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Featured cause: SommFoundation

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Above: SommFoundation recently led a group of young wine professionals on a trip to Vinho Verde in Portugal.

The mission of the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation (“SommFoundation”) is to assist the wine and spirits professional to achieve the highest level of proficiency and accreditation in the food and beverage industry. It provides enrichment opportunities and scholarships to sommeliers, restaurant professionals, wine journalists, and winemakers to further their knowledge about the world of wine and spirits and elevate the level of competency in the understanding of the beverage profession. In 2017, it sent 102 Wine Professionals on 13 Enrichment Trips (Israel, Napa, Rias Baixas, Willamette, St. Emilion, & Tuscany to name a few). It also awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to 147 individuals from the US, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

Kelli White, one of this year’s featured speakers, writes regularly for the Guild of Sommeliers.

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Boulder Burgundy Festival is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to support education for aspiring wine professionals, medical aid for the needy, and meals for children facing hunger.

Our events celebrate the fine wines of Burgundy through educational seminars, tastings, and meals that raise money for those in need.

Image via the SommFoundation Facebook.

Featured cause: Chefs Cycle

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Chefs Cycle is part of Share Our Strength, whose mission is to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

Share Our Strength’s founders believe that “everyone has a strength to share to help ensure every individual can live a healthy and productive life.”

Chef Cycle organizes fundraising endurance events featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community.

The money it raises benefits programs, like No Kid Hungry, which seeks to end childhood hunger in the United States.

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Boulder Burgundy Festival is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to support education for aspiring wine professionals, medical aid for the needy, and meals for children facing hunger.

Our events celebrate the fine wines of Burgundy through educational seminars, tastings, and meals that raise money for those in need.

Image via the No Kid Hungry (Shared Strength) Facebook.

Featured Cause: There With Care

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Above: A There With Care volunteer collected donations to provide supplemental groceries to families facing a critical illness (from the There With Care Facebook).

There With Care is of the Boulder Burgundy Festival’s 2018 causes.

Boulder Burgundy Festival is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to support education for aspiring wine professionals, medical aid for the needy, and meals for children facing hunger.

Our events celebrate the fine wines of Burgundy through educational seminars, tastings, and meals that raise money for those in need.

From the There With Care Website:

There With Care’s mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. It serves families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who ease the burden of life’s day-to-day obligations with compassion and care.

When a family receives a medical diagnosis of critical illness for their child, the wholeness of the family is threatened. There With Care works with the hospitals and social workers to identify and ease the stresses for the families, giving them more time with their children. The meaningful support There With Care provides is unique to each family.

Boulder Burgundy Festival is now a non-profit.

Earlier this month, we received a letter from the IRS:

“We’re pleased to tell you,” it read, “we determined you’re exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to you under IRC section 170. You’re also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.”

The Boulder Burgundy Festival is now officially a non-profit. Not only are we now tax-exempt, but your support of the festival is also now valid as a charitable tax deduction.

Now in its eight year, the gathering has always been focused on raising awareness of and money for local charities. Over the years, we’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars for our partners.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have finally achieved our 501(c)(3).

Please click here to read about this year’s causes.

And thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s festival.

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The Boulder Burgundy Festival adds two new causes this year

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Now in its fifth year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival continues to support locally based charities like the Growe Foundation and the Davis Finney Foundation with proceeds from the gathering.

This year, festival founder Brett Zimmerman has added two new causes: The Family Learning Center and There with Care.

The Family Learning Center “is an inclusive community where children and families of all races and cultures, and from all walks of life, are welcomed. We believe that family and community offer the best support system for healthy social, academic, civic, and ethical development. By offering educational opportunities to the entire family, we create families who value education, self-reliance, and community service.”

Click here to learn more.

There with Care provides “support to hundreds of families being treated at 12 hospitals and medical facilities across Colorado. Through the kindness of volunteers, generosity of business owners and the philanthropy of donors, we have been able to ease many of the burdens of children and families facing critical illness.”

Click here to learn more.