GSF Foundation Partners with PBS SoCal for Live Pledge Event

GSFF Executive Director,Chuck Brown (far right) before his live television appearance on SoCal PBS.

CLICK PICTURE TO WATCH VIDEO of GSF Foundation Executive Director, Chuck Browne (far right) appearing live on SoCal PBS .

To support its commitment to improving the lives of children, including through the advancement of education, the GSF Foundation recently partnered with PBS SoCal for its November-December pledge drive, and served as the Food and Educational Challenge Grant Sponsors for the event. The live pledge night took place during the November 27 broadcast, featuring The Tenors, the internationally popular musical foursome made up of Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters.The GSF Foundation presented a $10,000 educational grant. The campaign proved to be very successful, as PBS SoCal was able to raise $11,600 pledge dollars, bringing the total dollars raised to $21,600. The event will be rebroadcast throughout the month of December, with hopes of raising additional funds to support the important campaign. In addition, McDonald’s meals were provided PBS SoCal Logofor volunteers, talent and staff during the pledge drive.

“We’ve seen that a quality education can make all the difference in the world for young children, and actively support PBS SoCal’s ongoing initiatives, including programs like ‘American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen’ and ‘Ready to Learn.’” said Chuck Browne, executive director of the GSF Foundation. “We are proud to join PBS SoCal in their quest to make a difference in our local community, and help to bring resources to parents, teachers and children through these grant funds.”

Special thanks to the GSF Foundation volunteers that helped answer phones, take pledges, and make this great event a success:

  • Alice Miranda, Senior Purchasing/Inventory Control Clerk (CID), and her husband, David
  • Mark Halpern, Director of Operations (CID)
  • Scott Thomas, Vice President, Distribution – West (CID)
  • Lorie Garbers, Receptionist (Irvine Corp)
  • Priscilla Gomez, Customer Representative (CID)
  • Julie Martinez, Senior Customer Representative (CID)
  • Michelle Savage, Senior Human Resources Representative (CID)
  • Griselda Hernandez, Senior Human Resources Representative (CID)
  • Becky Kruger, Customer Service/Sales Specialist (CIM)
  • Maria Gonzales, Senior Operations Clerk (CIM)
  • Belinda Salazar, Food Technologist (CIM)