Our Social Purpose
Auberge Resorts Collection hotels have each developed a social purpose that aims to enrich the lives of their local communities through education and learning. Driven by a shared mission to create opportunities that make a difference in each local community, each property team offers meaningful mentorships, raises money for various nonprofit organizations and scholarships through fundraising events, and volunteers time and resources to uplift those in need.
Enriching Lives Efforts
Programs that create opportunities to make a difference in their local communities
Auberge Beach Residences works with the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation to promote public awareness and educational programming to protect Florida's sea turtles. We will adopt a nest each year and do a quarterly beach clean up with our team. Residents will be encouraged to join in this important work.
In partnership with local schools and culinary programs, Auberge du Soleil believes that as a leading hospitality employer in the Valley, we can provide enriching experiences for aspiring students in areas such as Culinary, Food & Beverage, and Operations. We also donate and match donations to connect the entire Napa Valley through the Vine Trail.
Bishop's Lodge has joined forces with YouthWorks, a long-established organization serving at-risk and disadvantaged youth in northern New Mexico by providing shelter, meals, counseling services, education, employment training and job placement. Mentorship, job shadowing and job opportunities are available to participating youth, as well as on-property hiking and horseback riding on a monthly and quarterly basis.
In partnership with the Green Scholarship Program and our sister property, Esperanza, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is establishing an education scholarship fund, which will award two students their first year of tuition. Chileno Bay also continues to implement a more sustainable model for sourcing produce, especially around fishing practices, working with local sustainable fishing collectives and farms.
Commodore Perry Estate supports Austin-based non-profit Urban Roots. Each year, young people, volunteers, and community leaders unite on their farm. Together, they grow over 25,000 pounds of fresh foods, and donate 40% of this to 7 hunger relief agencies across Austin. At Commodore Perry Estate, our involvement is three-fold: a culinary fundraising event, supporting their CSA program, and hosting their beneficiaries at the Estate for exploration and mentorship.
Element 52 has donated thousands of dollars directly to the nonprofit and also awards local community members scholarships ranging from $500-$1000 to complete AIARE avalanche safety courses. Avalanche education helps keep the community out of harm’s way and decreases demand for search and rescue teams on the mountain.
Working with fishing & farm collectives for true sustainable dining
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Etéreo sits atop a lush mangrove. Guests can view the importance of this vibrant ecosystem during their stay. As we grow our program, we will find more ways to connect our staff and guests to efforts that will protect endangered species in the area, including turtles, whale sharks, jaguars and scarlet macaws.
Hotel Jerome is committed to helping our neighbors by addressing hardship and food insecurity in local areas through donations to Liftup.org - an incredible local organization that is committed to ending hunger in the Roaring Fork Valley community since 1982.
Madeline has partnered with the Colorado chapter of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Blackfeet Nation to regenerate the once-native American Bison in Southwest Colorado. They will host a series of experiential fundraising events from chef-led cookouts to ice skating. Tickets are on sale now for our 2nd Annual Alpine Cookout fundraiser on July 2, 2022. The gastronomic affair will showcase top chefs including Viet Pham, Dean Fearing, Mark Tarbell, and Mark Kiffin.
The phrase “mālama 'aina” infuses Hawaii’s everlasting mission to protect, preserve and respect our island. It is our kuleana (responsibility) to nurture and sustain our honua (earth) not only for our existing community, but for the generations to come. With roughly 90% of Hawaii’s food being imported, local food sources are instrumental in the wellbeing of our environment and our people. We are honored to have partnered with local, non-profit organization, Māla‘ai, to collectively teach the process of caring for our land, community, health and sustainability through our existing on-property garden, Hoʻōla.
Equine-assisted caring for Costa Rica's underserved youth
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Through the Shepaug School Transition Program, Mayflower offers employment opportunities to students in the program to teach them about the hospitality industry while allowing them to hone life skills for the future. Keeping in line with the hotel’s emphasis on nature and wellness, Mayflower will host wellness days open to all members of the community, providing an opportunity to reset, connect with nature, and build stronger community ties.
Primland has partnered with Patrick County High School and their Hospitality and Culinary programs to provide students with learning opportunities both in the classroom as well as on property at Primland. In 2021, Primland donated more than $20,000 to the Patrick County Community Food Bank and will continue to raise funds by donating proceeds from creative food and drink offerings that reflect the resort’s Southern roots and connection to the community.
Solage will support community-owned, non-profit Nimbus Arts. Their mission is to provide the Napa Valley community with access to art that inspires and enriches lives. We aim to develop educational programming that fosters creative expression, nurtures curiosity, and builds a sense of community. Guests can take part in classes and are also invited to attend the annual NimBASH fundraising event on Saturday, May 28, 2022, a spirited “arty party” featuring auction items from artwork to hospitality experiences that benefit the nonprofit and its objectives.
The Lodge at Blue Sky is proud to support Voice for Nature to give local inner-city kids from the YMCA an opportunity to take part in nature-based experiences. We share our love of the land at Blue Sky through connecting with our special rescue horses, Gracie’s Farm and the Wasatch Mountains.
The Vanderbilt Family's wives and daughters used their extraordinary talents and formidable influence to engage in important causes outside of the traditional, domestic realm. We chose a mission to honor the Vanderbilt women and their selfless efforts by partnering with the Women's Resource Center of Newport. We strive to recognize and support the importance of women to be equally accepted and fully involved as we re-build a more equal society.
It's as crucial as ever to preserve seafood farming in Maine, an essential part of the state's history, food culture and economy. White Barn Inn supports the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association, which enhances the sustainability of Maine's fisheries and fishermen/women by advocating for fair market prices as well as providing and funneling food to public schools and food banks.