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  • 1980

    Paul Newman and Hotch filled empty wine
    bottles in the basement with homemade salad
    dressing to give as holiday gifts to friends and
    neighbors. After a few weeks, they
    came back asking for more.

  • 1982

    Newman’s Own Salad Dressing officially
    launched, generating over $300,000 in
    first-year profits. Paul declared, “Let’s
    give it all away to those who need it!”

  • 1983

    The Newman’s Own product line
    started expanding with the introduction
    of pasta sauce. Newman’s Own entered
    the Australia market.

  • 1988

    The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp opened
    in Connecticut, serving 288 kids in its first year.
    It was a place where children with life-threatening
    conditions could “raise a little hell.”

  • 1991

    Following the success of salad dressing,
    pasta sauce, lemonade, and microwave
    popcorn, Newman’s Own introduced
    salsa — all from Paul’s recipes.

  • 1992

    A significant milestone was reached:
    over $50 million had been donated to
    charity in the company’s first decade.

  • 1997

    By this time, Newman’s Own products
    had expanded globally, with distribution
    to countries including the UK, Canada,
    Australia, and New Zealand.

  • 1999

    The Newman’s Own Awards were established
    to recognize organizations with
    inspiring initiatives to help improve quality
    of life for military service members and
    their families.

  • 2005

    Newman’s Own Foundation was
    established to carry on Paul
    Newman’s philanthropic legacy.

  • 2007

    By this time, Paul Newman had helped
    establish the Committee Encouraging Corporate
    Philanthropy, The Discovery Center, and Safe Water
    Network, among other organizations.

  • 2008

    On September 26, Paul Newman’s life and
    legacy were recognized upon his passing,
    honoring the actor and philanthropist who
    helped make the world a better place.

  • 2010

    Newman’s Own celebrated
    $300 million in charitable
    giving since 1982.

  • 2011

    The Newman’s Own product line
    grew to include frozen pizza,
    frozen skillet meals, and wine.

  • 2012

    The new SeriousFun Children’s Network brand
    was launched, uniting Paul Newman’s global
    family of camps, which have served over
    384,700 kids since 1988.

  • 2012

    Newman’s Own made a major
    commitment to support nutrition
    education and fresh food access.

  • 2013

    Newman’s Own committed $7 million
    over 3 years to support military personnel,
    veterans, and their families.

  • 2014

    The Foundation has formed a Nutrition Cohort,
    which consists of a group of 6 nonprofits, to work
    together and help address the challenges around nutrition.

  • 2015

    Newman’s Own Foundation reached
    $450 million in charitable giving since 1982.

  • 2017

    Newman’s celebrated 35 years
    of giving it all away.

  • 2018

    With the passage of the Philanthropic Enterprise Act,
    Newman’s Own was able to continue Paul Newman’s
    legacy to give it all away.

“Let's give it all away”

An Interactive Timeline 1980-Today