Why the DASH?
The DASH refers to the little horizontal line on our gravestone, the one between the date we were born and the date we pass away. The DASH represents everything in between and how we chose to live it.
Making it Count
Heaven's Cave Cellars is a for-benefit winery that chooses to donate a portion of its profits from wine sales to cover 100% of the operating expenses of the Make the DASH Count Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to both developing the next generation of community leaders and benefiting at-risk youth.
The Foundation uses hands-on grantmaking to introduce high-school students to the joys and challenges of philanthropy. By serving on community-based youth boards, students learn about the fiscal literacy, community awareness and thoughtful decision-making necessary to act as stewards of the foundation's grantmaking process, annually awarding grant monies to programs serving at-risk youth in their communities.
In 2003, Hope Moore established the founding youth board as a way to educate young people, including her own son, in the responsibilities of community leadership and charitable giving. The foundation has grown to include 90 youth serving on six youth boards from coast to coast. To date, the foundation has gifted over $270,000 to community programs benefiting at-risk youth.
For more information on the Make the DASH Count Foundation, go to www.makethedashcount.org.