Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch for Boys ® appoints Dori Bryant Director of Partnership Development.
Among Dori’s many citations and awards are her 2009 induction into the Sky Ranch ℠ Hall of Fame, recipient of the Gertrude Merinoff Humanitarian Award in 2014 from The Top 50 Club of New York and monikers including ‘Rum Queen’ and ‘Diva of Tequila’.
“We are delighted to recognize Dori with this new role with the Sky Ranch Foundation ℠”, said SRF ℠ President Ralph Aguera. “Through donations collected via auctions at her events for the past 15 years, she not only added significantly to the Foundation ℠ finances, but has kept the Sky Ranch ℠ name in front of hundreds of new and veteran spirits companies and consumers. Ms. Bryant will be responsible for developing closer partnerships with our grantees and especially the beverage alcohol industry, which has always been the uniting force behind our Foundation ℠”.
Ms. Bryant has a career spanning 20 years in the publishing business with the past 15 years spent designing, creating and hosting spirits tasting events and competitions including The Spirits of Mexico, International Rum Festival, Vodka & Gin Fests, Spirits of the Americas and others. Dori’s company, The Polished Palate, was honored as the first and only company in the United States to be sanctioned by the esteemed Academia Mexicana del Tequila, which also awarded her the title of Tequila Ambassador. In 2011, the IWSC Group purchased The Polished Palate and she continued with them for the past 4 years. Dori recently formed a new company, Glorious Spirits LLC, which will continue to host spirits tasting events benefiting the Foundation ℠. She is a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University and resides in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
“I am honored to be part of the Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ family. Their grants enable organizations to help abused and neglected children and I cannot think of a more worthy cause”, Dori said.
About Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch For Boys ®
Formed in 1961 and building on more than 50 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to giving at-risk youth a second chance by identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth.
Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth.