Doc Hendley

Doc Hendley is the Founder and President of Wine To Water, a non-profit organization that serves in the community to provide clean water for people in need around the world. Doc first envisioned the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs in Raleigh, North Carolina. With the money raised, Hendley traveled to Darfur, Sudan in 2004 and began installing water systems for victims of government-supported genocide.

Doc was selected as one of the Top Ten CNN Hero in 2009 ​chosen by a panel of judges including Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner, and Sir Elton John.

In 2012 he published​, “Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World,” (Avery: Penguin, Jan 2012). It is a captivating story of an ordinary bartender who’s changing the world through clean water and the book is a foundation of college courses at several universities across the country.

Thousands have been inspired by Doc’s story and Wine To Water has grown from one man's mission into a global movement for clean water. Wine To Water has reached more than 950,000 people and worked in 45+ countries.