The Washington Wine Industry Foundation was named a benefactor last month during the fundraising Washington State University Foundation Gala in recognition of its high level of giving to the university.

The Wine Foundation has partnered with WSU in many projects and has been an advocate for research funding and development of WSU’s viticulture and enology program.

Over the past decade, it has donated about $444,000 to support work on grapevine cold hardiness, the Grape Foundation Block, the Washington State Clean Plant Campaign, and a grape pest management survey.