We are commited to community service and charitable organizations. Our main focus is on education (K-12 and Higher Education), health care, family services, and the Arts. We support a variety of schools and charities in Silicon Valley, Palm Desert and the Pacific Northwest.
We believe in supporting the communities in which we live and in which invest.
Classic Wines Auction
Being involved with Classic Wines Auction we proudly support Metropolitan Family Services, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children, the YWCA, and Unity Children Hospital. Mr. Barnes
was co-Chairman of the 2013 & 2014 Classic Wines Auction, was Chairman of the Compensation Committee in 2016 & 2017 and is currently a member of the Emeritus Board.
Bidding at the 2017 Classic Wines Auction. In 2017 CWA raised approximately $3.4-3.5 million.
The 30th anniversary auction raised $3.4 million for 5 charity partners. A record which places CWA as #6 in the United States for Wine Auctions.
Metroploitan Family Service check presentation 2017.....
Friends of the Children check presentation 2017.....
Enjoying visits to top wineries like Chateau Latour (behind the Pidgeon House)...
Domaine Drouhin with President Frederic Droughin...
We support several K-12 and higher education Colleges and Universities. Mr. Barnes was member of the Board of Director's of San Jose State University, Tower Foundation, and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Barnes has been a Trustee or Director for 3 other Colleges/Universities/Graduate Institutes and has invested over 18 years of board service in total on these boards.
San Jose State University President Don Kassing (now retired) Presents the "Outstanding Alumni"
award to Mr. Barnes. SJSU provides more graduates for the sciences and engineering to the Silicon Valley than any two California Universities combined.