Message from our Executive Director
On Friday, September 6, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund donations went over the $1.5 million mark. We continued to be amazed with the generosity of individuals, families, and businesses who are contributing to the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund. Thank you so much.
The "Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund Oversight Committee" continues to meet twice weekly to review victim applications. The Committee performs its due diligence in regard to all applications.
Gilroy Foundation is committed to helping victims heal as quickly as possible through the established process.
In other Foundation business, we continue to payout scholarship awards to very worthy students who are attending colleges all over California, the Midwest, and the East Coast. The Foundation Youth Board met for the first time on September 9, welcoming new and returning members, who are excited about their plans for this year, working on grantmaking, volunteering throughout our community and continuing to learn leadership skills.
"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
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!