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.

 

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Featured Everyday Heroes

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Christopher Barefoot

Mentis

Napa, CA

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Raising the bar for drive, commitment and vision, Christopher is a 13-year board member at Mentis in Napa, a community-based provider of mental wellness services. He goes far beyond carrying out his expected duties by channeling his explosive energy to fuel events that grow the agency’s revenue and visibility.

Christopher first learned about Mentis in 2008, when he met the organization’s executive director during a winery luncheon. After a deep conversation about the stigma surrounding mental health, he wholeheartedly agreed to join the board.

His greatest impact on Mentis has been in masterminding the organization’s signature event, which has grown in the last decade from raising $20,000 to more than $225,000 today. A wine industry veteran, Christopher envisioned Blue Skies Ahead as an evening for donors to enjoy Napa Valley wines while raising money for affordable and accessible mental wellness services.

A tireless advocate for the agency, he continuously seeks opportunities to inform others about the impact of Mentis and the importance of reducing mental health stigma—and he never says no when he’s asked to help.

“I have volunteered on various levels for most of my life,” Christopher says, “working in soup kitchens, painting classrooms, weeding schoolyards, cleaning a family shelter, and leading board meetings. What I have always taken away is the sense of pride knowing that I made a difference in someone’s life.”


Liz nominated an Everyday Hero, Christopher Barefoot, for #EverydayHero #InJoy @Stsupery to celebrate their volunteer contributions to and #givingback.

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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.

Joyful Recipes from the Estate

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