Thursday, June 26, 2008


The purpose of the Marin Wine Auction is to raise money to fund the programs, services and research projects of our charitable beneficiaries.

The Marin Wine Auction's primary focus is its annual wine-related event held each September in Marin County. All activities that comprise the Marin Wine Auction are intended to create a stimulating and exciting environment of “natural giving” by those who love and appreciate wine.

Toward that end, the Marin Wine Auction, hosted by the Keiretsu Forum Charitable Foundation, cultivates participation by the Marin and North Bay wine communities to work in conjunction with businesses, restaurants, entertainment, and communications firms, as well as individuals united in the common goal of supporting the charitable activities of the beneficiary organizations.

100% of the net proceeds of the Marin Wine Auction are passed through to selected 501 (c)3 organizations.

The Marin Wine Auction is hosted by my organization Keiretsu Forum Charitable Foundation North Bay (a donor advised fund at Marin Community Foundation) which is the charitable arm of the Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investor network.

Each year we hold a major event to raise money for charities, and our members that attend tend to be quite generous. This year, the event will be the first annual Marin Wine Auction which will be held on September 13 at the Marin Art and Garden Center with 100% of the net proceeds going to various 501 (c)3 organizations – most with a North Bay focus. Over 20 Marin wineries will be showcased and Heidi Krahling of Insalata's will be serving up an Oyester bar, seafood shooters, skewered delights, and veggie antipasti platters.

Elizabeth May, Director

Keiretsu Forum San Francisco / North Bay

425 Market Street, 26th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

Direct: 415-244-9890

Fax: 415-543-2007