SAN FRANCISCO, CA., Feb. 15, 2018 — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, today announced a donation of $200,000 to the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, marking the beginning of an ongoing partnership with the organization. This contribution reinforces the company’s commitment to the residents of Napa and Sonoma Counties following the North Bay wildfires.
“It is our responsibility to give back to our community by providing resources that will enable better lives for those impacted by the North Bay fires,” said Chris Stenzel, President of Constellation Brands’ Wine & Spirits Division. “We take our responsibility in this region seriously and are committed to making a positive and significant impact on those in need.”
The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County is a trusted funder and leading proponent for healthcare serving northern Sonoma County in building a healthier community. The organization focuses on raising funds in support of all those who live and work in the region, from northern Santa Rosa to the Mendocino border. This donation is transformative for the region and will go a long way in building and implementing solutions to the issues that its residents face.
“This gift from Constellation Brands is a wonderful testimony to the credibility of the Healthcare Foundation in meeting its mission,” said Debbie Mason, CEO of the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County. “As the leader and convener around health for all who live, work and play in the northern part of Sonoma County, the Healthcare Foundation is executing both long and short-term initiatives to care for the residents of our region. We are grateful to the business leaders and local employers who support our work with their time, talent and contributions.”
In addition, The Dreaming Tree Wines, a distinct Sonoma-based brand within Constellation’s portfolio of leading wine brands, will donate an additional $50,000 to the Wildfire Survivor Mental Health Collaborative. This new initiative by Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County will launch late spring and involves a collaborative of mental health professionals, including the region’s professional associations of Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Sonoma County Behavioral Health, as well as other partners, who are developing a system of care to provide free mental health counseling to all Sonoma County residents in need of counseling support.
To date, donations from Constellation Brands and its employees to aid victims of the North Bay fires have totaled more than $860,000. Benefactors have included: Redwood Empire Foodbank, American Red Cross, Community Foundation of Napa Valley, The Community Foundation of Mendocino County, and the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund. This also includes a collaboration between the company’s Ballast Point brand and Sonoma Cares on a beer in which proceeds are donated to the Sonoma Cares. In addition, the company’s Simi, Ravenswood, Clos du Bois and Franciscan wine brands have partnered on a trade marketing campaign that has contributed $30,000 to the overall effort, and the company’s Tom Gore Vineyards brand has contributed funds to Community Foundation Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund.
About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.
Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised.
About Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County
Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County is the only funder exclusively focused on the northern region of Sonoma County, through the lens of health. It is the leading proponent for creating healthier communities and relies on donor contributions to fund its work. The Healthcare Foundation has three focus areas for its grant making: health access, mental health and early childhood development. Founded in 2001, the Healthcare Foundation has invested more than $23 million to build a healthier region for all who live, work and play here.
For more information visit www.healthcarefoundation.net or call 707-473-0583.
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