Friends of the Southwest Wine Center

FoSWCYavapai College Foundation

The Friends of the Southwest Wine Center (FoSWC) are a volunteer group dedicated to raising both awareness and annual unrestricted funds for the programs of the Southwest Wine Center in Clarkdale. FoSWC is a fundraising auxiliary of the Yavapai College Foundation. This includes support for the fundraising campaign, SWC academic programs, the student-run vineyard, the data repository and SWC student scholarships.

The Southwest Wine Center serves as a gathering place for students, educators and industry leaders looking to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support regional and national collaboration, and provide a catalyst for research. Gifts will support annual academic and programmatic priorities that will provide the margin of excellence for our students and the community.


Adopt-A-Vine Fundraising Program

Looking for that perfect gift?

Adopt-A-Vine is a year-round fundraising program that supports the Viticulture program students at the Southwest Wine Center. Adopting a vine in someone’s name is such a wonderful way to commemorate a friend or loved one who is no longer with you, or you can give the gift to someone who is special in your life…or adopt one for yourself! So if you’re seeking a unique birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even wedding gift…we would suggest adoption. Of vines that is!

row-singleSingle Vines

Donate $20

Includes a personalized metal name tag placed on vine(s).
Donate now

row-halfHalf Row
(45 vines)

Donate $1,250

Share a personalized copper marker displayed on an end-row.
Donate now

row-fullFull Row
(90 vines)

Donate $2,500

Exclusive personalized copper marker displayed on an end-row.
Donate now


Founder’s Wall Campaign

Visionary Giving Set in Copper & Stone

founders wall wine wenterThe Founders Wall will serve as permanent recognition of those supporters who shared in the vision that together we can build on the area’s rich farming heritage to create a vibrant wine producing region.

The names to be engraved on the Founders Wall will include individuals, families, foundations and corporations who contribute $5,000 or more toward making the Southwest Wine Center a reality. Their philanthropy will reflect all types of giving, from support for students, faculty, programs and research to funding capital projects and deans’ and directors’ priorities.

Purposefully positioned adjacent to the new teaching winery, the wall will greet visitors and stand as a tangible reminder of the central role that these founding donors and their philanthropy played in establishing the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College.



Contact the Yavapai College Foundation and learn more about investment opportunities.

Paul Kirchgraber – Prescott campus, (928) 717-7773

Founder's Circle - Southwest Wine Center

SWC Founders
Making gifts of $5000+
The Family of William C. and Eleanor M. Anderson
Aridus Wine Company
Arizona Vignerons Alliance
Dr. Russ & Judith Balda
Marla and Ron Bassler
BOXWOOD
Linda & Alan Buchanan
Al Buhl
Burning Tree Cellars
Donald Dooling Carter
Caduceus Cellars
Page Springs Cellars
Janette Coates
Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce
Haley Construction
Cottonwood Economic
Development Council
CW & Modene Neely Foundation
DA Ranch
Bob and Denise Delgado
J. Lionel Diaz and
Jacqueline Butler Diaz
Kristi & Dale Edwards
Roger and Judy Egan
The Ewell Family
FCI Constructors, Inc
Ted and Pam Ferring
Jodie and Al Filardo
Cynthia Fox
Randall & Deborah Garrison
Neil & Annie Goodell
Bob & Pam Haber
Darcy Hitchcock and Dale Graham
Marywave Van Deren and Gary Arthur Jacobson
Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery
Jim & Debbie Horton
Gretchen and Kevin Keighron
Mark Armstrong and Lisa Jensen
Kinney Construction Services
John & Lili La Tourette
Carolyn & Dennis Lee
Julie and Mitch Levy
Marcia and Jim Lowman
Perry & Sandy Massie
Kenneth and Joan Meyers
Bill and Carol Miller
Bruce and Janet Misamore
Josh and Ronnie Moffitt
Emil and Cindy Molin
Eric and Lesley Newman
The Norton Family
Bob & Susan Oliphant
Dean and Tammy Pefanis
Earl Jr. & Melinda Petznick
Olen & Belle Petznick
Jean N. Phillips
Casey and Jodi Rooney
Quench Fine Wines
Roger, Lori and Grady Schneider
Bonnie McMinn & Greg Stein
Salt River Project
Tom and Deb Schumacher
Ray & Frances Sigafoos
Linda and Charles Thomas
Touchmark at the Ranch
Unisource Energy Services
Painted Lady Vineyard
Verde Valley Wine Consortium
The Verde Independent/The Daily Courier
Walter and Laura Whetstine
Villegas Landscape
Steve Walker & Denise Bussart-Walker
Waste Management
Wells Fargo
Ruth Wicks
Penny & Ron Wills
Philip and Bette Winkelstern
Daniel & Valerie Wood
Richard & Loretta Wright and Family
Regina & Ronald Younger
Yavapai College Foundation

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