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Scholarship Program

Levels of Donation

The Christermon Foundation Endowment Program was established in 1993. This fund represents proceeds from Foundation fundraising events and revenues are used to help endow annual Founder's and Benefactor's scholarships. To date the Beverage Industry Scholarship Program has awarded college scholarships totaling over 5.8 million dollars to children or grandchildren of persons employed within our industry.


Distinctive recognition is given to the following companies who believed in and supported the Beverage Industry Scholarship Program from its inception in 1988 and who receive annual Founder's Scholarships in their names:

  • Bacardi USA, Inc.
  • Brown Forman Beverages
  • Classic Wines of California
  • E & J Gallo Winery MillerCoors
  • Southern Wine & Spirits
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Youngs Market Company


In subsequent years the following companies supported the Beverage Industry Scholarship Program and special acknowledgement is given to the Benefactors Circle who receive annual scholarships in their name:

  • Anheuser - Busch, Inc.
  • Brown - Forman Beverages
  • Constellation Crown Imports, LLC
  • Heineken USA, Inc.
  • Weibel Vineyards


Beginning in 1994, the Beverage Industry Scholarship Program was expanded to include companies wishing to donate $2,500 or more. We are very pleased to welcome the following companies as annual scholarship sponsors:

  • Bacardi, USA
  • Classic Wines of California
  • Don & Son
  • Edrington Americas
  • Freixenet, USA
  • Ste Michelle Wine Estates
  • Tequila Casa Dragones
  • The Boston Beer Company
  • The Patron Spirits Company
  • The Jean Burggren Scholarship
  • The Kendall-Jackson Foundation, Inc.
  • The Wine Group
  • Trader Joe's Company
  • Trinchero Family Estates
  • Wine Warehouse
  • Young's Market Company


Beginning in 1996, special recognition, acknowledgment and appreciation will be given annually to Foundation chairpersons for their successful management of Foundation Events.