Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates $100,000 to Support Diversity in Wine Education

The contribution to the Glancy Wine Education Foundation will provide financial aid to disadvantaged and minority workers seeking wine education

Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates $100,000 to Support Diversity in Wine Education
Proceeds for the Wine Experience go toward the Wine Spectator Scholarship Fund's charitable efforts. (Shannon Sturgis)
Jan 21, 2021

The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Glancy Wine Education Foundation as part of its campaign to support diversity in the wine industry. The contribution will fund scholarships for students demonstrating economic need and a desire to start or advance a career in the wine or hospitality industry using certifications offered at San Francisco Wine School.

Glancy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting disadvantaged and minority communities with scholarships to further their professional wine education. The donated funds provide a significant boost to the foundation, allowing it to support more than 30 students in need of financial aid, especially those from disadvantaged and minority communities, during the most difficult time facing the hospitality industry in decades.

“We are positively thrilled at the generosity shown by Wine Spectator’s Scholarship Foundation in this donation,” said Glancy Wine Education Foundation CEO Cheryl Halloran, in a statement. “Support from industry leaders like this has never been more crucial to this industry.”

Funds from this donation will be combined with the more than $50,000 the foundation raised at its annual San Francisco Wine School Anniversary Celebration and Auction to support students seeking to improve their job prospects through wine education.

For 40 years, the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation has provided grants and scholarships to a variety of wine-related and culinary programs. To date, more than $20 million has been raised, made possible by the generosity of vintners around the world, who donate the wine for Wine Spectator’s Wine Experience Grand Tastings and seminars, as well as the thousands of wine lovers who attend the event each year.

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