates, raises funds, and expands the reach of organizations that serve the community. Proprietors, Rich and Leslie Frank of Frank Family Vineyards have found joy serving the community and dedicating their time to philanthropic efforts.
“As a successful winery business, Rich and I believe that we are in a fortunate position to play an important and progressive role in improving the lives of the people in Napa Valley and beyond,” said Proprietor of Frank Family Vineyards, Leslie Frank.
Leslie serves on the board of directors of Festival Napa Valley, which raises funds to enrich arts and community programs and recently co-chaired the Arts for All Gala, which raised a record $2.6 million for the non-profit.
On September 6th, Rich and Leslie served as the honorary chairs of the 13th annual Collabria Care Gala. Collabria Care is the leading center for community-based care for those facing transitions of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other serious illnesses. As ambassadors for the organization, Rich and Leslie donated two high value lots to the silent auction where 250 community members attended.
“I am so honored to be working with such a committed and dedicated family,” said Financial Consultant, Karin Alvarado. “Our team is privileged to work with individuals like Rich and Leslie who so generously respond to the needs of our Napa Community.”
In addition to their community involvement, the Franks also take the helm of Frank Family Vineyards’ charitable giving initiatives. In 2018, the Frank Family team raised $10,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the winery’s “Frank Drinks Pink” campaign. This year, the winery will be coordinating a “Frank Fights Hunger” campaign throughout the month of November.
During this campaign, the Franks will be donating 10 percent of proceeds from each online purchase of the Carneros Pinot Noir to Feeding America which is equivalent to about 11 meals per bottle to children and families in need.