SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠ AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO CHICAGO BASED ORGANIZATIONS

December 2018

As Sky Ranch Foundation enters our 59th year we thank the Beverage Alcohol Industry for continuing to support our nation’s at-risk youth. Your contributions have helped the Foundation to resultantly award grants to organizations so focused, such as these two Chicago-based organizations.

Crusher’s Club (crushersclub.org) has operated in one of Chicago’s roughest gang-infested neighborhoods, Englewood since 2001. One remarkable woman, Sally Hazelgrove, Founder and Executive Director of Crushers Club noted, “I just have a dream, to be honest, of changing the life of every young man engaging in gang activity.” Sally approached gang members and asked them what would get them off the street. Boxing was the overwhelming response.

Founded in 2001, Urban Initiatives (urbaninitiatives.org) works with community schools using sports, primarily soccer, as an incentive to ‘work to play’. Their various programs serve distinct age groups always promoting cooperation and teamwork. One of their programs, Play with Potential, is noted as having reduced bullying after just 4 months, as noted by half of the teachers. See Video: https://vimeo.com/286958403/4e704fdd93

“Both of these organizations have done an outstanding job in helping rehabilitate Chicago’s troubled youth,” notes Foundation President Ralph Aguera. “We are dedicated to furthering our efforts in providing much needed funding,” added Foundation Chairman George McCarthy.

Organizations wishing to receive a grant have until January 31 to send in their Letter of Intent (LOI). Link here to view our Funding Guidelines:  https://www.skyranchfoundation.org/grants/funding-guidelines/

For almost 6 decades the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page, SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support, which also offers a link for donations.

 

If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.Notably this year, four media outlets have carried our messages each month. Special thanks to Mark Brown’s Industry News Update, Gregg Glaser of Modern Distillery Age, Sean Ludford of BevX.com and John Bodnovich and the ABL Newsletter group. 

 

 

 

 

 

The best of the Season to you and a Healthy Happy New Year (don’t text or drink and drive!)

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys ®

Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $3.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 58 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. If you involved with or know of any organization that would fit our commitment we encourage you to visit our web site www.skyranchfoundation.org and apply for a grant.

Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth. www.skyranchfoundation.org

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠ AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO SAN FRANCISCO BASED ORGANIZATIONS

October 2018

Sky Ranch Foundation℠, now in our 58th year, continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry and has awarded more than $3.3 million in grants.

Founded in 2009, East Bay Children’s Law Offices (ebclo.org) is a nonprofit child advocacy organization, providing legal representation to children and youth who are the subject of abuse and neglect proceedings, delinquency proceedings and probate guardianship proceedings.

(In photo: Foundation Vice President & Board member Mike Donohoe, EBCLO Executive Director Kristin Mateer, EBCLO Director of Education Advocacy Program Haley Fagan, EBCLO Staff Attorney Ginger Lewis Dole and Aubrey, the EBCLO FABULOUS canine companion)

Since 1975, Legal Services for Children (lsc-sf.org) has been providing free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance to stabilize their lives and realize their full potential.

(In photo: LSC Executive Director, Abigail Trillin and Development Director, Michael  Magnaye)

“Both of these organizations are wholly dedicated to the highest quality of legal advocacy, providing a voice for at-risk youth on life decisions both in and out of court,” notes Foundation Vice President Mike Donohoe. “We are fortunate to be able to supply a degree of assistance,” furthered Mr. Donohoe.

For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page, SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

 

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys ®

Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $3.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 57 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. If you involved with or know of any organization that would fit our commitment we encourage you to visit our web site www.skyranchfoundation.org and apply for a grant.

Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth. www.skyranchfoundation.org

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠ AWARDS GRANT TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ROSEBUD

September 2018

Sky Ranch Foundation℠, now in our 58th year, continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $3.3+ million in grants.

On a recent visit, board members visited South Dakota-based Boys & Girls Club of Rosebud (rosebudbgc.org). Re-opened in 2014, this organization continues to grow, now serving 24,000 meals a year and managing 100 youth per day. They have expanded their locations to three, one in Mission, one in Rosebud and one in Parmelee, all located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

L-R: Glen Marshall, Executive Director & Nora Antoine, Board Member—both of Rosebud, Peg Donovan, Vice President Sky Ranch Foundation, Dion Reynolds, Board Chairman of Rosebud, George McCarthy, Chairman, Mike Donohoe, Vice President and Ralph Aguera, President—all board members of Sky Ranch Foundation.

Each time we visit here, we are more overwhelmed by the impact this organization has made on the community, clearly witnessed by the smiling faces of the children who utilize their facilities,” notes Foundation President Ralph Aguera.

“They continue to impress us with their dedication and devotion to youth at-risk and by their commitment to outreach by expanding with more accessible locations,” added Foundation Chairman George McCarthy.

For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page, SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys ®

Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $3.325 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 57 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. If you involved with or know of any organization that would fit our commitment we encourage you to visit our web site www.skyranchfoundation.org and apply for a grant.

Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth. www.skyranchfoundation.org

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠ HONORS KEY INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE

September 2018

Sky Ranch Foundation℠, now in our 58th year, continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry.

In photo: Sammie Kavanaugh, Behavioral Health Specialist, Sky Ranch Behavioral Services (SRBS), Mike Donohoe, Jeffrey R. Johnson, Director, SRBS, Peg Donovan, George McCarthy, Anna Bertrand, Behavioral Health Specialist SRBS and Ralph Aguera

The Foundation has recognized and honored long-time wine and spirits industry executive & Foundation Vice President and board member Peggy Donovan for 25+ years of service and dedication in helping rehabilitate at-risk youth.

Ms. Donovan began her career in the beverage alcohol industry working for Kobrand Corporation for more than three decades after which she joined Wirtz Beverage (now Breakthru Beverage Group) working directly with Rocky Wirtz, co-Chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group and  the principal owner and chairman of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks.

Throughout her impressive career, Ms. Donovan held various positions with W.A.A.B.I. (World Association of the Alcohol Beverage Industries, Inc.) for over 25 years, serving as its President for four of those years. Ms. Donovan also served as President of the Chicago chapter of Alzheimer’s Association. She continues to support the Foundation and also volunteers as Guardian Ad Litem for the State of Florida in her respective county.

Foundation President Ralph Aguera notes, “Whether with her work within the Beverage Alcohol Industry, with the Foundation or elsewhere, Peg is an inspiration and I am proud to call her friend.”

Foundation Chairman George McCarthy comments, “Peg has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of goodness. Her focus and dedication have enhanced our industry and affected countless youth toward achieving a better life.”

Foundation Vice President Mike Dohonoe furthers,” Peg’s contributions have been the important key to the success of Sky Ranch Foundation and to the industry at large. She has an enviable ability to persevere in the most difficult of cases.”

For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page, SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys ®

Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 57 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. If you involved with or know of any organization that would fit our commitment we encourage you to visit our web site www.skyranchfoundation.org and apply for a grant.

Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth. www.skyranchfoundation.org

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠ PROUDLY SUPPORTS PENINSULA OUTREACH PROGRAMS

June 2018

Sky Ranch Foundation℠, now in our 58th year, continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry.

Grants have been awarded to the Woodside, CA-based Peninsula Outreach Programs (POPSkids.org), now in its 25th year. POPSKids was founded in 1993 by President and CEO Ursula Miller to serve those in the community who were unable to receive aid from traditional sources. The Family Assistance Program and the Referral Service Program provided a valuable safety net for those “falling through the cracks”. However, it was their Conductive Education Program, added to POPS in 1995, that filled the greatest and most immediate need.

Ursula Miller, President & CEO-POPSKids flanked by Tom Shaker-Executive Director POPSKids and Mike Donohoe Vice President Board Member Sky Ranch Foundation

“The Foundation and others in the Beverage Alcohol Industry, including Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, BevMo, proudly supports this deserving organization,” said Foundation President Ralph Aguera.  “We have witnessed, countless times, the results of our grants by the copious amount of beaming smiles on these kids’ faces.  It’s truly heart-warming, noted Foundation Vice President Mike Donohoe.

Sky Ranch Foundation sponsored a hole at POPSKids annual Golf Outing

For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page, SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

 

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS RECORD-BREAKING FUNDS ON BEHALF OF THE BEVERAGE ALCOHOL INDUSTRY

June 2018

As we begin our 58th year, Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry. This was another unprecedented year as the Foundation awarded $325,000 in grants to 17 at-risk youth programs across the nation bringing our total to +$3 million in grants through the years.

Ralph Aguera, President, Speaker Jeffrey R. Fazio, of Merrill Lynch, John Bodnovich of ABL, Barry Becton of DIAGEO, George McCarthy, Chairman, Mike Donohoe, Vice President, Dori Bryant and Peggy Donovan, Vice President

From Hawaii in the West to Florida in the East, this year’s grants enable these organizations to obtain the resources needed to touch the lives of untold numbers of our nation’s at-risk youth.

2018 GRANTEE PROGRAMS AWARDED (alpha by state)

California

Acknowledge Alliance/Mountain View, CA acknowledgealliance.org

East Bay Children’s Law Offices (EBLCO)/Oakland, CA ebclo.org

Individuals Now dba Social Advocates for Youth/Santa Rosa, CA saysc.org

Project Avary/San Rafael, CA projectavary.org

Legal Services for Children Inc/San Francisco, CA lcs.sf.org

Peninsula Outreach Program (POPS Kids)/Woodside, CA popskids.org

Colorado

Fostering Hope Foundation/El Paso County CO fosteringhopefoundation.org

Florida

Learning For Success, Inc./Cooper City, FL kapowlfs.wordpress.com/about/

Georgia

Orange Duffel Bag Initiative/Atlanta, GA theodbi.org

Hawaii

Big Island Mediation dba West Hawaii Mediation Center/Kamuela, HI whmediation.org

Illinois

Restoring the Path (dba Crushers Club)/Chicago, IL crushersclub.org

Urban Initiatives/Chicago, IL urbaninitiatives.org

Iowa

Sky Ranch Behavioral Services/Sioux City, IA skyranchbehavioralservices.org

Kansas

Sacred/Leawood, KS kidsaresacred.org

North Dakota

PATH North Dakota Inc/Bismark, ND pathinc.org

South Dakota

Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud/Mission, SD rosebudbgc.org

West Virginia

Foster Adventure/Hurricane, WV fosteradventure.org

For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page, SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

 

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO EXALT YOUTH AND BOYS & GIRLS HAVEN

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TO EXALT YOUTH AND BOYS & GIRLS HAVEN

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has now awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ at-risk youth.

Grantee Brooklyn, NY-based Exalt Youth (exaltyouth.org), facilitates lasting behavioral change in New York City’s most neglected and hard to serve youth – those involved in the criminal justice system. Exalt empowers youth to see a future filled with hope—and provides the road map to get there.

Another grantee, Louisville, Kentucky-based Boys & Girls Haven (boyshaven.org) has been empowering youth for more than six decades. Their commitment to serve youth in foster care, regardless of race or creed, has remained constant.

Stacy Brindley, Independence Readiness Program Director and Jeff Hadley, Chief Executive Officer

Foundation President Ralph Aguera notes, “Empowerment and hope are key factors in helping to rehabilitate our nations’ at-risk youth and Exalt Youth and Boys & Girls Haven are perfect examples of organizations committed toward reaching that goal.”

The Foundation Board will meet at the end of May to review this year’s applications and select the organizations which will receive funding.

If you know of an organization which fits the Foundation profile (troubled youth 11-18, focusing on prevention and rehabilitative services, including counseling, education, job training and more), please encourage them to send in their LOI for 2019 by next February 28.

We thank all of those who have been supporting the Foundation and look forward to your continued support. All donations are welcome.  For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support Sky Ranch Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page (SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support), which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO CHRIST CHILD HOUSE AND CRUSHERS CLUB

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TO CHRIST CHILD HOUSE AND CRUSHERS CLUB

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has now awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ at-risk youth.

One organization which received a grant recently is Chicago, ,IL-based Crusher’s Club/Restoring the Path. Founded by Sally Hazelgrove in 2011, it is designed to be the strongest alternative to gangs by providing high-risk youth with the support and tools needed to restore their lives and rebuild their communities.

Another organization, Detroit, MI-based Christ Child House, has been providing care for abused and neglected children for 70 years. In 1957 the Henry Ford family made a generous donation of land and a new House was built. It is now a 31-bed comprehensive treatment facility.

Foundation President Ralph Aguera notes, “We are overwhelmed with the number of organizations requesting support this year, some which received encouragement from within our Industry.”  The Foundation Board will meet at the end of May to review this year’s applications and select the organizations which will receive funding.

If you know of an organization which fits the Foundation profile (troubled youth 11-18, focusing on prevention and rehabilitative services, including counseling, education, job training and more), please encourage them to send in their LOI for 2019 by next February 28.

We thank all of those who have been supporting the Foundation and look forward to your continued support. All donations are welcome.  For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support Sky Ranch Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page (SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support), which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

 

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠AWARDS GRANTS TO SOCIAL ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH AND PROJECT AVARY

February 2018

 

Sky Ranch Foundation has now awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to help enrich the lives of our nations’ at-risk youth.  And two organizations which do just that are Social Advocates for Youth (SAYsc.org) and Project Avary (projectavary.org)

For 47 years, SAY has been a haven for at-risk youth, offering short-term food, shelter, counseling, referrals and more for these youth and their families. After the fires that ravaged northern California, SAY youth helped restore the Sonoma County regional parks. “This San Jose, CA-based organization offers the type of comprehensive rehabilitation services Sky Ranch Foundation supports”, says Foundation President Ralph Aguera.

San Rafael, CA-based Project Avary is a year-round program which is tailored to meet the unique needs of children of inmates. Focusing on children ages 8 to 11, Project Avary makes a long-term (10 years) commitment to each child and family.

 

If you know of an organization which fits the Foundation profile (troubled youth 11-18, focusing on prevention and rehabilitative services, including couseling, education, job training and more), please encourage them to send in their LOI by Thursday February 28, to be considered for a grant in 2018.

 

We thank all of those who have been supporting the Foundation and look forward to your continued support. All donations are welcome.  For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

 

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support Sky Ranch Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page (SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support), which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@aol.com.

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION ℠ AWARDS GRANTS TO EAST BAY CHILDREN’S LAW OFFICES AND URBAN INITIATIVES

January 2018

Grants were awarded to Oakland, CA-based East Bay Children’s Law Offices, Inc. (EBCLO.org) and Chicago-based Urban Initiatives.  EBCLO is a nonprofit child advocacy organization which provides legal representation to children and youth who are the subject of abuse and neglect proceedings, delinquency proceedings and probate guardianship proceedings in Alameda County Courts. Should a child return to live with his parent or be freed for adoption or whether a young high school graduate is adequately prepared for adulthood, this organization supports the child through the process.

Mike Donohoe, Foundation Vice President (ret. Jim Beam), Kristin Mateer, Managing Attorney with Barrie Becker, Executive Director, EBCLO

Established in 2003, the highly successful Urban Initiatives (urbaninitiatives.org) now works  in 57 of Chicago’s Public Schools and that number grows annually. Specialized programs focus on segments of grades K-12, primarily through sports.

“Both organizations are dedicated to helping rehabilitate our nation’s at-risk youth and both have shown outstanding results”, says Foundation President Ralph Aguera. “We are grateful that the Foundation can assist by awarding grants to further their efforts”.

Perhaps you are acquainted with one or more of the above programs; if not, perhaps you might visit one of these grantee organizations or just drop a note to say ‘Keep up the good work’. We know they would be pleased to hear from a supporter. If you work with, or know of a program that might qualify for a grant from the Foundation, please notify them to send in an LOI (Letter of Intents) no later than February 28.

For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting these youth, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.

We thank all of those who have been supporting the Foundation and look forward to your continued support. All donations are welcome.  The full list of beverage alcohol industry supporters of Sky Ranch Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page (SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support), which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant@gmail.com.

 

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President