The Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise has established a scholarship fund to honor Drew Esquivel, the son of Andy and Susanne Esquivel and brother to Elisabeth and Emma.  The passing of Drew has been a tremendous loss to his family and the Healdsburg community. The scholarship recognizes outstanding students who exhibit the leadership, scholarship, athletic, service and adventure ideals so evident in Drew’s life. 


Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to this scholarship fund may send checks to: 


Sunrise Rotary Club of Healdsburg Foundation (a 501(c)3 corporation), Attn:  Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 302, Healdsburg, CA  95448.

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We are glad to report that we have almost raised $400,000 since 2016!  Although that is quite an accomplishment, we know that we still have a lot of work to do.  Our goal is to build the fund to an endowment level so that only earnings would be used for scholarships in perpetuity.  In 2020 donors have the option to donate to Redwood Empire Food Bank as well.  With wildfires and the pandemic, we want to help address food insecurity in Sonoma County.    


Since establishing this scholarship in 2017 24 graduates have received scholarships totaling over $40,000.  Scholarships awarded have increased each year and with your continuing support will continue to increase and be made available for years to come.


If you are interested in other ways to support the scholarship fund, there are events throughout the year that may interest you including: 



The next Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is scheduled for September 2021 - watch for details.  The 2020 event raised close to $25,000 for the scholarship.  Foursomes scheduled their own tee-times and were treated to fantastic swag bags and the opportunity to bid in an online auction.  Big thanks to the donors and sponsors. 


Event Sponsors: Timothy Rodrigues and Alan Mason

Hole Sponsors:  Eric Drew of Drew Properties, Val Cronin and Cheryl Gray 7/27 Fund, Healdsburg Running Company, Healdsburg Tribune, Shirley Cantua and Glenn Grigg, Lee Morton Construction 

Tee Sponsors:  Carreras Auto Body, Tony Maestri State Farm, Healdsburg Police Officer's Association, Fincher's Auto Service, Brush Bernard, Tri-Valley Vineyard Management, Mike and Lisa Pedroni, Doug Pile, Dan Erickson, Jerry Ogden, Terry Tremblay, and Healdsburg Flooring

Donors:  Andy Esquivel State Farm, Ann Marie Jewelry, Arista Vineyards, Bucher Vineyards, Charles Krug Winery, Charney Family, Esquivel Family, Esthetician Melissa Carlson, Vineyards, Goldschmidt Vineyards, Golf Pro Jordan Berby, Ketcham Vineyards, Leo Steen Wines, Longboard Vineyards, Nalle Vineyards, Opus One Winery, Rotary Club of Snowmass Village, Selby Winery, Wolf Coffee, Young and Yonder Spirits,    


Healdsburg Turkey Trot - held annually since 2014 on Thanksgiving Day.  Due to COVID-19, there will be no formal event in 2020, but we encourage everyone to set aside time on Thanksgiving to get outside, run or walk with immediate family, celebrate and be grateful for all the silver linings 2020 has brought us. Donations gratefully accepted for the scholarship and to address food insecurity in Sonoma County through the Redwood Empire Foodbank. 


We acknowledge those that have generously sponsored the event in the past including Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot, Big John’s Market, Vanguard Properties, Celebrating the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, founding partner Healdsburg Running Company, Healdsburg Tribune, Bellwether Farms, Costeaux French Bakery, Marin-Sonoma Produce, Mill District, Scena Performance, Silveira Buick-GMC, Summit State Bank, and Surface Art Countertops.


Questions regarding the scholarship or events can be emailed to rotaryhealdsburgsunrise@gmail.com, drewesquivelscholarship@gmail.com, or livelikedrewhbg@gmail.com