Message from our Executive Director
"Let our lives be full of both "thanks " and "giving".
We give thanks for our Board of Directors. This dedicated group of 11 individuals are a hands-on, working Board who are dedicated to making our community better every day.
We give thanks to our Ambassadors, who not only spread the word of Gilroy Foundation's mission and vision, but also serve on various committees making the work of the Foundation run smoothly.
We give thanks to our Youth Board, who is learning philanthropy and volunteerism every day.
We give thanks to our Emeritus Board Members, who helped to grow this Foundation to be a driving force of change and improvement in our community.
And, we give thanks to all our members and volunteers, of whose support we are so grateful.
We appreciate all the giving that happens at this time of year. There are so many worthy organizations to support through end-of-year giving, and we are so fortunate to be the choice of so many individuals, families, and businesses.
And, this year, we are thankful for all the donors who have helped grow the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund to over $1.7 million. We are grateful to the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund’s Oversight Committee, who have spent many hours each week reviewing Victims’ applications and advocating for each of the 20 known shooting victims. #GILROYSTRONG
I personally want to thank Gilroy Foundation staff members, Vicki Campanella, Roya Wallace and Deb Sanchez for all they have been doing to support the Oversight Committee, our Board of Directors and myself over the past several weeks.
Thank you all!
"Give Where You Live"
We are so appreciative of our partner in establishing the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
We are proud that four local businesses continue to support Gilroy's community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor. Thank you to Christopher Ranch, Pinnacle Bank, Gilroy Toyota, and Recology for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!