Social Responsibility
  • The Junior League of Greenwich
    December 2016. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Junior League of Greenwich is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Greenwich reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment voluntarism. The Junior League accomplishes its mission through the action of women who share the same organizational values. We value continuous learning and believe in providing educational opportunities for personal growth and volunteer leadership in a supportive environment. https://www.jlgreenwich.org/
  • Prep for Prep
    November 2016. Olé donated to a fundraising event. Prep for Prep develops leaders through access to superior education and life-changing opportunities. Since 1978, Prep has identified New York City’s most promising students of color and prepared them for placement at independent schools in the city and boarding schools throughout the Northeast. Once placed, Prep offers support and opportunities to ensure the academic accomplishment and personal growth of each one of our students. More than 4,500 members of the Prep Community, who are rapidly assuming leadership positions in a wide variety of endeavors, are living proof that the potential for academic and professional success exists in all ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes. To learn more visit https://www.prepforprep.org/
  • Make A Wish America
    October 2016. Olé donates donated to a fundraising event. Make A Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better. To learn more http://wish.org/wishes#sm.000091pwfk1d4ff3wz11zy8zi9s1o
  • South Bronx Educational Foundation
    July 2016. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The South Bronx Educational Foundation promotes the development of young people so that they may go on to lead productive lives and build healthy families. The programs offered support and encourage intellectual, cultural and moral character. The SBEF strives to instill in the younger generations a strong character, a positive vision of the future, and the necessary skills to achieve their goals. To learn more visit http://www.sbef.org/
  • Woodland Park Zoo
    June 2016. Olé donated to a fundraising event. Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and their habitats through conservation leadership and engaging experiences, inspiring people to learn, care and act. It focuses on public education about the animals, habitats, and ecosystems that are, more than ever, in need of protecting, and the conservation programs that effectively help bring solutions to imperiled wildlife and wild places. Through funding provided by the zoo’s Partners for Wildlife, Living Northwest, Wildlife Survival Fund, and the contributions of zoo members and donors, the zoo is supporting conservation of wildlife, preserving fragile habitats, and increasing public awareness for wildlife and environmental issues. To learn more visit http://www.zoo.org/
  • Don Bosco Community Center, Portchester
    March 2016. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Don Bosco Community Center of Port Chester in NY funds scholarships for children of Port Chester to enjoy safe and fun-filled summers at the camp. The Center evolved to meet the needs of each new group. In the early years, Don Bosco was commonly referred to as “The House of Champions” due to its dominance of the local sports scene. The Center also fulfilled a vocational role as the place where Italian men gathered to find work during the pre-war years and paid a nickel to use the facilities’ showers, which overcrowded tenement apartments often lacked. The third floor housed a job-training program, library, and printing press, as well as a barber and tailor shop where immigrant workers could learn a craft. Young men found jobs as pinsetters earning 10 cents per game. The gymnasium often doubled as a reception hall for weddings and theatrical performances for the general public.To learn more visit http://www.donboscocenter.org/
  • The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
    February 2016. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience connects everyone to the rich history, dynamic cultures and art of the Asian Pacific Americans through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences. Nationally recognized for their work in creating dynamic, community-driven exhibitions and programs, they put their community at the heart of each exhibition they create. To learn more about their exhibitions and Asian Pacific American history, art, and culture in the Governor Gary Locke Library & Community Heritage Center. Browse through books, access their collections and even record your own history. Please visit http://www.wingluke.org/research
  • The Sustainable Food Center
    August 2015. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Sustainable Food Center in Austin creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Through organic food gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes, and nutrition education, children and adults have increased access to locally grown food and are empowered to improve the long-term health of Central Texans and our environment. Located in Austin, Texas and founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center is involved in every step of the local, Central Texas, food system. To learn more visit http://sustainablefoodcenter.org/
  • South Bronx Educational Foundation
    July 2015. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The South Bronx Educational Foundation promotes the development of young people so that they may go on to lead productive lives and build healthy families. The programs offered support and encourage intellectual, cultural and moral character. The SBEF strives to instill in the younger generations a strong character, a positive vision of the future, and the necessary skills to achieve their goals. To learn more visit http://www.sbef.org/
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    March 2015. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, it is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support their important work. To learn more visit http://www.nami.org/
  • Moody Clinic - Brownsville
    October 2014. Olé donated to a fundraising event. Moody Clinic provides the highest quality of rehabilitative services to maximize the potential of children with special needs in Brownsville in Texas. The Moody Clinic has been around since 1952 when a Brownsville woman whose son suffered from cerebral palsy grew frustrated with the lack of treatment options available. She spearheaded a clinic to help children with physical handicaps like her son. Fast forward over sixty years, and what began as a physical therapy clinic is now a comprehensive treatment center for all children with special needs. The clinic offers speech-language therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. “Our goal is to help any child who comes to us reach their fullest potential in life,” says Debbie Sears, executive director, and resident speech-language pathologist.To learn more visit http://www.moodyclinic.org/what-we-do-1.html
  • Avon Foundation for Women
    October 2014. Olé donated to a fundraising event. Avon Foundation for Women promotes & aid charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on those activities that improve the lives of women and their families. The Avon Foundation for Women administers programs in the United States and works in partnership with affiliate Avon Foundations and Avon markets around the world. In the U.S., the Foundation’s breast cancer work is managed through Avon Breast Cancer Crusade LLC. Their efforts to eradicate breast cancer and end domestic and gender violence worldwide have helped move these issues out of the shadows and into the public dialogue. And as attitudes continue to change – from fear and isolation to knowledge, action and empowerment – so do the lives of countless women everywhere. To learn more visit http://www.avonfoundation.org/
  • Red Cross Metro New York- North Chapter.
    May 2014. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. he American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.To learn more visit http://www.redcross.org/ct/greenwich/
  • South Bronx Educational Foundation
    July 2014. Olé donated to a a fundraising event. The South Bronx Educational Foundation promotes the development of young people so that they may go on to lead productive lives and build healthy families. The programs offered support and encourage intellectual, cultural and moral character. The SBEF strives to instill in the younger generations a strong character, a positive vision of the future, and the necessary skills to achieve their goals. To learn more visit http://sbef.org/mission
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    May 2014. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS and move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The Society’s Strategic plan is focused on three goals: Goal 1: People have effective treatment choices and solutions to the challenges of living with MS. Strategy Goal 2: People affected by MS connect to the individuals, information, and resources they need to move their lives forward. Goal 3: Individuals and organizations are mobilized to generate resources that accelerate progress and maximize impact. To learn more visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-the-society/index.aspx
  • Don Bosco Community Center of Port Chester
    February 2014. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Don Bosco Community Center of Port Chester in NY funds scholarships for children of Port Chester to enjoy safe and fun-filled summers at the camp. The Center evolved to meet the needs of each new group. In the early years, Don Bosco was commonly referred to as “The House of Champions” due to its dominance of the local sports scene. The Center also fulfilled a vocational role as the place where Italian men gathered to find work during the pre-war years and paid a nickel to use the facilities’ showers, which overcrowded tenement apartments often lacked. The third floor housed a job-training program, library, and printing press, as well as a barber and tailor shop where immigrant workers could learn a craft. Young men found jobs as pinsetters earning 10 cents per game. The gymnasium often doubled as a reception hall for weddings and theatrical performances for the general public.To learn more visit http://www.donboscocenter.com/
  • The Preservation Society of Newport
    September 2013. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Preservation Society of Newport provide educational programs, and raise awareness of the dynamic history of Newport, Rhode Island. The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island's largest cultural organization, protects, preserves and presents the best of Newport County's architectural heritage. Its 11 historic properties and landscapes - seven of which are National Historic Landmarks - trace America's architectural and social development from the Colonial era through the Gilded Age. In keeping with its mission, the Society strives to offer its members and the public a comprehensive view of each property's architecture, interiors, landscapes and social history. To learn more visit http://www.newportmansions.org/
  • The Jimmy Fund
    September 2013. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of grassroots efforts to help save lives and give hope to cancer patients everywhere. As one of the world's premier centers for pediatric cancer research and treatment, the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides compassionate outpatient care for patients and their families. To learn more visit http://www.jimmyfund.org/abo/default.html
  • Texas Parent to Parent
    September 2013. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Texas parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs. TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. In addition, TxP2P educates professionals about the unique needs of our children with the goal of improving care and opportunities for our children. Lastly, TxP2P is dedicated to championing the efforts of a diverse set of parent support groups and advocacy on behalf of our children’s well-being. The heart of TxP2P is the parent-to-parent peer support model—parents volunteering to provide support and information to other parents. To learn more visit http://txp2p.org/index.html
  • The Wounded In Action Family Foundation
    September 2013. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The Wounded In Action Family Foundation provides assistance to wounded warrior families stationed at Washington area military hospitals, recovering from injuries sustained on the battle field in Iraq and Afghanistan. To learn more visit http://wiaffusa.org/
  • South Bronx Educational Foundation
    July 2013. Olé donated to a a fundraising event. The South Bronx Educational Foundation promotes the development of young people so that they may go on to lead productive lives and build healthy families. The programs offered support and encourage intellectual, cultural and moral character. The SBEF strives to instill in the younger generations a strong character, a positive vision of the future, and the necessary skills to achieve their goals. To learn more visit http://sbef.org/mission
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
    June 2013. Ole donated to a fundraising event.The mission of Mount Sinai Hospital is to commitment to excellent patient care, the education of physicians and scientists, the support of innovative research, the dissemination of knowledge, the good health of the community, and the creation of a working environment conducive to individual creativity, career and personal advancement. To learn more visit http://www.mountsinai.org/
  • St Jude's Children's Hospital
    June 2013. Ole donated to a fundraising event. The mission of St. Jude Children Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. As a children's research hospital, St. Jude must be able to provide lifesaving care to patients regardless of economic fluctuations, and this necessitates they maintain a reserve fund. The reserve fund consists of restricted funds that they cannot use and is legally required to maintain in perpetuity according to donor stipulations, and unrestricted funds that they can use in times of economic stress to ensure they can meet the hospital's operating costs. To learn more visit http://www.stjude.org/
  • Resilient Futures International
    April 2013. Olé donated to a charity fundraising event. Resilient Future's mission is to empower individuals and communities in achieving social, environmental, and economic sustainability through the utilization of local knowledge and resources. To learn more visit http://resilientfutures.com/
  • Rosie's Place
    April 2013. Olé donated to a fundraising event. Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. To learn more visit http://www.rosiesplace.org/
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    April 2013. Olé donated to a fundraising event. The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS and move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The Society’s Strategic plan is focused on three goals: Goal 1: People have effective treatment choices and solutions to the challenges of living with MS. Strategy Goal 2: People affected by MS connect to the individuals, information, and resources they need to move their lives forward. Goal 3: Individuals and organizations are mobilized to generate resources that accelerate progress and maximize impact. To learn more visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-the-society/index.aspx
  • Wheeling Forward
    April 2013. Ole donated to a fundraising event, “Wines on Wheels” by Wheeling Forward. Wheeling Forward provides guidance and resources to disabled individuals for the purpose of achieving goals today rather than tomorrow, with a focus on educational attainment, employment procurement, health and wellness, community integration, housing acquisition, and personal fulfillment. To learn more visit http://www.wheelingforward.org
  • Caritas Internationalis Organization
    March 2013. Alberto Orte and Patrick Mata donate to a fundraising event organized by the Spanish association “Creciendo Juntos”. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Caritas Internationalis organization. The Caritas Internationalis supports humanitarian and development operations all over the world. Much of its work has the long-term goal of capacity-building to enable beneficiaries to become self-sufficient and take control of their lives. Their vision is to create local independence and resiliency while preserving the integrity of culture and nature, thereby aiding in global sustainability. To learn more visit http://www.caritas.org/
  • Liquid Geography and TJ Martell
    March 2013. As a symbol of our gratitude to the many people who have helped us over the years,donated all the profits of Liquid Geography to the TJ Martell Foundation in its medical research to find a cure for cancer. The idea of Muchas Gracias was born from Alberto Orte and Patrick Mata, founders of Ole Imports. The philosophy behind this logo is the simple idea that giving is always more fulfilling than simply receiving. To learn more visit http://www.tjmartellfoundation.org/
  • American Red Cross
    November 2012. Olé donated to a fundraising event organized by Ken Oringer. The proceeds of this event will help the American Red Cross relief of NYC restaurants. The Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Their network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, lifesaving blood, supporting American military families, health and safety services, and international services. The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.To learn more visit http://www.redcross.org
  • T.J. Martell Foundation
    October 2012. Olé donated to a fundraising event organized by the T.J Martell Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the innovative initial and ongoing research into the treatments and cures of leukemia, cancer and AIDS. To learn more visit http://www.tjmartellfoundation.org/
  • The Medical Center Nursery School
    September 2012. Olé donated to an auction to raise money for The Medical Center Nursery School, an early childhood school affiliated with Columbia University. The mission of MCNS is to provide a secure, nurturing, developmentally appropriate educational setting for children aged two to six. At MCNS, children develop the ability to approach the world with confidence and self-reliance, internalize the skills necessary for beneficial and dynamic socialization with others, and cultivate the ability to think, analyze and learn in productive and creative ways. To learn more visit http://www.mcns.org.
  • The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland
    October 2012. Olé donated to a fundraising event organized by Santé: “Spoil your palate.” Spoil Your Palate is the premier wine/craft beer/spirits/food pairing event that brings together some of Maryland�s best cuisine, prepared by some of its most acclaimed chefs featured in an exciting downtown venue. The proceeds will benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.To learn more visit http://www.kidneymd.org/
  • The American Institute of Wine and Food
    September 2012. Ole donated to a fundraising event “The Caesar Salad Competition” organized by the American Wine Institute of Wine & Food in Dallas/Forth Worth Chapter. The American Institute of Wine & Food is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, appreciation, and quality of wine and food through fun educational experiences in support of our signature Days of Taste and Scholarship programs. The funds will encourage the development of local chefs with annual scholarships to the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, as well as to local culinary schools. To learn more visit http://www.aiwf.org/dallasftworth/
  • Les Dames d' Escoffier International
    March 2012. Olé donated and sponsors the yearly event of Les Dames d�Escoffier in Dallas, TX. LDEI is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality whose mission is education and philanthropy. Their vision is the premier organization of influential professional women who are committed to the advancement of education and philanthropy in food, beverage, and hospitality for the good of the global community. Many LDEI chapters conduct fundraising projects and awards scholarships at various levels. To date, our chapters around the US and Canada have collectively raised and awarded millions in culinary scholarships to deserving students.To learn more visit http://www.ldei.org/
  • Reston Study Center
    August 2012. Olé donated to an auction for the Reston Study Center. The Reston Study Center is a supplementary education center dedicated to the character development of students and professional men. Through classes and counseling, they foster the personal qualities that enable men to exercise a positive influence in the world and to integrate their faith, study, work, friendship, and citizenship. The spiritual aspect of Reston Study Center's activities is taken care of by Opus Dei www.opusdei.org , a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. Reston study Center's programs include: motivational seminars for high school fellows: setting goals, planning and preparing for their future. To learn more visit http://www.restonstudycenter.org/index1.php
  • Wheeling Forward
    February 2012. Olé donated to a fundraising event, “Wines on Wheels” by Wheeling Forward, which will take place on February 11th from 1 to 4pm at Le Du�s Wines in the West Village. Wheeling Forward provides guidance and resources to disabled individuals for the purpose of achieving goals today rather than tomorrow, with a focus on educational attainment, employment procurement, health and wellness, community integration, housing acquisition, and personal fulfillment. To learn more visit http://wheelingforward.org/our-mission/
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
    May 2012. Olé donated to a fundraising event “The Txiki Festival” organized by the Txikito Restaurant in benefit to the division of the Neonatology at the NYC Medical Center. The mission of the Neonatology department at the NYU is to provide an excellent and compassionate medical care in a nurturing and supportive environment to every child. To learn more visit http://pediatrics.med.nyu.edu/neonatology/
  • The South Bronx Educational Foundation
    January 2012. Olé donated and sponsors a fundraising event that will take place on January 20th from 3 to 6pm at Ole�s Head Quarters. The South Bronx Educational Foundation promotes the development of young people so that they may go on to lead productive lives and build healthy families. The programs offered support and encourage intellectual, cultural and moral character. The SBEF strives to instill in the younger generations a strong character, a positive vision of the future, and the necessary skills to achieve their goals. We encourage you to support this great organization. To learn more visit http://sbef.org/mission
  • The Hingham Historical Society
    December 2011. Olé donated and sponsors the yearly dinner of The Hingham Historical Society. The Hingham Historical Society, founded in 1914, is a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting the history of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts. They offer educational programs, exhibits, and year-round activities for families, students, and all those who seek to gain a deeper appreciation of the community’s and the nation’s history. To learn more visit http://hinghamhistorical.org/
  • T.J. Martell Foundation
    November 2011. Olé sponsored the TJ Martell charity event, which will take place at the Tribeca Rooftop on Nov 17th. The T.J. Martell Foundation, began with a promise from a father to his dying son. In 1973, a high school student named T.J. Martell was battling leukemia. He asked his father, music industry executive Tony Martell, to raise a million dollars for cancer research so that “no one else will have to experience what I am going through.” Although he had no fundraising experience, Tony agreed. To learn more visit http://www.tjmartellfoundation.org/
  • The Anvil Collection
    October 2011.Olé sponsored the Anvil Private collection museum event. The Anvil Collection was assembled by Tim Kris and the anvil museum is housed in his forge shop in a medieval timber-frame structure on his 34-acre farm near the Nantahala National Forest. Born of Tim�s passion for antique tools, the anvil collection is staggering in its quality, condition, and size, encompassing hundreds of anvils, cones, and swages.To learn more visit http://www.anvilmuseum.com
  • The Wounded Warrior Project
    August 2011. Olé donated towards The Wounded Warrior Project which provides care and funds for US military wounded in the Middle East conflict. The Wounded Warrior Project's vision is to foster the most successful and well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. Their purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. To help injured service members aid and assist each other. To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. To learn more visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
  • Friends of Lydia
    July 2011. Olé makes a contribution to help Lydia Tillman rebuild her life. Lydia's was the sommelier and wine buyer at the outstanding tapas bar Casa Mono in NYC, where she was responsible for putting together one of the most creative and comprehensive lists of Spanish wine in the United States, and possibly the world. Lydia championed Sherry, traditional Rioja, Galicia, the Canary Islands, and so on. She was kind, generous, and gracious with her knowledge and a joy to taste with. Lydia Tillman recovered from a coma after she was strangled, beaten and left to die in her burning apartment. Search for Lydia Tillman on google. Donations can be made via the PayPal account linked to this page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Lydia/191956844193943