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Guild Giving Foundation to Host Charity Golf and Social To Benefit Homeless, Disadvantaged Women and Children

Third Annual Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Dinner Fundraiser will Support Three San Diego Charities

SAN DIEGO – The Guild Giving Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Guild Mortgage to deliver on its commitment to building relationships and strengthening communities, will host its third annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner Social on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

The 2019 fundraiser includes a golf tournament, auction and dinner social, with proceeds benefiting three local charities: Monarch SchoolUrban Corps of San Diego County and Home Start.

The event has sold out in its first two years and raised close to $500,000 for important causes such as homelessness and education for disadvantaged youth. Featured auction items and prizes have included vacation packages to Ireland, Spain, Mexico, or Hawaii, a four-night stay at a private residence in Lake Tahoe, a Colorado ski package, the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game, and a firefighter experience package that included a ride on an engine and dinner at the station.

Guild’s Charity Golf and Social raised more than $300,000 in 2018, including more than $70,000 from the event’s ‘Make a Difference’ live auction. The amount raised resulted in donations of $100,000 each to Monarch School, Urban Corps of San Diego County and Home Start.

“We are committed to giving back to our local communities across the country and are pleased with the growing participation we’ve had for this event in San Diego,” said Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO of Guild Mortgage. “We have been fortunate to have key sponsors and people throughout the community join us in supporting the important work being done by the Monarch School, Urban Corps of San Diego County and Home Start. We were very successful in our second year and hope to raise even more money for these great organizations with this year’s event.”

The Monarch School has served San Diego for nearly three decades, evolving from a one-room education center to a comprehensive K-12 school dedicated to educating homeless youth. Urban Corps of San Diego County has established a unique work-learning program that allows youth to finish high school while earning a paycheck, learning real-world job skills and giving back to the community. Home Start provides services to women and children living in poverty who require immediate, comprehensive housing and supportive services to ensure their safety and healthy development.

Sponsors for this year’s event include: Informative Research and Lockton (Platinum); BNY Mellon, McCarthy Capital, Solidifi, Texas Capital Bank and TIAA Bank (Gold); and Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, Conduent, J.P. Morgan, Marsh & McLennan Agency and National MI (Silver). Many other local and national firms have provided support and will be participating in the event.

For more information on the 2019 Guild Charity Golf and Social, including details on donation opportunities, click here.

A top-10 national lender by purchase loan volume, Guild specializes in developing unique pilot programs and specialized products to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community it serves. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time buyers achieve homeownership, often through government loan programs, to homebuyers looking to upgrade with a jumbo loan. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100 percent financing and flexible qualifying standards. The company is consistently recognized for its impact in the communities it serves, commitment to customer service, strength in regulatory compliance and workplace culture.

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Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Company is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. Guild’s collaborative culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion enable it to deliver a personalized experience for each customer. With more than 4,000 employees and over 250 retail branches, Guild has relationships with credit unions, community banks, and other financial institutions and services loans in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. Guild Mortgage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guild Holdings Company, whose shares of Class A common stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GHLD.