The Gaylord-Hansen Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by the Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team.
In 2012, Bill Gaylord and Sam Hansen founded a small but mighty nonprofit called the Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation. Their mission was to provide San Diego school children in low income areas with a brand new pair of shoes. This desire to make a difference in their community was prompted by a recent study revealing that some households couldn't afford to purchase a pair of shoes for every family member. This lack of an essential need meant some kids were at risk of being left behind in the day to day activities like attending school. Bill & Sam knew that a brand new pair of shoes would provide kids with the opportunity to confidently stride towards a brighter future! And so began the Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation's Annual Shoe Event.
After seven successful years, eight Southern California Elementary schools, over 5,000 new pairs of shoes, and
a whole lotta smiles, Bill & Sam were motivated to be even more connected to the community they lived in. Fueled by a passion to G.I.V.E. back, coupled with the strong belief in the power of people working together for the greater good, they expanded their ability to serve, now meeting the human, societal, educational, cultural, and environments needs of communities. Determined to create a society where everyone is provided the opportunity to reach their full potential, the
Gaylord-Hansen Community Foundation was born.
GH Community is on a mission to work in partnership with the community to go beyond and G.I.V.E. back, providing direct support and resources to meet human, societal, educational, and environmental needs, so every member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
enerosity in action
[making a positive difference with acts of kindness]
nspire by example
[living in a way that reflects our core values]
olunteer with passion
[contributing to something bigger than ourselves]
nrichment of life
[being good to ourselves so we can be good to others]
Communities enriched with positive connections, true happiness, and endless possibilities.
OUR CORE VALUES
We are a mission driven organization grounded by the core values of the 3 C’s
We identify the adversity of the community as our own, inspiring us to meet the needs of its members out of a genuine sense of concern for their well-being.
We build trusted relationships with our community partners, combining our energy, talents, and values to increase public awareness of issues and achieve greater community improvement and enrichment.
We think outside of the box, cultivating fresh, new, innovative strategies that contribute to the betterment of society and the immediate and long-term needs of the community.
Meet the friendly faces who support our mission! These members are responsible for overseeing the organization's activities including coordinating events, actively seeking areas of need, forming new friendships, as well as strategic development and community engagement.