About the Foundation
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Foundation was established in 2016 and is dedicated to advancing the quality of life in Gilbert through education, leadership, and community enhancement.
As chair of the Foundation, I have found the collaborative spirit of this community is what makes Gilbert great. The Foundation is committed to strengthening partnerships to ensure we have developed leaders to take us into the future, prepared a qualified workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, and provided assistance to the under-served population of this community. Together we can make a difference, I ask you to join our efforts. Foundation Board ChairFoundation Board
The Gilbert Chamber Foundation is 501(c)(3) organization and houses the following initiatives:
We know our business community is generous - always looking for opportunities to help meet the needs of our residents and local non-profits.
This holiday program benefits Gilbert’s low-income senior citizens as well as home-bound seniors and disabled Gilbert residents. Members of the community adopt a senior by requesting a wish list, then shopping for and returning the items to the Chamber. Lists average $25 in cost. 856 Seniors have been adopted and 9 holiday parties have been hosted for low-income seniors in Gilbert since 2010.
Additionally, the Chamber Foundation hosts a holiday party for our low-income seniors and provides breakfast, entertainment by local students, and gift bags for all attendees. Donations of gift cards and other items are appreciated so we may provide guests with gifts and giveaways.
Typically held in November and December.
Founded in 1991, Gilbert Leadership brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to develop their leadership potential and to expose participants to the issues impacting our community. By understanding the needs and concerns in a wide variety of areas, these individuals will be better able to contribute their resources to making a difference in many ways.
The Gilbert Chamber Foundation serves to champion a stronger Gilbert through collaborative partnerships between the business, government, and education communities. Together, we foster a pro-business environment with specific focus on the growth, expansion, and retention of businesses in the Town of Gilbert. This includes our efforts to support a strong workforce and talent pipeline for the success and sustainability of our local businesses.
The Gilbert Chamber Foundation works to connect business, education, and government for an ongoing and collaborative conversation regarding the workforce needs of our businesses and the opportunities to support educators, students, and families for a strong talent pipeline.
Events and Fundraisers
The Gilbert Chamber Foundation is dedicated to advancing the quality of life in Gilbert through education, leadership, and community enhancement. The funds raised at these events help us to sustain and improve upon important programs, including Gilbert Leadership, Adopt-A-Senior and our workforce readiness and business engagement initiatives.