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Dedication and Service

It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special. The Gwen Effect is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our community. With a variety of active projects and a large volunteer staff, we harness our skills and resources to successfully achieve our goals.

Since our founding in 2000, we have been proud to witness how our activities have benefitted the San Francisco community and beyond. Want to take part? Contribute to our work by donating or volunteering today.


Where Passion and Dedication Meet

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are at the heart of what we do, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Charitable Foundation forward. Without them, The Gwen Effect would not be where it is today. Meet some of our team members below.

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An invaluable part of the The Gwen Effect staff and leadership, Jordan Parker has witnessed the continued evolution of our programs from that start. With extensive experience in both the non-profit and private sectors, Jordan Parker offers a unique skill-set that ensures undeniable impact.

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Grant Writer

Words cannot describe the role that Taylor Quill has had in ensuring that The Gwen Effect always stays on track. Their continued communication with beneficiaries means that Taylor Quill is our greatest asset in listening to the pressing needs of grantees.

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Communications Specialist

With us since our founding, Kris Ward is one of our veteran team members and has played a critical role in shaping our mission and projects. They bring their years of experience and skills in helping The Gwen Effect grow and make a measurable impact.

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