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The Napa Valley wine brand was created to support first-generation students through its namesake foundation.
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"Vida Valiente is a new Napa family wine label, estate winery and philanthropic foundation from tech entrepreneur Hayes Drumwright (co-founder of Memento Mori) and his wife, Susana, as well as winemakers Sam and Nancy Kaplan. Susana is a first-generation American, and the foundation (vidavalientefoundation.org) was conceived by her to help fellow first-generation students find the perseverance and special insights required when navigating the uncharted territory of young careers."
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"...Vida Valiente was created with a purpose: to support first-generation American, low-income students on their path through college into the professional world."