a time to give

a time to give

cornerstone & friends

As many of you remember, Tim Bodell, Executive Chef of Francis Ford Coppola’s Rustic joined us back in October 2015 for Cornerstone’s Inaugural Chef’s Series. For us, there was truly nothing more special than being able to celebrate this 3-day inaugural event with a dear friend of Christine’s since they were both 16 years old, Tim attending St. Joseph’s Prep and Christine attending The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur. The memorable evenings were shared with our guests, Tim’s parents who still reside in Ardmore, PA and his wife Emery Bodell – who at the time was the Director of Hospitality for Gary Farrell Vineyard, currently the Director of Hospitality for Paul Hobbs Winery.

Every August when we close, we visit and share more memories together with the Bodell Family on the Sonoma Coast and Santa Rosa. The Bodell’s along with industry friends from Philadelphia have introduced us to an amazing group of families, farmers, chefs and vintners in Sonoma and Napa over the past 3 years.

In the early morning hours of October 9, 2017 Tim, Emery and their son Declan were abruptly awoken to smoke filling their home from fires that were just outside their door without any warning. That morning the Bodell family lost everything except the clothes on their back. This is just one of thousands of stories of families whom have lost their homes, cars and businesses over the past weeks. The devastation level is something that is incomprehensible for many of us.

This is our time to come together to support families like the Bodell’s and many others that have been devastated by the Northern California wildfires of 2017. We have formed the “Sonoma Strong” 501(c)3 – status is pending and will be approved in the coming weeks.

Join us for an evening of support for our friends and family in Sonoma County and the North Bay area of California that have been so devastated by the wildfires of 2017. Your attendance and donations will provide a direct contribution to help families and farmers, who have lost their homes and more, to regain a sense of security. In preparation for Thanksgiving, let’s join together in the name of #SONOMASTRONG for a beautiful event to give back to those truly in need.

An evening of food and wine stations highlighting the merroir and terroir of Sonoma County and the North Bay areas. Begin the evening with beautiful wines, a full oyster bar and more!

starting at five o’clock in the evening

799 Godfrey Rd, Villanova, PA 19085
$200 per person
includes food + drinks + live music
cocktail attire | live and silent auctions

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You can also make checks payable to “Sonoma Strong”
and mail to 1 West Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087