The Maple Springs Charitable Foundation shares 10% of wine sales with local, regional, and
global causes that enrich the lives of others.
Our family’s belief is to work hard and give back, and one of our goals from the inception of Maple Springs in 2008 was to create a vehicle for sustainable philanthropy. That dream is now coming to fruition.
With the addition of the New Leaf wine collection, we are able to officially launch the Maple Springs Charitable Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
The concept is simple: through ongoing and growing wine sales we can contribute ongoing funds to charitable organizations in our local, regional, and global communities. What does this look like? We dedicate 10% of every wine sale – both retail and wholesale – to the Foundation for the benefit of the charitable causes that mean the most to our family.
We consider ourselves blessed to have been able to cultivate our passion for wine by opening Maple Springs, which is now recognized as a premium producer of fine Pennsylvania wines. Our team shares that passion for wine with our family and friends who - in turn - share that same joy in what we do. What a better way to celebrate together than to give back?
Our mantra for Maple Springs Charitable Foundation is Drink with Kindness – and we hope that you will join us today and every day going forward. Please read below for the causes that the Maple Spring Charitable Foundation is excited to support.
Drink with Kindness,
Marianne Lieberman & Carolyn Grant
CHILDREN & TEENS COMMUNITY
Community programs allow youth and teens from all backgrounds the ability to experience teamwork, nature, and a wide variety of experiences that they may not otherwise have due to their geography or life circumstances. It is our hope that our support helps provide more access to healthy, engaged activities that enrich the lives of youth and teens. We’ve chosen to designate to programs with a particular focus on youth sports and teen enrichment programs, such as Youth in Government.
CHILDREN & TEENS COMMUNITY
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One of our other primary focuses is overnight camp for those who may not be able to afford those experiences, such as sending children ages 8-12 to Camp Speers through an essay contest. We've also sent girls from homeless shelters to Dragonfly Forest, a camp for children with autism, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, down syndrome, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and persistent asthma. Our goal is to send at least 250 deserving kids to camp by 2030.
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The environment is threatened in many ways, but an area that is particularly affected are our precious oceans and the thousands of species that call them home. As avid travelers and scuba divers, the Lieberman Grant family cares deeply for the 3/4 of the planet that’s covered in water. Organizations such as National Geographic’s Pristine Seas works with communities all over the world to establish large underwater national parks and protected areas where marine life can thrive.
Education has been a passion of the Lieberman family for generations. It’s a game changer for deserving youth and teens to have access to institutions with diverse educational programs that enrich a love of learning and improve college outcomes. The Maple Springs Charitable Foundation will support financial aid to increase the number of students able to access independent education, regardless of their parents’ economic status.
Marianne is a 25-year breast cancer survivor, being diagnosed at just 34 years old. While treatment and research has come so far since 1995, there is so much more to be done. Maple Springs will proudly support organizations that provide research, treatment access, financial aid, and other support for breast cancer patients so that many more can call themselves “survivors” like Marianne. We all need to do our part, because everyone of us has been affected by cancer in some way.
CHILDREN IN CHINESE ORPHANAGES
CHILDREN IN CHINESE
The result of the one child policy in China means that many children - almost all girls - ended up in orphanages with the hope of an international family adopting them. The conditions in Chinese orphanages has significantly improved since Marianne and Carolyn adopted their daughters Meghan (in 1998) and Clare (in 2001). However, the need for basic items and appliances for basic health and cleanliness in these institutions is still dire. Meghan and Clare have been such a gift, and the Maple Springs Charitable Foundation wants to give other Chinese children a gift of love.