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Gran Fondo aids Sonoma Valley Fund

<p align="left">The Sonoma Valley Fund, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Sonoma County and its 22 nonprofit partners, has been named the charitable beneficiary of this year’s Sonoma Gran Fondo bicycling event, Ride to Revel.</p>

<p align="left">This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 26, and starts in Sonoma Plaza. Expect riders from around the Bay Area to participate and 16 volunteers from Sonoma Valley Fund and its nonprofit partners will assist as volunteers.</p>

<p align="left">Project Sport, the sponsor organization for the event, expects to welcome more than 1,000 cyclists to the Valley.</p>

<p align="left">Forty-percent of the net proceeds from the event will be donated to Sonoma Valley Fund and shared equally among all 22 of its nonprofit partner organizations.</p>

<p align="left">The Ride to Revel event features a beautiful course for cyclists and is well supported along the way. Participants will stop along the route and sample the best of the wine country for each of the three courses – 10-, 40- and 65-mile rides – from fresh-roasted Guatemalan coffee and artisan pastries to local-craft cheeses and champagne. Upon finishing in the Plaza, participants can expect to trade in their bikes for tasting glasses and be escorted to feast, revel, and unwind.</p>

<p align="left">To participate in the ride and help support local nonprofits, visit <a href="http://echelongranfondo.com/sonoma-napa/the-revelry">echelongranfondo.com/sonoma-napa/the-revelry</a>.</p>

<p align="left">An affiliate of the Community Foundation Sonoma County, the Sonoma Valley Fund was created and is managed by respected community leaders to help sustain and improve the Valley’s unique socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural qualities for generations to come.</p>

<p align="left">The Sonoma Valley Fund promotes and facilitates local philanthropy and legacy giving by serving as a bridge to the future, helping nonprofits build successful legacy and endowment programs, encouraging estate-planning professionals to discuss Sonoma Valley bequests with their clients, offering a set of prudent investment options for donors and nonprofits, and providing trustworthy, responsible, and thoughtful stewardship of donor gifts. No other local organization unites all constituencies around the purpose of endowing the Sonoma Valley community as a whole.</p>

<p align="left">For more information, visit <a href="http://sonomavalleyfund.org">sonomavalleyfund.org</a>.</p>

 


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