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Message from our Executive Director

Perhaps we are upon the "dog days of summer," but here at the Foundation, we're gearing up for our big event on Saturday, October 1.

The Great Gatsby's crowd will be gathering at the Lodge on the Hill for wine tasting, a fun silent auction, a 1920's insipired dinner and a fabulous live auction!

This year, our getaway will be four nights in Gatsby's stomping ground, New York City! The lucky winners will enjoy a king suite at the Algonquin Hotel, close to Rockefeller Plaza, Bryant Park, Times Square and all the fabulous attractions and restaurants in midtown NYC. We've also included a boat tour of the area on Long Island that insipired F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and the rest of their crowd!

We are limiting our ticket sales to 176 guests this year, and with Sponsor packages already sold with reserved seats, we are currently down to only 110 tickets left! Please send in your reservation card, if you received an invitation in the mail, or click here to purchase your tickets. This is going to be a fun, fun evening ! 

Please see our generous Event Sponsors listed below.  

~Donna Pray
“Give Where You Live!”


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors 




Silver Sponsorship     

Blaettler Accountancy   

Blossom Valley Foods                                                                                                                                   

Glen Loma Ranch     

Heritage Bank of Commerce

Mission Valley Ford


Bronze Sponsorship

Tim and Janice Filice

Kent Construction

Pacific Diversified Insurance


Regent Wealth Management

South County Rockery           









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  • Our mission is to invest charitable gifts into a lasting legacy and mobilize funding to serve the vital needs of the Gilroy community.
  • Our vision is to mobilize public and private financial support in order to grow the endowment and facilitate pass-through funding, thereby increasing grant giving.
  • Our goal is to become widely known as Gilroy’s foremost charity and problem-solving resource.
  • Our desire is to foster unity and cooperation between the Foundation and other grant-giving organizations.
  • Our intent is to provide expertise to other groups in need.
  • Our heart lies in allowing philanthropy to occur that can make a real difference in people’s lives.