ABOUT

The Gaylord-Hansen Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by the Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage Team

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OUR STORY
 
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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.

 

 
OUR MISSION  

GH Community is on a mission to work in partnership with the community to spread kindness and go beyond to 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.

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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 kind to ourselves so we can bee kind to others]

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     OUR VISION  

Communities enriched with kindness, 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

Compassion:

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.

 

Collaboration:

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.


Creativity:

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.

 
OUR TEAM

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"MOST INTERESTING MAN

IN MORTGAGE"

POODLE PAPA

BILL GAYLORD

CEO & Founder

AKA 'IT SUPPORT'

STARBUCKS REGULAR

SAM HANSEN

President & Founder

OFFICERS & TEAM

BEST FRIEND IS HER DOG, FERNANDO

BELIEVES KINDNESS REALLY DOES CHANGE EVERYTHING

JESSICA ZARAGOZA

Executive Director / Community Engagement Coordinator

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PROUD FOOTBALL MAMA

PELOTON BOSS

TABITHA GREGOVICH

Treasure/Volunteer

Coordinator

MEME EXPERT

PLZ USE MY CLASSPASS

REFERRAL CODE

SAMANTHA MCCORKELL

Secretary

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HATES TAKING FUNNY PHOTOS

LOVES TO TRAVEL

4 CONTINENTS

44 STATES

SARA TURNLEY

Marketing /

Development Coordinator

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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ANDREA FROST

School Counselor SDUHSD / Clay Elementary

HALF OF HER CHILDHOOD WAS SPENT LIVING IN GERMANY

#ArmyBRATlife

OBSESSED WITH THE NUMBER 11

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CAPTAIN NATE STRINGER

San Diego Fire Station 1 The Big House

FAMILY MAN THRU n' THRU

 

AVID SDSU BASKETBALL FAN

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IVAN CHAVEZ

Partnerships Manager Just in Time for Foster Youth

BARELY ATTENDED MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL AND IS A COLLEGE GRADUATE

 

BELIEVES LIFE IS LIKE GOLF, YOU CAN NEVER HAVE A PERFECT SCORE

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LINDA QUILES

First Grade Bilingual Teacher / Bee Kind Advisor

BACKPACKED THROUGHOUT EUROPE FOR 2 MONTHS

 

WON TEACHER OF THE YEAR TWICE IN LESS THAN 10 YEARS IN HER DISTRICT