Articles by: Julia DeNatale

From Napa Valley Register: Abramowicz Family Fund bestows grants

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March 17, 2014

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March 16, 2014 9:00 am  • Register Staff • Three Napa County organizations will receive four grants totaling more than $15,000 from The Abramowicz Family Fund at Napa Valley Community Foundation. Myrna Abramowicz, a longtime Napa resident who was a supporter of environmental, educational and political causes in Napa, established the […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Hispanic Network Awards

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March 9, 2014

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March 09, 2014 5:00 pm • Register Staff • Hispanic Network awards The Napa County Hispanic Network would like to congratulate the following individuals for being selected as recipients of the Lifetime Achievement and Friends of the Network awards for 2014. Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Terrence Mulligan, Napa Valley Community Foundation; Eva […]

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Helping students succeed in college

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December 13, 2013

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When our donors want to help students in Napa Valley achieve their full potential, they open a Scholarship Fund at NVCF. Our donors have chosen the types of students they wish to support, and NVCF currently has Scholarship Funds that help: military veterans; high school students who are first in their families to […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Community Foundation gives scholarships to veterans

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November 8, 2013

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November 8, 2013 12:30 PM • Register Staff • In honor of Veterans Day, Napa Valley Community Foundation has announced that a scholarship program for veterans will see a 38 percent increase in its budget this year. The George and Gwendolyn Goodin Scholarship Fund, which gives college and university scholarships to […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Special grants boost music in public schools

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September 1, 2013

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September 1, 2013 12:30 PM  •  Isabelle Dills • A total of $118,500 awarded countywide Numerous schools throughout Napa Valley were recently awarded grant money to boost their music programs. The funding was awarded through the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Ruth L. Terranella “Seventy-Six Trombones” Music Fund, which aims to enhance music […]

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From Napa Valley Register: $1 Million Project Aims to Smooth Path to Citizenship

July 20, 2013 6:00 pm  •  Howard Yune  • A new team effort among Napa County community groups aims to remove the roadblocks standing between thousands of immigrants and U.S. citizenship, beginning by month’s end. With funding from the Napa Valley Community Foundation, a group of local nonprofits is preparing to offer […]

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Sparking dialogue on key issues and trends

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June 4, 2013

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When a groundbreaking book was published about the sweeping demographic changes taking place across the nation, we invited the author, Paul Taylor, to Napa to talk about this important topic. We convened a group of local donors and stakeholders to meet with Paul and discuss his findings, which are based […]

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From La Opinión: La economía de Napa la mueven los inmigrantes

Por: Pilar Marrero / pilar.marrero@laopinion.com PUBLICADO: MAY, 4, 2012 3:00 El valle de Napa, con sus plantíos de uva, sus grandes fincas y su prestigiosa industria del vino, es un motor económico de California. Pero no tendría la vitalidad que hoy tiene – y el prestigio mundial- si no fuera porque cuenta con […]

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From American Public Media’s Marketplace: In Napa, Civic Leaders Try to Grow a Hispanic Middle Class

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December 13, 2011

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Jeff Tyler discusses creating a Latino middle class in Napa County in this interview with Napa Valley Community Foundation President, Terence Mulligan, and other local nonprofit leaders. Kai Ryssdal: A report out here in California last week shows that less than half the families in this state are middle-class anymore. Yes, part of that’s […]

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From New York Times: Aware of Its Dependence, Napa Takes Care of Migrant Workers

By SCOTT JAMES • A worker trimmed excess branches and leaves from vines. Nearly every drop of Napa County’s world-class wine is produced by migrant labor. This time of year, that means the workers are suckering vines — pulling off, by hand, tiny sprouts that might hinder the growth of […]

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