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Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building, University of California, Davis

Charitable Giving

The Jackson family supports more than 40 community-based organizations, including the Red Cross, United Way, and Boys and Girls Clubs. Our company regularly collaborates with local government, educators, scientists, and business leaders on issues affecting our industry and community. Hundreds of our employees give their time, creativity and financial support to countless causes and issues that are important to all of us.

Working with community leaders over the last seven years, the family has contributed more than $6 million to charities throughout Sonoma County. The family’s $500,000 donation to the Sonoma County Justice Center for victims of domestic violence in 2010 was the largest single pledge for any family justice center nationwide.

In keeping with a longstanding commitment to education, the family has pledged $4 million to the University of California, Davis, for the construction of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building. This will enable the adjacent LEED Platinum-Certified winery, brewery and food complex to become the first self-sustainable (net zero-water, energy and carbon) teaching and research facility in the world. It includes 10 modular spaces that will house upgradeable installations for sustainable wine production technologies including rainwater recapture and carbon dioxide sequestration.