About our Sponsors
Every year, several area organizations and individuals step forward to support the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee by agreeing to serve as sponsors. Their generous contributions go a long way toward helping fund the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement. Leading the way for the 2016 event at the Presenting Sponsor level ($20,000 or more) are Al and Patt Shaw, Freeman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Vacaville Nissan, Vacaville Dodge, Vacaville Buick GMC, and Financial Architect Partners. Other levels include Patron ($10,000), Major ($5,000), Supporting ($2,500) and Associate ($1,500).
Presenting Sponsors - 2016 event
Al and Patt Shaw
"We are proud to assist organizations such as NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement in the important work they do," note long-time Jubilee supporters Al and Patt Shaw. In addition to the Shaw’s strong support of the Wine & Food Jubilee and Open That Bottle Night, Al has served for a number of years on the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation Board.
Freeman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Lee Freeman, DDS graduated from University of the Pacific in San Francisco in 1979 and, under the auspices of Freeman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairfield, has spent more than 30 years helping thousands of people improve their smiles. His dental practice provides comprehensive treatment planning options, preventative hygiene, and uses the most advanced technology for restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve optimal dental health for his patients.
Dr. Freeman has been a loyal supporter of the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee for a number of years, but in 2009 chose to elevate his level of support to the Presenting Level, because he feels it's important for those who can, to step forward and assure the Jubilee can continue its fund-raising efforts. "As dentists, we are caregivers for our patients, but what the people associated with NorthBay Hospice do for their patients takes care to a whole other level. I worked with two dental assistants who benefitted significantly from the care of hospice, and so I feel somewhat emotionally connected to hospice because of that. The Jubilee is a good cause, and people enjoy it immensely."
Vacaville Nissan, Vacaville Buick GMC, Vacaville Dodge
Vacaville Nissan, Vacaville Buick GMC, Vacaville Dodge, dealerships under the general management of Rami Yanni, are on Orange Drive in Vacaville’s Auto Row, conveniently located off I-80 and Highway 505.
“My business philosophy is very simple and has made all the difference in our success at the three dealerships. Our customers are our greatest assets and it's my mission to see each and every customer leaves happy and smiling.”
Yanni joined the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee’s list of Presenting Sponsors when he stepped forward to donate one of two cars as the top prize in the Jubilee’s Raffle. It is his way to show our community the gratitude he feels for the support the community has shown him, he says. “I love this town, and it has been very good to me. I have wanted to get involved and maybe, in the process, help others the way I’ve been helped. There is a lot that people can to do improve our community, if we all work together. I’m grateful I can help out with the Solano Wine & Food Jubilee.”
Western Health Advantage
Western Health Advantage is a not-for-profit company that was founded by a group of Sacramento and Solano doctors and health care providers. In keeping with its local mission, the company serves employers and families in Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, El Dorado, Placer, Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties. Representatives of those founding sponsors, UC Davis Health System, Mercy/Dignity Health, and NorthBay Healthcare serve as the organization's Board of Directors.
Since its inception in 1996, Western Health Advantage has become a quality health plan for local business owners and individuals interested in affordable, responsive health coverage. We believe that "local" is a better way to do business. It ensures that our members enjoy responsive, local customer service, affordable coverage, excellent access to quality doctors and hospitals with unbeatable service.
Conveniently, that's our mission at Western Health Advantage: To provide an affordable, high quality alternative to for-profit health insurance plans and national HMOs. We want to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors by expanding access to health care, which is why our charitable and community outreach efforts embrace the same goal.
Financial Architects Partners
Financial Architects Partners (FAP) is a 35 person boutique national firm based in Boston, exclusively focused on evaluating, building, and actively managing large life insurance portfolios as a tax advantaged asset class. FAP manages roughly $11B of life insurance for the 325 families the company serves, and built its business by being a specialized resource to top tax, investment, and legal advisors, and family offices that need an expert life insurance planning advisor for their clients. FAP also has offices in Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Minneapolis and Providence.
DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. DPR is currently ranked by the Business Journal as the No. 2 contractor in Austin and has ranked on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for five consecutive years.