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:
Chamber For Good
We know our business community is generous - always looking for opportunities to help meet the needs of our residents and local non-profits. As part of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation, the Chamber For Good initiative supports programs and partnerships to benefit local causes.
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.
Partners In Progress
Partners In Progress 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.
Business Retention and Engagement
The Gilbert Chamber Foundation works in partnership with the Town of Gilbert's Office of Economic Development, the Office of the Mayor, Development Services, and others to support the community's overall business retention and expansion efforts. Together, we identify ways in which to listen, respond to needs, and encourage further engagement within the business community.
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, Chamber For Good and our workforce readiness and business engagement initiatives.