Message from our Executive Director

Photo of Executive Director, Donna Pray


We hope you had a chance to “virtually” join us for Day in the Country 2020 on September 26!

An enormous “THANK YOU” goes out to our event Chair Lee Blaettler!  Along with her fabulous committee and the Foundation’s event coordinator, Deb Sanchez, the virtual event proved to be a challenging yet fun experience. Guest auctioneer, Jayson Stebbins, led the Livestream from The Neon Exchange in downtown Gilroy with his usual humor and flare.  We had a skeleton crew of Emeritus Board Members and Ambassadors, helping to make sure the bidding and text-to-donate went smoothly.

We appreciate our Sponsors, our Donors, and our Bidders for making this year’s Day in the Country another success!

We have posted photos on Facebook and Instagram, so please check those out.

As we continue through these trying times, we move forward with our work as best we can.  We hope our community stays safe and strong.

~Donna Pray

“Give Where You Live!”




We are proud that four local businesses continue to support Gilroy’s community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor.  Thank you to Christopher Ranch, Pinnacle BankGilroy Toyota, and Recology for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!

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