South San Francisco, CA October 30, 2019 Submitted by SF Wine School
As you know, this week we are honoring 8 years in business and 4 years in our South City home with our annual Luxury Wine Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction to support the Glancy Wine Education Fund. This is a hard week for celebration when our hearts and hopes are with our friends and colleagues in Sonoma County and other regions burning around the state, but we will endeavor to carry on in the spirit of our beloved wine community and renew our efforts to provide educational support to our students wanting to advance in the face of disaster.
Monday, we announced that the Glancy Wine Education Fund is once again creating special scholarships to assist our industry professionals whose jobs or homes have been impacted by the fires, allowing them the ability to pursue their education while they wait for rebuilding efforts to be completed. This idea began in 2014, before the fund was officially created, when we provided free education to the employees at Manresa after fire destroyed their restaurant. The first official “Fund a Need Scholarships” were established within the Glancy Wine Education Fund 2 years ago for the Napa/Sonoma fire victims. Last year, it benefited students who were forced to retake their Master Sommelier tasting exams after being stripped of their pins when the exam was invalidated due to a cheating scandal.
We are very grateful to be able to provide this support during another difficult time for our community. We invite those who have been impacted by the fires to apply for financial aid. We invite those who would like to offer financial aid to join us in this endeavor. Read on for scholarship details and ways you can help. If you are inspired, please share this with others.
David & Kristin
Our Online Auction contains $50,000 worth of unique tastings, dining and travel experiences, plus many special bottles including a 2013 Screaming Eagle! Winners may designate what portion of their contribution will go to Fund-A-Need Scholarships for California Fire Victims.