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Shari and her husband Garen represent a true family approach to their involvement in the wine industry and their dedication to the Staglin Family Vineyard. Actively involved for almost 25 years in the wine industry, the Staglins’ motto is “great wine for great causes” and through their operation of Staglin Family Vineyard and support of various charitable causes, they have indeed lived up to that philosophy. In the last ten years, causes they have chaired or donations from their wines have generated almost $700 million. Shari and Garen are founders of the Music Festival for Mental Health, a 501c(3) non-profit organization. During the last fourteen years, the Music Festival has raised over $83 million for mental health charities and research. This annual event, held at their vineyard, includes an afternoon concert for 400 (past year’s performers have included Brian Wilson, Gladys Knight, the Pointer Sisters and Roberta Flack), and an evening gourmet dinner for 200 by a celebrity chef, with wines donated and poured by many of the nation’s best wineries. Shari was a leader in health care management and recruiting for many years before becoming CEO of Staglin Family Vineyard. Shari holds a BA from UCLA and an MPA from NYU. - See more at: http://www.lyved.com/family/a-mothers-perspective-on-raising-a-child-with-mental-illness/#sthash.yZIepXqA.dpuf [+]