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The Bon Vivants

Scholarship Program


The Bon Vivants, Josh Harris and Morgan Schick, have partnered with ScholarMatch to champion the children of hospitality workers in San Francisco who will be first in their families to go to college.

Contributions to The Bon Vivants Scholarship Fund will cover scholarships and in-depth support services for five students as they work their way towards college graduation and the launch of their careers.




Too many first-generation students drop-out of college because of financial limitations and emergencies beyond the cost of tuition. The targeted funds students receive as part of ScholarMatch’s Bon Vivants Scholarship Program ensure that students can buy textbooks, pay housing deposits, engage in social activities, and more.

The first Bon Vivants Scholar, Gissela G, was selected this spring and will attend San Jose State University as a freshman in the fall.  One more student per year will be selected for the next four years to join the program. The Bon Vivants and friends are excited to follow these students’ progress over the coming years as they pursue their bachelor’s degrees.

About Bon Vivants Hospitality

Bon Vivants Hospitality, founded in 2009, is one part hospitality group and one part brand agency. Using their businesses and network to raise money for organizations that the company believes in has always been a priority for The Bon Vivants. As of the beginning of 2019, The Bon Vivants have donated over $500,000 to non-profits both in their home of San Francisco, as well as cities across the country.  

The Bon Vivants is a trade advocacy and events agency, working with some of the greatest brands in the business and founder of their own national philanthropic event series, Pig & Punch. The other is Bon Vivants Hospitality, whose mission is opening bars and restaurants defined by thoughtful sophistication and a true sense of authenticity, while expanding the philanthropic efforts so important to the original vision of The Bon Vivants.

BVHospitality owns two cocktail bars in San Francisco’s Mission District. Bon Voyage! opened its disco doors in October 2018, and Trick Dog opened in January 2013. Trick Dog has earned a heap of consumer and industry accolades, including being named finalist for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Bar Program in 2015 and 2018. Trick Dog was also awarded World’s Best Cocktail Menu at the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, in addition to its 2014 win for Best American Bar Team. Trick Dog has been named on the internationally recognized World’s 50 Best Bars for the last five consecutive years.

“It is important to us when choosing partners that we feel a strong connection to their values, and also that the money we raise and donate will make an immediate, long-lasting, and significant impact.”

Josh Harris, The Bon Vivants

“Attending college will help me set an example for my family and motivate other young Latina students in my community to aspire to higher education.”

Gissela G., Bon Vivants Scholar

“The Bon Vivants Scholarship is providing a concrete way for folks to support workers in local kitchens and hotels who have provided us with outstanding service day in and day out for decades.”

Kate Bueler, ScholarMatch Community Engagement Manager


In a world with so many worthy causes, we know it can be hard to evaluate where your contributions will have the most impact. ScholarMatch is committed to being an informative, trustworthy, and transparent partner to donors like you. We stand by the Donor Bill of Rights and have earned GuideStar’s Silver Seal of Transparency.



In addition to giving online, you can also send a good old fashioned check to our Valencia street location. ScholarMatch additionally accepts gifts from donor-advised funds, gifts in-kind (typically to support our special-event fundraising) and gifts of appreciated stock. Please contact us for stock transfer instructions.  ScholarMatch is a nonprofit educational organization (EIN 45-4985621) so your gift will be tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


We encourage you to ask questions, share ideas, and get as involved as you’d like. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to arrange a call or a visit to one of our College Centers to learn more. Kate Bueler, our friendly Community Engagement Manager, is ready for your call or email at 415.652.2766 or



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