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Give Back with PlumpJack for #BCAM

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Hilary Newsom with her mother, Tessa Newsom, who lost her battle with breast cancer.


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Throughout the month of October, PlumpJack businesses are joining the cause to help raise awareness and raise funds for UCSF’s Art for Recovery. Every cent counts, so get shopping, sipping and dancing.
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Get educated with our social media campaign throughout the month of October. Follow the PlumpJack Group on twitter and facebook to get a daily mix of links, infogrpahics, photos, videos and messages! Become more aware of breast cancer prevention and help raise awareness with us.
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Tessa's Tini

Tessa’s Tini


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Sample delicious cocktails and help raise money for UCSF’s Art for RecoveryBalboa Cafe San Francisco  features the Tessa’s Tini with Absolut Kurant, Combier, fresh lime juice, a splash of simple syrup and cranberry – $14 ($4 will be donated). Balboa Cafe Mill Valley features a Bubbling Bliss cocktail with Skyy citrus vodka, St. Germaine elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, sparkling wine – $1 from this drink will be donated.
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PlumpJack Wine & Spirits Noe Valley and Marina locations will feature Tessa’s Cuvée with 100% of the sale of this wine going to Art for Recovery.

PlumpJack Cafe at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn features Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose for $10 a glass and $40 per bottle. Plus, a  featured specialty cocktail for October – the La Presidente with Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, Carpano Bianco vermouth, housemade grenadine, lime, Gran Classic bitters, and a house brandied cherry for $12.
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Odette Estate, PlumpJack Estate and CADE Estate Winery will donate a portion of their e-commerce sales, plus proceeds from all pink S’well bottles sold in the tasting rooms. These amazing water bottles are a must have, keeping your water cold for hours!
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Boon Fly Cafe‘s features their deliciously popular Bacon Bloody Mary ($1 from every bloody donated). No need to feel guilty about ordering your second at brunch.
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MatrixFillmore, they will be donating 20% of the door charge, so get dancing for the cause in October.
On October 19th, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Forgery will be hosting guest bartenders from Raven. Two dollars from every drink sold will go to UCSF’s Art for Recovery Fund. Charcuterie and cheese will be served, a new addition to the bars menu.

Sip, shop and enjoy light bites at both PlumpJackSport boutiques as they host events to raise money and awareness. PlumpJackSport, Napa Valley will host an accessories Trunk Show at Balboa Cafe Mill Valley during the Mill Valley Film Festival on Saturday October 10th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


Every Friday afternoon in October, PlumpJackSport in The Village at Squaw Valley will host a local artist from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. A portion of the sales will be donated to UCSF’s Art for Recovery.

Approximately one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. We’re proud to list our businesses that are making a difference and supporting the fight against cancer.

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Conversations with Hilary: Daniel Lurie

This month I have the honor of featuring someone I admire immensely, Daniel Lurie, the founder of Tipping Point Community. Philanthropy is a big part of my life and I admire Daniel and his mission to eradicate poverty in the Bay Area. Tipping Point raises money to support Bay Area nonprofits focused on improving the lives of those in poverty through employment, education, housing, and wellness initiatives. Since 2005, they have raised more than $80 million to support nearly 365,000 people in need. I love that Daniel saw a need for immediate action, and took it on with such passion and focus.


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1. What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
Marrying my wife, Becca Prowda. And starting Tipping Point Community in 2005.
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2. If you could do anything other than what you currently do, what would it be?
With my work at Tipping Point and with the Super Bowl 50 Host committee, I have two great roles. I wouldn’t change it.

3. What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?
My job allows me to interact and learn from the best leaders in the non-profit and business world.
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4. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
It’s not usually up to me. Either my four-year-old daughter has woken me up or I go to get my giggling one-year-old son from bed. It’s usually pretty cute, except when it’s really early.


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5. What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
Hang with my wife at home and watch a movie.

6. What were you passionate about in your younger years growing up?
I always had the urge to want to make a difference, but I didn’t know how. And sports, I’ve always loved playing and watching sports. I still do.
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7. What are you passionate about now?
The San Francisco Bay Area. We are living during a historical time. There is so much exciting innovation and progress happening, but there are still a million people here struggling just to survive. If we don’t take care of our neighbors I wonder how history will actually remember us. I am excited to help make this a time we look back on with pride.

8. What’s your favorite season and why?
I grew up in the San Francisco so I feel like that’s a tough one to answer. Probably fall because San Francisco’s weather is at its best!
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9. If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you?
Honest answer: a cell phone with service to get me off the island. Otherwise, a great spy novel, some beers, and a surfboard. I am terrible surfer, so it would give me a chance to learn without anyone watching.

10. If you were a cocktail or a drink what would it be? 
A good tequila on the rocks with a little lime juice.
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11. What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
I listen to Murph and Mac on KNBR 680 religiously. And ever since Prince played a Tipping Point concert last year at The Fillmore, he’s been at the top of my list.
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12. If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Franklin D. Roosevelt. His leadership during this country’s most challenging time is without equal. I would have loved to see his optimism up close.
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13. If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?
I would go see any other movie (even Sharknado 3), before going to see my life story on the big screen.

14. Do you have any regrets?
I’ve been given so many opportunities and have taken advantage of them to the best of my abilities.

15. Define Freedom.
That everyone regardless of the zip code they are born into has an opportunity to have a great education, access to high-quality health care and the chance to chase their dreams.

16. What are your personal core values?
Service, respect, and humility.

 

 

PlumpJack’s Top 10 Resolutions for You


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Is it difficult for you to keep New Years Resolutions every year? You’re not alone! A new year offers another opportunity to improve your life in the upcoming year. And at PlumpJack we’re here to help! Here is PlumpJack’s top 10 resolutions for you, with ways you can ensure that this year you better yourself, take time to enjoy life and have some fun.
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1. Get active by doing something you enjoyed as a kid – skiing, dancing, ice skating, riding your bike, swimming, etc…We can help you fulfill this resolution at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn or The Carneros Inn.
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2. Be more adventurous – try backcountry skiing, moonlit snowshoe hikes, dog sledding, yoga in the vineyards. Book PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn’s Snowcat Fever Package for a backcountry ski adventure.
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3. Impress your friends with some new cocktails. Join our Cocktail Club and come to our Cocktail Club Mixer, January 20th. Join the Club.
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4. Eat more brunch…at the Boon Fly Café, Balboa Cafe San Francisco or Balboa Cafe Mill Valley.
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5. Let off some steam with a night out on the dance floor – Check out our line-up of DJs at MatrixFillmore.
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6. Drink more of the good stuff (wine) on a random night, instead of waiting for a special occasion. PlumpJack, Odette and Cade wines all came in with impressive scores of their ’12 vintages (Odette Estate Reserve at 100) from Robert Parker, READ MORE
7. Plan a celebration, whether for yourself or someone else – it doesn’t have to be a special occasion, just a day or night of fun, friends, libations and good food. Check out PlumpJack Catering for your event.
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8. Eat fresh from the garden – FARM at the Carneros Inn sources produce from their onsite gardens  and PlumpJack Cafe sources from two, small local farms nearby.


9. Volunteer, donate, and support the causes you believe in – PlumpJack is proud to support CPIC  (Cancer Prevention Institute of California), Holy Family Day Home, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center and more. Learn more about PlumpJack Philanthropy.

 

10. Breathe deeply and take it all in, it’s a new year! Cheers from your friends at PlumpJack. And good luck at accomplishing your new year resolutions.

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Conversations with Hilary: Donna Randall, CEO of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California

For Breast Cancer Awareness month, I sat down with newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Donna Randall. This past July she began her new role with CPIC, an organization PlumpJack has supported for the past 15 years, through our annual Golf Tournament, which has raised nearly $3 million for Cancer Research.
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As former Chancellor of Michigan’s Albion College, she brings fundraising, national advocacy and financial expertise to the Bay Area Nonprofit. Dr. Randall was the first woman to serve as president of the college in its 178-year history and  has served as a board member of more than 15 corporate, community and policy organizations.
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Having been a board member of the CPIC for the past 15 years I look forward to seeing Donna shape and guide the future of CPIC. In her role as CEO, she will work to advance CPIC’s mission of large-scale impact on cancer prevention.
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1. What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?
I think my greatest accomplishment is having raised a daughter with my husband, Paul. Kate is now 26 years old and is a bright, thoughtful, and kind person.
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2. Do you have a prized possession?
It is a wind-up toy collection! For over 40 years, I have collected wind-up toys and probably have 300 to 400 toys. I suppose I should count them one day. The collection is fun because each toy is unique (from kangaroos that flip backwards to colorful plates of sushi that spin around). The collection never fails to amuse people…all the way from three-year old’s to ninety year old’s.
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3. What qualities do you think others love about you?
I am a down-to-earth person who sees humor in most situations and who doesn’t take herself too seriously.
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4. If you could do anything other than what you currently do, what would it be?
I would probably be a tour director. I have always been fascinated by different cultures and customs and enjoy travel. As a child and adult, I have lived in many different states, as well as in France, Ireland and Canada. As a tour director, I would be able to help people experience the beauty of new lands and deepen their understanding of those people who live there.

5. What do you like most about what you do for a living/career?
I am passionate about the mission of The Cancer Prevention Institute of California. Cancer will impact one in two of us during our lifetime. Our research scientists are working hard to find out who gets cancer, why, and what can we do to prevent it. While we are making good progress, there is so much more work to be done to prevent this devastating disease.

6. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I have a cup of coffee and read the New York Times. The smell and warmth of coffee helps me wake up, and the newspaper gives me a glimpse into the lives of others around the world and anchors my day.
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7. What’s your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?
I love to watch foreign films, especially French films. As an undergraduate, I gained fluency in French and was able to do a semester abroad in Lyon, France, as well as work for a French artist during one summer in Paris. While I no longer have fluency in French, watching French films brings back great memories!

8. What were you passionate about in your younger years growing up?
Right out of college, I worked as a white-collar crime analyst for the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation. I was fascinated by the motivation of white-collar criminals. This passion led me to go to graduate school in sociology to study this form of deviance and later, as a business faculty member, to research white-collar crime.
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9. What are you passionate about now?
Helping to prevent cancer. Over my lifetime, many members of my family, as many other families in the nation, have been touched by cancer. I saw the impact of cancer on their lives and on those who cared about them. I want to help create a world without cancer.
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10. What’s your favorite season and why?
Definitely summer! I love the warmth of the season and the pace that comes with summer. While I like being outdoors, especially in California, I would be remiss in my job if I did not remind others that sun screen is a necessity.

11. If you were a cocktail or a drink what would it be?
Commonwealth Cocktail. This is a drink that was created just this year in celebration of the nations and territories competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The cocktail is billed as one of the most complicated as it has 71 ingredients, one from each nation that competed in the games. I like to think that I have taken a piece of every place that I have lived and every person that I’ve known and this amalgamation has created who I am today.

12. If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Vincent Van Gogh. I am intrigued by his art, his mind and his life. I am in awe of his talent and, especially, his exquisite use of color.

13. Do you have any regrets?
I wish I learned more languages when I was younger. I learned to speak French, but I never ventured to learn other languages. Being able to speak a language opens up a door into another world. Through language one can understand more fully the culture, history, art, and customs of a people. I am tempted these days to try my hand at learning Spanish.

14. Define Freedom.
For me, freedom is most importantly the right not to live under oppressive, undemocratic forms of government.

15. What are your personal core values?
I believe in kindness and honesty in how we treat each other and an acceptance of our own limitations. I believe that each of us is here on earth to make the world a better place.

A Big Thank You: 15th Annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic

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15th Annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic
Cinco de Mayo 2014

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Hilary Newsom Callan, Barbara Callan,
Talitha Callan, Geoff Callan

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I am filled with gratitude after this year’s 15th Annual PlumpJack LINK Golf Classic at Lake Merced Golf Course. I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of the attendees, sponsors, donors and the many volunteers who gave their time to help us throughout the day and evening. This event is all about putting an end to cancer, and to inform others about the importance of this cause. My husband Geoff and I started this event 15 years ago in honor of our mothers: Barbara Callan, a 26-year breast cancer survivor, and my mom, Tessa Newsom, who lost her battle with the disease 12 years ago. Looking back, we never could have imagined the robust and compassionate community of support you have helped us build. Since we started this journey, we have raised more than $3.2 million to support the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, and this year alone we raised close to $240k. We thank each and every one of you for your support and your positive contribution to the lives of cancer patients and their families. To see what your contributions are doing, please visit the CPIC website.

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Champagne Sponsor:
Mrs. Donald Fisher

Cabernet Sponsor:
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
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Aramark Uniform Services
, Stephen Prough and Marina Berti
Davies Charitable Foundation
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PG & E
Forward Investing
Silicon Valley Bank
SF Craft Brand Champion

Chardonnay Sponsor:
Bank of the West
Laura King Pfaff
CPMC-Sutter Health
Todd and Lizzie Marinchak
San Francisco Giants
Union Bank of California
Crosspoint Capital Management
Primitive Logic

Merlot Sponsor:
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Sweet & Baker Insurance Brokers
Grassi & Associates, Inc.
Jones, Schiller, & Company, LLP
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Special thanks to:
Brooks Brothers
Greg Flynn and Esperanza
Justin Tuck, Oakland Raiders
Doug Hendrickson, Relativity Sports
The Carneros Inn
Tory Burch
Southern Wine and Spirits
Bi-Rite
Soul Cycle
Penguin Clothing
Balboa Cafe
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And a VERY special thank you to Myrna Marquez from CPIC!

Here are some photos from this year’s event, and you can see more here. We had an amazing time supporting a cause so close to our hearts.

gavin&geoff copy copyBrother-in-laws Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Geoff Callan
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Clint Wall and Lily Pineda, Spa Director and HR Coordinator at The Carneros Inn, help out at an auction table in the morning
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The Carneros Inn’s VP of Operations Philip Kendall serve chicken tamales on the 14th hole 

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Siena Newsom Callan and grandpa Bob Callan at the live auction dinner; Kathleen Solmssen dons her fabulously handmade outfit. groupGeoff, Hilary, Tom Hsieh, and Ashley Morgan jewelry designer Ashley Berman
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geoffandgalsSee you next year!