As part of its commitment to giving back to the community, Guild Mortgage has raised more than $300,000 for three San Diego-based charities in support of the homeless and disadvantaged women and children, donating $100,000 each to the Monarch School, Urban Corps of San Diego County and Home Start.
The donation was on behalf of the Guild Giving Foundation, which hosted its second annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner Social last fall. The fundraiser includes a golf tournament, auction and dinner social, with proceeds benefitting local charities committed to supporting causes like homelessness, abuse, mental health and education for at-risk youth.
Guild’s Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner Social raised nearly $500,000 in its first two years.
The Monarch School has served San Diego for nearly three decades, evolving from a one-room education center to a comprehensive K-12 school dedicated to educating homeless youth. Urban Corps of San Diego County has established a unique work-learning program that allows youth to finish high school while earning a paycheck, learning real-world job skills and giving back to the community. Home Start provides services to women and children living in poverty who require immediate, comprehensive housing and supportive services to ensure their safety and healthy development.
Pictured above, from left to right: Terry Schmidt (Guild EVP and CFO), Mary Ann McGarry (Guild CEO and President), Marcel Oraha (Urban Corp former student), Dan Thomas (Urban Corps Dean of Education), Jennifer Graf (Guild Marketing Manager), Anne Bernstein (Urban Corps CEO), Amber Elwell (Guild SVP Finance), Dave Robertson (Guild VP Organizational Development), Carolyn Frank (Guild SVP and Chief Human Resources Office), Kriselle Crane (Guild Learning and Development Coordinator), Kevin Biddick (Guild Director of Finance).