Curtis and Christine Gardner and their family are happy for the opportunity to support the BASIC Fund program. With a commitment to support youth programs in our community, they have been active donors and parent participants in their children’s schools for almost two decades – their oldest daughter is now a Freshman in college and their boys are in 11th and 7th grades.
The Gardner family is committed to supporting the success of all kids in our diverse Bay Area community – whether it is to help develop mentors, offer clean safe places for children to play, ensure access to healthy foods and clean water – or supporting amazing schools like those in the BASIC Fund network.
“We want to invest in children. In a world where our values seem to be shifting within complex political divides, we know for certain that healthy, motivated, educated children are the key to our future,” says Christine. “We are delighted that we were introduced to the BASIC Fund and can make that opportunity come to life to support promising students throughout the Bay Area.”
The Gardner’s also support children and the community through their other philanthropic pursuits with Curtis serving as a Bay Area Board of Directors member for The First Tee program and a Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. Christine has developed a deep interest in environmental health education and advocacy, working over the past ten years to create ecoCouncils, that address sustainability at her children’s schools, as well as serving on the Boards of the San Francisco Parks Alliance, the Environmental Working Group in Washington, D.C. and the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.