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 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 Randall's Children Hospital. Mr. Barnes
was co-Chairman of the 2013 & 2014 Classic Wines Auction and remains a director of the CWA Board. www.classicwinesauction.com
The 30th anniversary auction raised $3.5 million for 5 charity partners. A record which places CWA as #6 in the United States for Wine Auctions. We thank our all of our Wine Ambassadors.
The Results of the Auction in 2014.....
Presentation of $588,318.00 by the Board of the Classic Wines Auction to New Avenues For Youth
Board & Staff - April 29, 2014 (permission to publish above photo given by CWA)
Presentation of $738,333.00 by the Board of the Classic Wines Auction to Metropolitan Family Services Board & Staff - April 29, 2014 (permission to publish above photo given by CWA)
Presentation of $459,778.00 by the Board of Classic Wines Auction to Friend of The Children Board and Staff - June 18, 2014 (permission to publish above photo given by CWA)
Presentation of $285,810.00 by the Board of Classic Wines Auction to the YWCA of Clark County Board and Staff June, 2014 (permission to publish above photo given by CWA)
Enjoying visits to top wineries like Chateau Latour (behind the Pidgeon House)...
Domaine Drouhin with Frederic Droughin...
Dom Perignon at the Moet Mansion ...
We support several K-12 and higher education colleges and universities. Mr. Barnes is currently a member of the Board of Director's of San Jose State University, Tower Foundation, and has been a Trustee or Director for 3 other Colleges/Universities/Institutes and has invested over 17 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.