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Mission: Providing a Way for Those Who Demonstrate the Will
The Harmony Foundation for Children exists to break down the barriers between need and assistance by providing direct financial support to at-risk or in-need youth whose record of personal responsibility, dedication and achievement is imperiled by circumstances or events beyond their control. In particular, the Harmony Foundation for Children works to enhance philanthropy and strengthen our sense of community by providing help to those underprivileged children whose own families cannot.

Giving Back to the Community:
Donations provided by the Harmony Foundation for Children
To date, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated by the Harmony Foundation to deserving individuals and organizations.

November 26, 2013
Steve Ledson Donates $15,000 to Sonoma FFA
Fifth generation winemaker, philanthropist and Sonoma farmer Steve Ledson and his family are thrilled to donate $15,000 to the Sonoma FFA (Future Farmers of America) program at Sonoma Valley High School. The donation comes from proceeds generated from August and September receipts from the Centre du Vin, the popular restaurant at the Ledson Hotel on the historic Sonoma Plaza... Read More...

September 27, 2012
Steve Ledson donates a garden shed to Prestwood School
Aspiring gardeners in Kristi Draluck’s kindergarten class at Prestwood School are working out of a new shed this year, thanks to a donation by Steve Ledson... Read More...

February 16, 2012
Ledson Harmony Foundation Delivers New Pitching Machine for Sonoma Valley Girls Softball
Last year Dean Merrill, Varsity Softball Coach and Program Director decided to go door to door asking for local merchants to donate funds to purchase the badly needed pitching machine. Vintner and philanthropist Steve Ledson approached him with the offer of donating the entire $2,700... Read More...

April 7, 2011
Ledson Harmony Foundation Donates New Softball Machine for Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association & Sponsors the Flowery Jog-A-Thon
The Ledson Harmony Foundation, hearing about real needs, purchased a pitching machine for the Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association, and will again be sponsoring the Flowery Elementary School jog-a-thon to help fund a 5th grade field trip to the Marin Headlands. The Ledson Harmony Foundation will match up to $3,000 of pledges based on laps completed by grades K-5. The Ledson Harmony Foundation has supported the Sonoma Valley School District in the past... Read More...

March 25, 2011
Ledson Harmony Foundation Donates Over $5000
To Anderson Valley School District

Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery in conjunction with the Ledson Harmony Foundation were thrilled and honored to donate over $5,000 to the Anderson Valley School District  Friday, March 25, 2011. The proceeds came from the Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery and its recent involvement with Mendocino County crab and mushroom festivals, where proceeds were matched by the Ledson Harmony Foundation for Children.  AVSD Superintendent J.R. Collins noted “that the most recent donation will be used to fund field trips for the 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the district”. Read More...

July 18, 2010
Sonoma Armstrong Estates Huge Furniture Sale
From Completely Furnished House

Bedroom, dining room, tea room, study and more; Ethan Allen furnishings.
Proceeds benefit the Harmony Foundation.

September 22, 2009
Flowery School Letter:
On behalf of the Flowery Community, especially the children, we would like to thank you for your generous donation to our school. By matching our Jog-A-Thon proceeds, the 5th grade class can participate in the Outdoor Education experience where they learn to appreciate nature while living in it.

They will be gearing up for the Headlands trip, out annual 5th grade outdoor education experience Read More...

May 27, 2009
Sonoma Jazz +:
As part of the Ledson Harmony Foundation's committment to youth, Steve Ledson presented a check for $25,000 through Sonoma Jazz + for continued support of music in schools. Pictured at a recent ceremony are left to right: high schoolers Connor Martinelli, Kyle Magnani, Sonoma Jazz + producer Jim Horowitz, Sonoma Valley Unified School District Superintendent Pamela Martens, Steve Ledson and student Tyler Woods.

April 9, 2009
Students jog for a cause:
Flowery School students ran 1240 miles collectively or 4340 laps around the school track to raise funds for the fifth-grade class to participate in a four-day outdoor education program at the Headlands Institute in Marin County.

Students raised $7300 in pledges from family and community members. Read More...

October 3, 2008
SightSeeing: Neighborhood Based Learning:

Students in an environmental literacy project called "SiteSeeing: Neighborhood Based Learning," join Kathy Swett, executive director of the Sonoma Community Center, and Steve Ledson, president of Ledson Enterprises and the Harmony Foundation for Children, which helped fund the program, partnering with the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance to make it possible. The Sonoma Community Center is sponsoring the program, which will be taught at Altimira and Adele Harrison middle schools, Sonoma Charter School, the Waldorf School and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley. SiteSeeing is an interdisciplinary curriculum for middle school students that teaches them how to see, read and think critically about the built and natural environments. The intent is to empower youth to claim ownership of, and take responsibility for their communities. Pictured from left are participating students Maribel Campos, 11, from Altimira Middle School, Ismael Torres, 12, from Altimira, Rayza Virgen, 12, from Adele Harrison Middle School and Deanna Cobleigh, 11, from Altimira.

March 29, 2007
Sonoma Valley High School:
In association with the Sonoma Valley Film Society the HFFC contributed $4000 to the $25,000 donation that was given to the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation for their junior filmmaking program at Sonoma Valley. Read More...

March, 2007
Sonoma Valley Unified School District:
The HFFC donated $25,000 to Sonoma Jazz + for the Music in Education Programs in the Sonoma Valley Unified Schools.

April, 2007
Anderson Valley Unified School District:
The HFFC donated $20,000 to the Anderson Valley Unified School District in Mendocino County.

Nov. 03, 2006
Sonoma Charter School:
The HFFC ponied up a $20,000 matching grant donation to the Sonoma Charter School for the new barrier-free playground on campus.

May 2006
Flowery School:
The HFFC donated $1,500 to the 5th grade class of Flowery School in Sonoma for a three day class field trip to the Marin Headlands Institute.

Jan. 2006
Prestwood Elementary School:
The first grade classes of Prestwood Elementary School received $850 so the students could enjoy a field trip to the Marin Civic Center to participate in the Youth In Arts event.

October 2005
Savannah Hill Music Scholarship Fund:
The HFFC was honored to contribute to the Savannah Hill Music Scholarship Fund Benefit ~Music of the Heart~ Classical Vocal Concert & Wine Reception. When Savannah Hill passed away at the age of ten, her family and friends wanted her beautiful brilliance to shine on. In her memory, they established a memorial scholarship fund focusing on music education for children. Read More...

Save Myles Organization:
The HFFC helped Myles Farnsworth, a special young boy diagnosed with cancer, to realize his dream of going to Hawaii to swim with Dolphins. Read More...