Don Fisher Memorial Fund

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Summary

Donations to this Fund will be made in memory of Donald Fisher, a retail industry legend and longtime entrepreneur who co-founded Gap in 1969 and has died at the age of 81
$793
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalgiving.com/​projects/​donfisher/​
Gap Website

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Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.globalgiving.org

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