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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Maria Cisneros

10,000 Degrees

Napa, CA

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Maria is a passionate and committed volunteer at 10,000 Degrees in Napa, which helps students from low-income backgrounds earn college degrees. She has worked in the Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) for 26 years, and has served as principal for 15 years at Valley Oak High School, a school for at-promise youth.

Helping first-generation college students is near and dear to Maria’s heart. Born in Mexico, she immigrated to the United States at age 10 and became the first in her family to graduate from both college and graduate school.

“It was organizations like 10,000 Degrees that supported my education growing up. That’s what helped me get here,” Maria says. “It’s important for me to participate in organizations that are always doing good things for underrepresented kids, helping them break a cycle or open doors.”

As an advisory board member, Maria has been instrumental in establishing an agreement with NVUSD to provide college support services to low-income students. “My greatest joy is that I was able to ensure that our district leadership understood the importance of bringing 10,000 Degrees onto our campus, not only to support the kids during their senior year, but to stay with them throughout their college experience,” she says. “For me, that is the best gift any first-generation student can get.”

For more than 20 years, Maria has been deeply involved with immigrant rights and Latinx organizations such as the Napa Hispanic Network, and she continues to serve on the boards at Mentis, the Napa Valley Community Foundation, and Fair Housing Napa Valley.


Alaina nominated an Everyday Hero, Maria Cisneros, 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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