Vineman, Inc’s charitible purpose is to promote the Vineman Triathlons and other events/entities which encourage healthy living and tourism in California. Vineman is in the fortunate position to be able to make financial grants to charities which support the Vineman in its mission to encourage health, fitness and well-being. Since 1991 the Vineman has been committed to supporting cancer organizations in our community. Barb’s Race, an all women’s half-ironman distance triathlon, was established in 2001 as the major source of funding for the grants which Vineman makes to cancer related groups. Money is raised through entry fees for Barb's Race, contributions made by athletes participating in our other Vineman events and through athlete fundraising. Friends, families and supporters can also make donations directly to the Vineman specifically for the purpose of supporting these groups.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization of girls in the world. In our council, the Girl Scouts of Northern California over 47,000 girls and 32,000 adults take part in Girl Scout programs each year. We tailor our programs for the developmental, educational, emotional and social needs of girls from Kindergarden through High School.
Jen Colosi identified board of director candidates for the Girl Scouts through her participation on the board development committee.
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area Founded in 2002, Girls on the Run of the Bay Area educates and provide a safe environment where girls can express themselves, build confidence, and learn from each other through non-competitive, curriculum-based running programs in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, San Mateo, and Contra Costa Counties.