Celebrating Everyday Heroes.

A core value at St. Supéry is sharing joy - in our homes, in our daily lives, and at those special occasions with those we hold dear. This Fall, we are sharing the stories of those bringing joy to their own communities. So many are doing good things and making their world a better place without seeking recognition.


Let's celebrate these everyday heroes.



Featured Everyday Heroes

Everyday Hero photo

Jim Gladfelter

If Given A Chance.org

Napa, CA

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Jim, a CPA, provides pro bono accounting services as the treasurer of If Given a Chance, a nonprofit that serves traumatized youth throughout Napa County. The organization helps young people with challenging family circumstances achieve their educational goals through financial support, mentoring and a continuum of care program.

His involvement with If Given a Chance began in 2008, when Jim and his husband William S. Chiat sponsored a scholarship for LGBTQ students. Many years later, a neighbor recruited him as the organization’s volunteer treasurer. After William passed away in 2020, Jim raised more than $70,000 to create a scholarship fund in his late husband’s name.

“Education was my husband’s passion, and I firmly believe that it is that one of the things that nobody can take away from you,” Jim says. “Your education is yours to keep.”

His greatest satisfaction in working with If Given a Chance has been watching the organization grow to become not only financially viable, but on truly sound footing. “Seeing that we can go to the next level and expand the number of students that we’re covering is probably the best thing I’ve seen happen,” Jim says.

Jim is also on the finance committee at the Cope Family Center in Napa, and has been a hospice volunteer at Collabria Care in Napa for the last 15 years. He also supports the Trevor Project, a national crisis resource for LGBTQ kids who are experiencing suicidal ideations.

Michael nominated an Everyday Hero, Jim Gladfelter, for #EverydayHero #InJoy @Stsupery to celebrate their volunteer contributions to and #givingback.

Celebrate and share on social media today!


St. Supéry Everyday Hero Exhibit

Curated by Virgie Giles Foundation founders Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin.


This inspirational art exhibit of philanthropy, joy and giving back highlights Bay Area Everyday Heroes and their volunteer contributions. The everyday hero portraits captured by 8 renowned photojournalists provide a glimpse into their countless acts of kindness and dedication to the community. Explore these everyday heroes for yourself by visiting the winery in Rutherford from September 2021 to March 2023.


The gallery also includes three stunning solo exhibitions of photography expanding upon the Nature of Northern California:


Coastal Access: Sightings from the Edge

Keith Blodgett, fine arts photographer presents distinctive black + white photographs of the Edge of the Pacific + surrounding communities.


Napa Wild Life

John Comisky, award-winning wildlife photographer and Napa Wildlife President, presents breathtaking color photographs of indigenous wildlife.


The Fruits of Dollarhide Ranch
Sally Seymour, fine arts photographer presents dramatic color portraits of fruits harvested from the orchards of Dollarhide Ranch.

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