The V Foundation // Our beer division teamed up with The V Foundation in 2010 to help in the search for a cure for cancer. Since then, we have supported this worthy cause not only through the national Help Find a Cure program spotlighted by the annual NCAA basketball tournament, but also through fundraisers, social media campaigns and sponsorships. We also enlist the help of our distributors and partners to further this important cause.
Disaster Relief // Whether through company donations given after the earthquakes in Napa in 2014 or through 2-for-1 company matches of employee donations to the Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. or Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Constellation and our employees step up in times of need.
Haiti Relief Efforts // Since 2010's deadly earthquake in Haiti, we have been collaborating with community partners to assist with relief efforts. We have made four trips to Haiti since 2010, transporting medical professionals, much-needed supplies, and employee volunteers. Our support of this cause is ongoing, and we are continuing to work with organizations like InterVol and Rochester General Hospital to make a positive difference in Haiti.
Concert Series // We have long been a strong supporter of performing arts in our communities. Each year the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New York, and the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa, California enrich their communities both through their award-winning concert series and their commitment to giving a portion of proceeds to charitable causes.
SkyRise Challenge // We first participated in SkyRise, a 103-floor stair climb race up the Willis Tower, in 2009. The event raises money for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the U.S.
Corks Against Cancer // Our wine and spirits sales team works together with retailers to raise funds for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research through our annual “Corks Against Cancer” program.
Biking for Health // At five (and growing) locations around the U.S., our “Smooth Finishers” team of employees supports the American Diabetes Association during their Tour de Cure events. Many of our teams and individual employees have been at or near the top for fundraising.
Annual Summer Service Event // Each summer, employees in Chicago participate in our two-day summer service initiative, which focuses on improvement and beautification projects at local schools. We partner with Chicago Cares, a public and community service organization, on the effort.
Supporting Innovative Therapy in Mexico // Cabalgando por una Sonrisa (“Riding for a Smile”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing physical care through equine and occupational therapy to people with disabilities. Constellation donated $980,640 pesos ($55,000 USD) to fund construction on a new roof over the center, which is located close to our brewery.