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.
Rosanna, a Cope volunteer since 2017, got involved to create a better future. “I was researching organizations to get involved with and was really impressed with how Cope focuses on prevention,” Rosanna said. “Their work creates a generational ripple effect. Helping parents today impacts their children and their children’s children. That really inspired me and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”
Rosanna prepares materials and tools for the home visit team while also fulfilling other administrative duties. At times of crisis, like the recent wildfire relief efforts, she was there ready to lend a hand or provide support. “It was very heartwarming because people came to us at their lowest, most desperate and most helpless point, and we were able to help them. It felt good knowing that we gave people smiles despite the horrible circumstances.”
Rosanna work is not done alone, she is often accompanied by her son Sergio, one of Cope’s biggest (and youngest!) ambassadors. Sergio and Rosanna play a key role in the social events. Most recently, they organized craft kits that were distributed to families who then joined the virtual gathering to make heart animals. Sergio and Rosanna led the session providing a unique experience of connection and parent child bonding. Each year Rosanna and Sergio reach out to local businesses to secure donations of arts and crafts supplies, toys and books to be gifted to children at the annual Family Holiday Social. At the event they provide cookie decorating classes and fun craft projects.
“It is extremely gratifying to see parents breathe that sigh of relief when they see their children smiling and laughing,” recalled Rosanna.
“I know the work that I’m helping to do is helping parents. By providing resources and support in their time of need, we are lightening their load just a little bit so they can be better parents. I like being part of that engine of change. That’s what keeps me coming back and a smile on my face.”
Harmony nominated an Everyday Hero, Rosanna Mairena, for #EverydayHero #InJoy @Stsupery to celebrate their volunteer contributions to and #givingback.
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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.
ST. SUPÉRY ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY
8440 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573