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Scholarship Program

Sponsor Opportunities

How can you sponsor a Beverage Industry Scholarship?

The program was established in 1988 to assist those families affiliated through full-time employment with the licensed California licensed beverage alcohol industry, fund college expenses for their children or grandchildren. The program is not need based, however funds are applicable only toward the students college expenses.

The program is sponsored by manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and customers of the industry. Since 1988 over fifty companies have been involved as sponsors. Original sponsors are designated as Founder's or Benefactors, and participate in the endowment program.

Sponsor involvement was expanded in 1995 to include companies wishing to sponsor a minimum pledge of $3,000, maximum pledge of $10,000. Titled "annual sponsor: it represents a one-year commitment, renewable annually. Scholarship donations are tax deductible as provided by law. All donated funds are mailed directly to the students college for payment of educational fees.

The program reaches a wide spectrum of students from throughout California whose families are affiliated with all aspects of the California licensed beverage industry. The Foundation is proud to manage and maintain the program in its entirety.

If you would like sponsor information, please contact our office.

Mrs. Marlene Weibel

Scholarship Sponsor Since 1988

Mr. Joseph S. Franzia

Scholarship Sponsor Since 1988

Congratulations to the following companies for their vision, continued support and commitment to this industry-wide college scholarship program:

Proud Sponsors Since 1988

Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions Companies Annual Sponsor since 2019
Anheuser-Busch, Inc Benefactor Sponsor since 1990
Bacardi, USA Founder Sponsor since 1988/Annual since 2006
Breakthru Beverages Annual sponsor since 1994
Bronco Wine Company Annual Sponsor since 2006
Brown Forman Beverages Founder Sponsor since 1988;Annual Since 2015
Casa Dragones Annual Sponsor since 2018
Classic Wines of California Founder Sponsor since 1988
Constellation Beer & Wine/Spirits Annual Sponsor 2023
Constellation Brands Benefactor Sponsor since 1990
E & J Gallo Winery Founder Sponsor since 1988
Heaven Hill Distributors Annual Sponsor since 2021
Heineken USA Benefactor Sponsor since 1992
Jackson Family Wines Annual Sponsor since 1996
MolsonCoors Founder Sponsor since 1988
Southern Glazier Wine & Spirits Founder Sponsor since 1988
The HENRY WONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Industry Scholarship Since 2021
The Jean Burggren Legacy Scholarship Annual Awards Since 2011
Trader Joe's Company Annual Sponsor since 1998
Treasury Wine Estates Founder Sponsor since 1988
Trinchero Family Estates Annual Sponsor since 1996
Wm Grant & Sons Annual Sponsor since 2019
Youngs Market Co. RNDC-USA Founder Sponsor since 1988

Levels Of Donation

If you would like additional information about this one of a kind program, please contact us at:

Christermon Foundation
9 Orchard Road, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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