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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Calvin Chin

Virgie Giles Foundation

Napa, CA

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The world was at a standstill from the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and many small businesses didn’t know how they were going to cover employee paychecks and next month’s rent. A resourceful business owner and giving philanthropist, Calvin went to work. After navigating the process for himself Calvin realized he had an opportunity to assist those in need. Calvin provided countless hours of assistance to bay area small business owners including a hair salon, nail salon, metal fabricator and more.

Calvin provided guidance to ensure applications were properly completed and the right boxes filled in. With programs like Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the process can be lengthy and hard to understand. Calvin’s selfless contributions, strengthened the community, one application at a time and secured 70K in funding to keep their business doors open and dreams alive.

“It was surprising and shocking to discover that so many business owners were unaware that these programs existed.”

“Getting the PPP was the first step, it’s not over, there is still more work to be done.” States Chin. “With English as a second language for those that I assisted, it requires handholding and advocacy.”

Calvin spends his free time devoted to the Virgie Giles Foundation which he co-founded with his business partner Topher Delaney of Delaney+Chin. The foundation is anchored by the mission to serve the unrepresented in our communities while helping to raise funds for environmental and justice causes.


Christopher nominated an Everyday Hero, Calvin Chin, 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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