Garlic Fest Gives $255k

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Foundation had a spicy year, raising $255,000 for 170 local schools, charities and other non-profits. In the festival’s 40-year history, over $11.7 million has been raised for local non-profits.

In 1979, the founders of the Gilroy Garlic Festival created the Volunteer Equity Program to help convert volunteer hours into monetary donations for charity. This year more than 4,000 volunteers came together to make the 40th Garlic Festival another success.

“The reason the Gilroy Garlic Festival is still going strong after 40 years is because of the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers,” 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival president Todd Trekell said.” It’s very rewarding to see their hard work translate directly into much-needed funding for many of our community’s most valued organizations.”

For 2018, the top five beneficiaries are Live Oak Emerald Regime $11,788, Gilroy High School Football $8,601, Victory Outreach $8,580, Christopher High School CAT Boosters $7,474, and Gilroy Gators Swim Team $7,346. Over $90,000 was raised by volunteers working on behalf of Gilroy Unified School District groups and organizations

  • Adams 4-H $ 3,121.58
  • Advent Lutheran Church Morgan Hill $ 761.65
  • Air For Paws $ 107.32
  • American Cancer Society $ 64.94
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life Gilroy $ 700.61
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life Gilroy – Perez Fighters $ 64.94
  • American Red Cross FAST $ 6,603.82
  • Andrew Hill HS Wrestling $ 194.58
  • Antonio Del Buono School Home & School Club $ 250.64
  • Antonio Del Buono School Special Day Class $ 1,652.19
  • Apostolic Church Power $ 2,691.39
  • Ascencion Solorsano Track & Field $ 365.75
  • AZTEC Basketball $ 1,215.81
  • Beta Sigma Phi $ 505.09
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop #711 $ 1,075.29
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop #730 $ 2,737.72
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop #792 $ 231.66
  • Brownell Athletics $ 111.84
  • Brownell Middle School $ 20.85
  • Brownell Middle School Parent Club $ 2,023.35
  • Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School $ 802.20
  • CAT Boosters (Christopher High School) $ 7,474.90
  • Central Water Polo $ 72.70
  • Christians in Commerce $ 1,596.21
  • Christopher High School $ 489.49
  • Christopher High School Athletic Boosters $ 28.86
  • Christopher High School Band $ 3,071.60
  • Christopher High School Boys Baseball $ 396.85
  • Christopher High School Boys Soccer $ 1,898.84
  • Christopher High School Boys Varsity Volleyball $ 600.47
  • Christopher High School Cheer Team $ 4,533.03
  • Christopher High School Choir Booster Club $ 6,524.18
  • Christopher High School Cross Country $ 394.27
  • Christopher High School Field Hockey $ 661.68
  • Christopher High School Football $ 2,473.24
  • Christopher High School Girls Volleyball $ 1,014.08
  • Christopher High School Grad Night $ 1,125.62
  • Christopher High School Lacrosse $ 988.14
  • Christopher High School Track $ 1,111.13
  • Christopher High School Wrestling $ 2,244.38
  • CHS ASB-Class of 2020 $ 37.52
  • Coldforged Foundation $ 570.03
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Community Foundation $ 432.93
  • Community Foundation of San Benito Co. Franca Barsi Memorial Scholarship $ 147.92
  • Congregation Kol Emeth of Palo Alto $ 75.40
  • Cross Motorcycle Club & Ministries $ 2,794.36
  • Daughters of American Revolution $ 2,296.23
  • El Roble Elementary School $ 72.70
  • Emmaus House Hollister $ 184.00
  • Evergreen Valley High School $ 464.25
  • Exchange Club of Gilroy $ 64.94
  • Foothills Foursquare Church $ 1,169.16
  • Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter $ 176.78
  • Friends of the Gilroy Library $ 1,443.10
  • Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club $ 2,787.05
  • Gateway Center $ 2,606.30
  • Gavilan College Foundation $ 216.47
  • Gavilan College Men’s Soccer $ 555.59
  • Gavilan College Women’s Basketball $ 822.57
  • Gavilan College Women’s Softball $ 1,498.36
  • Gavilan College Women’s Volleyball $ 1,756.98
  • GECA $ 216.97
  • GHS Aquatics $ 86.59
  • GHS Associated Student Body $ 1,804.10
  • GHS Band & Color Guard Boosters $ 3,297.55
  • GHS Boys Baseball $ 32.47
  • GHS Boys Basketball $ 119.06
  • GHS Boys Soccer $ 4,250.12
  • GHS Cal Soap $ 4,047.73
  • GHS Cheerleaders $ 1,566.82
  • GHS Choir $ 7,251.36
  • GHS Cross Country $ 2,797.46
  • GHS Football $ 8,601.87
  • GHS Future Farmers of America $ 1,439.99
  • GHS Girls Basketball $ 218.51
  • GHS Girls Field Hockey $ 1,192.48
  • GHS Girls Soccer $ 205.64
  • GHS Girls Volleyball $ 1,175.99
  • GHS Grad Night $ 32.47
  • GHS Latinos Program $ 2,081.68
  • GHS Parents Club $ 1,089.54
  • GHS Softball $ 970.49
  • GHS Spiritleader Booster Club $ 32.47
  • GHS Swim & Girls Water Polo Teams $ 2,961.94
  • GHS Track and Field $ 28.86
  • GHS Wrestling $ 57.72
  • Gilroy Arts Alliance $ 2,652.38
  • Gilroy Assistance League $ 2,543.61
  • Gilroy Browns Pop Warner $ 150.20
  • Gilroy CERT $ 288.62
  • Gilroy Elks Lodge #1567 $ 1,067.90
  • Gilroy Fire Department $ 64.94
  • Gilroy Foundation – Natalia Salcido Legacy Fund $ 114.01
  • Gilroy Foundation – SakaBozzo Scholarship Fund $ 631.23
  • Gilroy Gang Task Force $ 32.47
  • Gilroy Gators Swim Team $ 7,346.96
  • Gilroy Girl Scouts $ 959.23
  • Gilroy High School $ 141.93
  • Gilroy Historical Society $ 458.19
  • Gilroy JACL $ 241.83
  • Gilroy Little League $ 176.55
  • Gilroy Methodist $ 57.72
  • Gilroy Police Explorers Post 818 $ 6,876.10
  • Gilroy Presbyterian Church $ 2,962.63
  • Gilroy Rotary Foundation $ 531.68
  • Gilroy Tennis Club Charitable Trust $ 286.74
  • Gilroy-Takko Student Exchange Program $ 1,335.25
  • Glen View Elementary School Parents Club $ 287.38
  • GPD Volunteers in Policing $ 1,082.61
  • Grace Emmaus of Silicon Valley $ 178.45
  • Greenfield Police Explorers Post 306 $ 1,645.14
  • GUSD Power School $ 375.21
  • Hill Wrestling Club $ 3,876.16
  • Hollister Vikings $ 1,435.89
  • Hope Services $ 3,836.89
  • Italian Catholic Federation $ 753.48
  • Knights of Columbus – Gilroy $ 1,623.17
  • Knights of Columbus – Morgan Hill $ 771.48
  • Las Animas – 5th Grade, Mrs. Delegadillo/Mrs. Lepe $ 1,190.56
  • Lions Club of Gilroy $ 2,712.12
  • Live Oak Adult Day Services $ 230.90
  • Live Oak Emerald Regime $ 11,788.96
  • Los Gatos Police Foundation LGP Explorers Post #504 $ 951.41
  • Luigi Aprea School Parent Club $ 718.57
  • Marina Police Activities League, Inc. Explorer Post #211 $ 952.45
  • Martin Murphy Middle School $ 1,955.41 Mocha Moms $ 1,075.29
  • Morgan Hill Bible Church $ 146.79
  • Morgan Hill CERT $ 364.02
  • Morgan Hill Charter School $ 107.53
  • Morgan Hill Police Explorers Post #811 $ 220.07
  • Mt. Madonna HS ASB Club $ 769.89
  • National Brain Tumor Society $ 129.88
  • National MS Society $ 32.47
  • Navigator Schools $ 129.88
  • New Hope Community Church $ 2,640.15
  • Rainbow Assembly #125 $ 1,722.02
  • Rancho San Justo PTO $ 443.75
  • Rancho San Justo PTO/Sober Grad 2019 $ 176.78
  • Rebekah Children’s Services $ 69.24
  • Rebekah’s Lodge #24 $ 1,024.60
  • Rod Kelley Elementary School $ 588.94
  • Rucker School 2nd Grade $ 896.07
  • San Benito County Free Library $ 147.21
  • San Benito High School Aquatics Program $ 1,691.92
  • San Benito High School Field Hockey $ 1,118.41
  • San Jose Unloaded $ 2,257.11
  • Santa Clara Police Explorer Post # $ 259.76
  • Santa Clara Swim Club $ 244.86
  • Scotts Valley Police Dept. Explorers Post 831 $ 779.28
  • So Santa Clara Co Fire District PCF $ 1,876.03
  • South County Tail Waggers $ 752.70
  • South Valley Community Church $ 1,090.66
  • South Valley Community Church Kids Club $ 1,246.25
  • South Valley Community Church Local Mission $ 1,140.05
  • South Valley Community Church Ministries $ 752.70
  • South Valley Community Church Student Ministries $ 6,728.47
  • South Valley Community Church Youth Group $ 561.26
  • South Valley JH Home & School Club $ 71.69
  • South Valley Middle School $ 64.94
  • South Valley Young Life $ 4,256.36
  • SPCA $ 144.31
  • St. Joseph’s Family Center $ 1,103.59
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital $ 242.45
  • St. Mary School $ 2,307.27
  • St. Mary Youth Group – Mexico $ 5,351.66
  • The Mastocytosis Society / WYATT WARRIOR $ 858.53
  • United Pentecostal Church of Gilroy $ 3,124.32
  • Victory Outreach $ 8,580.71
  • Watsonville Police Explorers Post 501 $ 26.13

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