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.
Helping to build a thriving community has always been important to me. The Gilbert Chamber Foundation is a key partner in the continued success of our community. By focusing on collaborative partnerships and programs to help support our future leaders through the Gilbert Leadership program, our workforce through the shadowing & mentorship program, and our community by bringing together our business and education partners, the Foundation is a steward for the critical needs we have today and in the future. We are stronger because of the efforts of the Gilbert Chamber Foundation. Christie Boutain, 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 income-challenged 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. 968 Seniors have been adopted and 10 holiday parties have been hosted for income-challenged seniors in Gilbert since 2010.
Additionally, the Chamber Foundation hosts a holiday party for our income-challenged 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 stronger Gilbert.
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 initiatives.