$3 Million Campaign

The Campaign: From Vision to Reality

adopt a vine coupleCentral to the $3 million campaign is an on campus state-of-the-art teaching winery with 17-acres of vineyards located in the heart of Verde Valley wine country. The Southwest Wine Center will serve as a gathering place for research and education to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support regional and national collaboration, and provide a catalyst for research. Gifts will support the construction and outfitting of these facilities and will receive appropriate naming recognition.

The capital campaign has been structured to provide a variety of opportunities for involvement. With naming opportunities in the capital portion beginning at $10,000, the campaign offers a meaningful menu of funding alternatives and financial partnerships.

Campaign Priorities

  • Build a modern LEED-certified teaching Winery
  • Implement Viticulture & Enology academic programs
  • Install a 17-acre low-water use Vineyard
  • Establish a Knowledge Gateway and Data Repository

Adopt-A-Vine Fundraising Program

Looking for that perfect gift?

Adopt-A-Vine is a year-round fundraising program that supports the Viticulture program students at the Southwest Wine Center. Adopting a vine in someone’s name is such a wonderful way to commemorate a friend or loved one who is no longer with you, or you can give the gift to someone who is special in your life…or adopt one for yourself! So if you’re seeking a unique birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even wedding gift…we would suggest adoption. Of vines that is!  Adopt a vine today!

Single Vines

Donate $20 ea. – Includes a personalized name tag placed on vine(s).


Half Row (45 vines)

Donate $1,250 – Share a personalized copper marker displayed on an end-row.


Full Row (90 vines)

Donate $2,500 – Exclusive personalized copper marker displayed on an end-row.

Founders Wall Campaign

Visionary Giving, Set in Copper & Stone

The Founders Wall will serve as permanent recognition of those supporters who shared in the vision that together we can build on the area’s rich farming heritage to create a vibrant wine producing region.  Make a Founders level gift today!

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The names to be engraved on the Founders Wall will include individuals, families, foundations and corporations who contribute $5,000 or more toward making the Southwest Wine Center a reality. Their philanthropy will reflect all types of giving, from support for students, faculty, programs and research to funding capital projects and deans’ and directors’ priorities.

Purposefully positioned adjacent to the new teaching winery, the wall will greet visitors and stand as a tangible reminder of the central role that these founding donors and their philanthropy played in establishing the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College.

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Contact the Yavapai College Foundation and learn more about investment opportunities.
  • Paul Kirchgraber – Prescott campus, (928) 717-7773
  • Linda Buchanan – Verde Valley campus, (928) 634-6530