Cornerstone Society 2017

Land Trust Cornerstone Society members gathered for a memorable evening at the picturesque Rudd Oakville Estate. The Rudd family generously hosted the Society in 2017 at their Estate with a cocktail reception amidst the organic gardens and vineyard views, followed by an alfresco dinner beside the serene pond. Leslie and Susan Rudd donated a conservation easement to the Land Trust, forever protecting 54 acres in the Agricultural Preserve in Oakville and meticulously steward this stunning property with their daughter Samantha as vintner. The Land Trust thanks the 45 members of our 2017 Cornerstone Society and offers our gratitude for their generous support of our ongoing mission to preserve agricultural, biodiverse, scenic and viewshed lands in Napa County in perpetuity. Members of the Society, both individually and as corporate sponsors, raised $600,000 for the Land Trust in 2017, including a $100,000 matching grant announced at the gathering by Warren and Barbara Winiarski. We wish to thank our hosts the Rudd family and Samantha Rudd for a wonderful evening and Land Trust CEO Doug Parker, the Board of Trustees and staff extend thanks to all of these far-sighted local families and organizations helping protect Napa for the long term.