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Rombauer Family One Million Dollar Challenge

Submitted By: Nicole Rosenstiel, December 15, 2010
December 13, 2010, Napa, CA — In a gesture of gratitude and respect for the work of Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services (NVHADS), the Rombauer family – Koerner, Sandy, KR and Sheana – has donated a monumental $1,000,000 challenge gift in support of the organization’s Legacy of Compassion campaign. The campaign raises funds to complete the funding of the organization’s expansion to its current building on South Jefferson Street in Napa and will seed an endowment to keep the building operational.

The challenge was created as a one-to-one match, so that every contribution of $500.00 or more will be matched by the Rombauer family, up to a total of $1,000,000. The challenge has already created considerable buzz inside the organization, with 100% of the agency’s board members committed to making significant contributions.

In presenting the extraordinary gift, Koerner Rombauer said “The work that Hospice does in the Valley is something that no one can truly understand until you experience it for yourself. Helping to guarantee that Hospice will be here for all of us is something that I, and my family, want to ensure. We all believe in our hearts that Hospice was the greatest gift that Joan had during her final memories. They are all angels.”

$5.5 Million of the total $9.5M goal has been raised so far through a combination of individual, foundation and corporate gifts. The Rombauer Family Challenge represents the last push toward the goal and allows the campaign to initiate its public phase with great enthusiasm and excitement.

The organization’s President/CEO, Linda Gibson, states “Koerner Rombauer has been a major supporter of the organization over many years. Having already donated in the six figures, he truly realizes how critical the campaign is to our long-term viability. The Rombauer family’s commitment to our annual gala and other efforts over the years makes them all treasured partners. We couldn’t be more grateful. This is an extraordinary gift to us, and in turn, to the entire Napa Valley.”

The Rombauer Family urges the community to “reach into your hearts and make your contribution count! Everyone’s help is needed and every gift will be acknowledged!”

About Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services:

NVHADS, a 501(c)(3) corporation, is a community-based, non-profit organization, providing comprehensive services for individuals facing chronic disease or at the end-of-life, and for their families. Celebrating our 31st year, our programs have served more than 10,000 families in the Napa Valley over the past decade alone, and provide an important support service within our community, now which is home to the second largest population, per capita, of elders 85 and above in the state. Programs rely on your generosity.