In 1977, Don and Doris Fisher formed the Gap Foundation, which helps people in underserved communities around the world change the course of their lives and take personal ownership of their future. Don Fisher always modeled the behaviors he expected company's employees to follow. Through board service, mentoring and sharing his expertise, volunteering and financial contributions, he made a lasting impression on areas that were particlarly close to his heart: youth, education, and the arts.
In lieu of gifts, the Fisher family has requested donations be made in Mr. Fisher's memory to the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco and the KIPP (“Knowledge is Power Program”) Foundation. This Memorial Fund will benefit both organizations equally.
Education, particularly for underserved youth, was a key focal point for Don. He was a strong supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of America, where he served as governor and became a pioneer of the charter school movement through KIPP charter schools.