Van Duzer and proprietors, Marilynn and Carl Thoma are committed to the enrichment of community through service and contribution of resources to leading cultural, art and advocacy organizations. The winery team and Thoma family are involved with the following organizations who share this committment: the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Santa Fe Opera.  Local wine sponsorships include the Annual Boo Bash for the Willamette Valley Humane Society, the Autism Society of Oregon’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Mcminnville’s Juliette House.

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation was established in 1986 to fulfill the Thomas’ broad passion for philanthropy. Inspired to make contributions with broad yet personal impact, in 2014, the Thomas went on to found the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation to distinguish their initiatives in, and support of, visual art.

The Foundation has exhibition spaces in Santa Fe and Chicago dedicated to sharing works from the Foundation’s collection.

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