Volume 9|2018
Improving Health & Quality of Life for all People of the Pajaro Valley
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive ~ to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." (Marcus Aurelius)

In a world that's daily fraught with enormous heartbreak and extraordinary beauty, including the glow of autumn, September is a wonderful month to remember precious privileges and renew our commitment to transformative change that improves well-being for all. 

Happy autumn!

~ Caitlin M. Brune, MPH, CEO
Exhibition & Film Screening at Appleton Grill, Sept. 13, 2018
Exhibition, 5:30 PM: Growing Justice Mobile Art Exhibit, featuring stories of resilience through community food ways.

Film Screening: 7:30 PM, El Maiz en Tiempos de Guerra, a documentary detailing the process of the milpa harvest.

Chamber Mixer at PV Health Trust, Sept. 27, 2018
Save the date for Thursday, September 27, when the Health Trust hosts the next Chamber Mixer! Join us in the King Community for food, fun and a few raffle prizes.

Evening of Wine & Roses, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
Celebrate the Health Trust's 20th Anniversary with the abundance of the Pajaro Valley!

Sample wines from notable Santa Cruz Mountains' vintners and delicious bites from local restauranteurs and caterers; pair tastes of the region with opportunities to bid on excursions and fine items offered via live and silent auction; try your luck in our Winner's Choice Vacation Raffle, all amidst a background of beautiful, locally grown flowers.

Join us as we transform Crosetti Hall at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds to host
An Evening of Wine & Roses - a collective celebration of our vision of good health for all.

100% of event net proceeds support Programs of the Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust.

Many thanks to the participants of the Storrs Winery Taste of Community event benefiting the Health Trust!
Signature contributions from these local businesses, an afternoon of sunshine, exquisite wines, and generous hearts helped us to raise over $9,000 to advance the Health Trust's efforts to improve health and quality of life for Pajaro Valley residents.  

The Fish Lady
Gabriela's Café
Greg Bondi
Live Earth Farm &
Farm Discovery Program
UCSC Farm & Garden
Cocoa Logos

THANK YOU for supporting this beautiful event, and special thanks to Pam & Steve Storrs and the entire Storrs Winery team for their gracious hospitality!
Meet our new Community Relations & Executive Specialist, Margie!
Margie Casillas joins our staff following years of service in Human Resources for public and private Schools. She brings a heart for the community and desire to deliver excellence in pursuit of a healthy community. Margie is a Watsonville native, where she currently resides with her family. Welcome, Margie!
On the Horizon: Grantmaking
Be on the lookout October 9th for the Health Trust's latest grantmaking guidelines and official request for proposals. For updates on grantmaking, bookmark https://pvhealthtrust.org/programs/grantmaking/ or visit the link below.

Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust| 831.761.5639| info@pvhealthtrust.org| pvhealthtrust.org