The evening’s proceeds will be devoted to Queen of the Valley Foundation’s $18.7 million campaign to support renovation and upgrades to the Queen’s Regional Cancer Center. This allows Queen of the Valley to offer the latest services, programs and technologies that improve, prolong and save lives. The Regional Cancer Center is focused on optimizing every step of the care process so that the treatment team can focus on what matters most—patient care.
Auctioneer Malcolm Barber, co-chairman of Bonhams, one of the sponsors for Generous Heart, with the assistance of Rob Mondavi, kept the bidding lively during the 20 live auction lots. The evening’s offerings included a McLaren experience at Sonoma Raceway, a holiday party hosted by Gail and Carmen Policy and an extraordinary two-day tour of Napa and Anderson valleys hosted by Nancy and Dan Duckhorn.
An exciting moment came early in the evening, when a lot that originally included two nights in Mexico City and then changed to a visit to the Yucatan was sold and the proceeds were then donated to earthquake relief in Mexico City. The lot donor, Journey Mexico, then generously donated a second trip, which quickly sold, to ensure funds were also raised for Queen of the Valley Foundation.
The live auction closed with a Fund-A-Need, which alone raised nearly $500,000 and included a generous contribution of $150,000 by vintners, Barbara and Warren Winiarski.
In addition to the highest-ever proceeds from the evening’s activities and the events sponsors and underwriters, the Foundation announced two irrevocable gifts created especially for Generous Heart’s cancer campaign. These generous gifts included $1 million from Betty and Ron Profili and $500,000 from Linda and Ed Barwick.
The Generous Heart event draws on the support of many philanthropic-minded individuals and businesses, including honorary chairs Nancy and Dan Duckhorn and event co-chairs Beth Fenton, Dorothy Salmon, Erin Simms and Lydia Mondavi. Major sponsors included Duckhorn Wine Company, Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, Price Simms Family Dealerships and Wells Fargo Dealer Services. Additional significant sponsors and underwriters included Carolyn and Bill Bacigalupi, Bonhams, Linda and Ed Barwick, Ulla and John Brown, Sonja and Gary Campbell/Hewlett-Packard, Mrs. Dana Leavitt, Steve Lebow, Diane B. Wilsey, and Betty and Paul Woolls.


Generous Heart 2017 Committee
Nancy and Dan Duckhorn, Honorary Chairs

Beth Fenton, Co-Chair
Dorothy Salmon, Co-Chair
Erin Simms, Co-Chair
Mandy Birckbeck
Deb Connor
Laura Gazi
Rebecca Johnson
Paula Kornell
Lydia Mondavi
Lauren Nicholsen
George Porter
Sandra Powers
Laura Regusci
Kass Simon
Janet Trefethen
Kimberly Washington

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