The Heritage Foundation

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The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation was formed in 2001 by a group of men and women from up and down the Salinas Valley who are dedicated to supporting and improving the Salinas Valley Fair in King City. By March 27, 2002, the Heritage Foundation became a 501(c) 3 and had more than 140 members, usually two people, who pay $500 a year. Now its membership stands at more than 200 members.

The specific purposes of the Heritage Foundation are...“to preserve and enrich the heritage of the Salinas Valley Fair and showcase agricultural industries to the community. It will offer support to the 4-H and FFA programs, create agricultural education opportunities, promote public awareness and support for ongoing projects sponsored by the Salinas Valley Fair in maintaining and improving the current facility to further service the needs of the community…”

The constituency encompasses not only the residents of southern Monterey County, but also thousands of people, especially youngsters, from throughout the county and beyond.

From the outset, the Board of Directors has been hardworking and focused on bringing improvements to the Salinas Valley Fair, whether through work projects or fundraising. In late 2002, the Board of Directors of the Heritage Foundation voted to focus its energy on raising the funds necessary to demolish the current wooden, antiquated livestock buildings and replace them with two modern, clear span buildings, totaling nearly 120,000 square feet. To be able to build these badly needed buildings, the Heritage Foundation has raised more than $4.0 million toward its goal of $5 million through its capital campaign in a little more than three years.


All donors making contributions of $1,000 or more will be permanently recognized by the Heritage Foundation and the Salinas Valley Fair.

Diamond Gift Level


› Mary & Mike Orradre
› Caroline Singleton
› Rava Family in Memory of Gerolamo Rava
› Harden Foundation
› Monterey Peninsula Foundation
› Sally Hughes Church Foundation
› R.C. Farms
› Pier & Nick Azcona

Platinum Gift Level


› The Lauralie Irvine Foundation - In
Memory of Lauralie & J.J. Irvine
› Laura & John Orradre
› Big Valley Labor
› Taylor Farms California
› King City Young Farmers Foundation
› Mission Ranches
› Salinas Steel Builders
› Sam McKinsey Farms
› The Nunes Company, Inc.

Gold Gift Level


› American AgCredit
› Community Bank of Central California in Honor of Harry Casey
› Margaret Duflock
› King City Rotary Club
› Mesa Packing
› Laurie & Butch LaVelle
› Blanco Farms, LLC
› Lara & Martin Orradre
› Pacific International Marketing, Inc.
› A.F. Silveira & Sons
› Enza Coastal Seeds, Inc.
› King City Lions Club
› L.A. Hearne Company
› Ocean Mist Farms
› Silva Farms

Silver Gift Level


› Karen Antle
› Snow Seed Company
› Graniterock
› Kim & Steve McIntyre - Monterey Pacific, Inc.
› Paragon Seed
› Salinas Land Company
› Associated Rebar, Inc
› Sandra & Kirt Andrus
› In Memory of Carolyn & Ken Andrus
› Margaret & Sam Avila
› Valerie & Mel Bassetti
› Pamela M. Gill - Lockwood Valley Vineyard
› Cindy & Vic Heintzberger
› Cindy & Nate Holaday
› Patricia & Robert Meyer
› Terry & Tom Pettitt
› The Calvin Piearcy Family
› Frances & Robert Thorp
› Seed Dynamics, Inc.
› Bengard Ranch, Inc.
› Braga Ranch - Norman, Rod, Stan, Carson, Chris & Marshall Braga
› Casey Printing
› Gonzales Young Farmers
› John Layous & Sons
› Neil Bassetti Farms, LLC
› Scheid Vineyards, Inc.
› Terry & Tom Bengard
› Gloria & Bob Clinton

Bronze Gift Level


› Community Foundation for Monterey County
› The Don Chapin Company
› John, Susan, Johnny & Annie Nino
› Nino Homes
› California Orchard Company
› Becky & Francis Giudici Family
› Smith-Monterey, LLC
› Joan & Richard P. Morgantini
› Pat & Darrell Arena
› Adrienne & Neil Bassetti
› Integrated Crop Management Consultants
› Norman Braga
› General Farm Investment Company
› Aaron Chavez
› Sturdy Oil Company
› Henry E. Fanoe Trust
› Pat & Phil Franscioni
› Rick, Maureen, Justin & Kaitlyn Harris
› Cheryl & Steve Harrison
› Patty & Mickey Hearne
› Kate & Tim Hearne
› Carolyn & Larry Homen
› Abraham T. Marquez
› Lynn, Mikel Ann, Chris & Curtis Miller
› Judith & Wade Reese
› Robin & Paul Slocum
› Kate & Jim Violini
› American Supply Co - The Molinari Family
› Buttgereit-Pettitt & Davis - In Memory of Miles Holaday & Josh Watts
› Calpine Corporation

Copper Gift Level


› Brady Company / Central California, Inc.
› Ann & Paul Beckett
› Buck & Mallett Law Corporation
› Debbie & Scott Anthony
› The Heinsen Family of Lockwood
› Marilyn & Tim Martin
› Diane & Bud Thorp
› Suzi & Bill Taylor - Sonja & Tony Duckworth
› Norma Azcona
› Dr. and Mrs. Robert Hostetter
› Lexenn & Butch Latasa
› Kim & Bob Nunes
› Evelyn & Moylen Peterson
› Jennifer & Scott Taylor
› Hilda & Jim Thorne
› Melanie & Byron Lynn
› Wilbur-Ellis Company

Pewter Gift Level


› In Memory of Barbara Felice
› Quality Acoustics, Inc.
› Joanne Nissen
› Panziera & Thorp
› ConAgra Food Ingredients, Inc. - King City
› Grace & Marvin Borzini
› Warren C. Irvine
› Rita & Bob Martin
› Abbie Cauley
› Prudential Foundation
› The Family of James A. Petit
› Dorothy & James Abeloe
› Helen Aurignac
› Dr. Ed & Mary Ballengee
› Betty & Walt Daoro
› The Miguel Errea Family
› The Ferreira Family - In Memory of Buster & Terry
› Patty & Warren Goldman
› Cinderella Flooring Carpet One
› Jennifer & Brian Holaday
› King City Glass
› Liz & Arlin Johnson
› June & Kevin Kester
› Leslie & Fred Lombardi
› Dr. Bob & Katie Mackin
› John Oreggia & Company
› Debbie & Dave Pedrazzi
› Cheryl & Burt Silva
› Archie Silveria & Family
› CreekBridge Homes
› First National Bank
› Gonzales Rotary Club
› Greenfield Rotary Club
› Mission 4-H Club
› Salinas Ramblers Motorcycle Club
› Debby & Ray Borzini





› John & Kerry Kesecker
› Cornerstone Masonry, Inc.
› Karon Nichols
› Wesley Beebe Architecture
› Romona Bender
› Reno Breschini
› Richard & Anne Nample
› Bruno Sala Dairy
› Los Vaqueros Hunting Club Traveling Band
› Signature Irrigation, Inc.
› Tim & Diane Dossche
› Floyd & Denise Grigory
› North Salinas High Ag Boosters
› Stanley & Arlene Dedini
› Dennis & Sharon Hearne
› John & Donna Myers
› Jon & Jane Wooster
› L & M Companies
› Bruce & Melvina Dodson
› George S. Abel
› Don & Edith Carroll
› John & Leslie Cederquist
› Patsy Dearing
› Bonnie Fernandez
› Brandi Hughes & Ricky Humphreys
› Jeff and Joan Linder
› Michael & Jo Ann Moline
› Napa Parts & Service
› Soares Family Trust
› Amor Rebekah Lodge
› Oak Shores Realty - Marvin & Grace Borzini