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Donna Pray, Executive Director

Donna and Ron Pray moved to Gilroy from Menlo Park in 1977 for Ron’s business. They raised four children in Gilroy and during that time, Donna volunteered for various school and extra-curricular activities that the children were involved. In 1987, Gilroy Foundation Board of Directors asked her to work with their Board Member, Patty Filice, in creating a “special event” that would bring attention to the Foundation and the work they wanted to do in the community. That was the beginning of a “Day in the Country”! In 1995, Donna took the part-time job as Executive Director. Donna has served on the City’s Arts and Culture Commission, Theater Angels Art League, and has been a member of Gilroy Assistance League since 1992. Her background in marketing has been beneficial to her work at Gilroy Foundation. She and Ron enjoy traveling to visit their children in Lexington, Kentucky; San Clemente; Red Bluff; and Woodbury, Connecticut. Donna also is an avid dog lover!
“Dedication to community and cause, through collaboration and teamwork, is how nonprofit leaders can engage all to thrive and serve.”

Vicki Campanella, Development Director

A 40+-year resident of Gilroy, Vicki raised her two sons here, loving the small-town feeling and safe environment that the community possessed. She graduated Cal Poly SLO and eventually began work in Development with the Diocese of San Jose, employed by St. Mary School, Gilroy as Development Director and Assistant to the Principal for 23 years. During her tenure there, she organized a grass-roots effort with other Development Directors in the Diocese sharing ideas that worked for all of the schools. She "came out of retirement" to join Gilroy Foundation as Development Director in 2014, enabling her to continue to enjoy working in the nonprofit sector. "Retirement" also includes active involvement in Gilroy Assistance League and the Learning and Loving Education Center, Morgan Hill. She and her husband Frank enjoy family time with the grandkids, time with each other, and traveling (especially cruising!).
"l slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy." -Kahlil Gibran

Renee Garcia, Administrative Assistant / Grants Coordinator

Originally from Santa Cruz County, Renee Garcia brings her bilingual and managerial skills to our program as an Administrative Assistant and Grants Coordinator. She spent the last 25 years in Ventura, raising her two children working in the medical field, and volunteering in the community. Her compassion and dedication have led her to support local schools, 4-H clubs, Ventura Land Trust, the women’s shelter, and the Cancer Research Center at Community Memorial Hospital. Since returning to the Gilroy area, she has enjoyed gardening, hiking, traveling, and reconnecting with old friends.
"Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.” Rumi
Donna Pray @
Vicki Campanella @
Renee Garcia @
Main office:60 Fourth Street #208 Gilroy, CA 95020
Mailing address:P.O. Box 774 Gilroy, CA 95021
Telephone:(408) 842-3727

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