MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As a community foundation, Gilroy Foundation stands with the people of San Jose on May 26, 2021. The Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center is open. 408-209-8356
Eighteen months ago, our work schedule had to be adjusted. We learned about Remote PC and about Zoom meetings. But now, we are gradually moving on with our ever-changing “normal.”
Donors have started new Funds, and donors have donated stock to add to their existing funds – some getting corporate matches from their employers.
We have been posting short videos from our 2021 grant recipients on social media during this month and next.
Scholarship checks are being sent in July and August to the colleges of our recipients. We wish them well in this new chapter of their lives.
With the re-invention of the Garlic Festival this year, many nonprofits in Gilroy will be missing out on the money they would have made from their volunteers working in Gourmet Alley and other Festival committees. Other nonprofits have vendor booths – like the Foundation’s Wine Booth – which we won’t have again this year. Think of those nonprofits that will be struggling, so, if possible, consider supporting them. Maybe write a check of any amount or help us via a website donation. Again, we need to come together as a community and support each other. #GilroyStrong
We’ll be doing our “Day in the Country” virtually again this year on Saturday, October 2 at 5 p.m. Our theme this year is “Spirit of Bollywood”! And, you’ll be seeing many social media posts about our online auction, sponsorship opportunities, and pre-ordering a “Party-in-a-Box”! Stay tuned….
“Give Where You Live”
We are proud that five local businesses continue to support Gilroy’s community foundation as a Sustaining Sponsor. Thank you to Christopher Ranch, Pinnacle Bank, Gilroy Toyota, Recology, and RAC Services, LLC for your commitment to our community and the programs of Gilroy Foundation!