Join Us To Launch our Los Angeles
Emergency Grant for Single Parent Undergraduate Students!
At our Second Annual Raise the BARR Perfect Pairing
Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Special Thanks to Our Title Sponsor:
Proceeds will benefit LA Emergency Grant Fund, as well as other Raise the Barr initiatives that assist single parent scholars. Raise the Barr is working with the following nonprofits to award Emergency Grants to single parent undergraduate students in the Los Angeles area: UCLA Students with Dependents program, Jenesse Center for Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention, Santa Monica College, and Upward Bound House for homeless families.
Tempt your palate with wines perfectly paired with delectable small bites. This year we will be featuring wines from Black and Women-owned wineries.
The evening will include a silent auction and a performance by Top 20 Contemporary Jazz musician and owner of Flo, one of our featured wines, Marcus Johnson.
General Admission starts at 7:30 pm. Invitation-only VIP Reception for sponsors is from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
AMAZING Silent Auction ITEMS!
We hope you'll bid high on our silent auction items to support the LA Emergency Grant Fund! Visit our auction page for full descriptions of what is available OR if you are unable to attend but would like to bid.
We deeply appreciate all our sponsors who are helping us break the cycle of poverty for single parent families through their support!
- Ron and Ashley Gonen
- Mark and Kris Colin
- John and Jean Barr
- David A. Fenton, CEO and partner at Fenton & Ross, An Accountancy Corporation
- Randy and Madison Kaplan
- Robert Mandel
- Taylor Williams, Arroyo Insurance Services
- Streitfield Accounting
This year Raise the Barr is featuring these Black and women owned wineries who have generously donated their wines for this event!
About Our Featured Wineries
Our motto is "wine is complicated, we make tasting simple". We are wine educators, wine event planners and a super fun fabulous wine tour company. Learn more.
Charles Wine Company is family-owned and managed with a portfolio of premium wines representing the rich diversity of the Western States. Learn more.
Jazz musician, producer and composer Marcus Johnson, sees wine as a natural extension of his music. FLO Wine was named to the USA Today list of “10 Best Celebrity Wine Lines.” Marcus received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and is an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Greater Washington Urban League. Learn more.
The creation of P. Harrell Wines has emerged from my long standing passion and appreciation for wine, from the smell of freshly picked grapes after a successful harvest to sampling wines in barrel, and ultimately indulging in the enchanting wine culture with others. Learn more.
Chef Rhonda Russell is an Executive Chef of Wine Arts and Winemaker, owner of Taste Collection Cellars. She works tirelessly to not only teach and educate and demystify food and wine lovers on unique flavor pairings and combinations she is also passionate on educating children on the love of good food. Learn more.
We hope you have a wonderful time!
Refunds: While NO REFUNDS are allowed once you purchase your tickets, we will allow name changes.
For Your Taxes: According to IRS regulations, anything greater than the fair market value of the ticket price is considered a contribution and is eligible for a charitable tax deduction. The estimated fair market value of each ticket is $70. Therefore, any amount above $70 of you purchase price is eligible for a charitable tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.