Guild Giving Foundation to Host Inaugural Charity Golf and Social in Support of Underprivileged Youth, Homeless

Golf tournament, silent auction and dinner will benefit three local charities

SAN DIEGO – The Guild Giving Foundation, a non-profit created by Guild Mortgage to expand its community relations efforts nationally, will host its inaugural Charity Golf and Dinner Social on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

The fundraiser will include a golf tournament, auction and dinner social, with proceeds from the event benefitting three local charities: Monarch School, Urban Corps of San Diego County and the San Diego Rescue Mission.

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. The San Diego Rescue Mission has provided housing, meals, mental health counseling and educational programs to aid in the fight against homelessness for more than 50 years.

Mary Ann McGarry, president and CEO of Guild, one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the U.S., said the foundation and its programs build on a history of company employees dedicating themselves to improving their communities through charitable efforts, fundraising events and volunteer work.

“We are encouraging more employee participation and volunteerism with local charities and organizations that are involved in issues such as youth development, economic revitalization, hunger, homelessness, veteran services and domestic violence,” she said. “These three organizations are driving positive changes that we feel very strongly about. We are pleased to sponsor this inaugural golf event to support the great work they are doing in our community every day.”

Guild Mortgage, which has more than 250 offices in 25 states, launched the Guild Giving Foundation to encourage volunteerism among its more than 4,000 employees and deliver on its mission to inspire positive change in every community it serves. Guild supports dozens of local and national charities through direct donations and company-backed volunteer time under its Guild Giving initiatives.

Guild has received a tremendous response and support for the event including Master Sponsorships from Informative Research, Inc., Lockton Insurance Brokers, LLC and NAI San Diego and Dinner Sponsorships from Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, Corelogic, EverBank and Solidifi. Many additional sponsors have also provided support and will be attending the event. Organizers have secured an impressive array of auction items, from the San Diego Padres, Century Club of San Diego and many lodging and hospitality venues.

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A top-10 national lender by purchase volume, Guild offers first-time homebuyers a wide range of loan options and personalized service. The company is consistently among the top independent mortgage lenders in the U.S. in terms of purchase loans. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers achieve home ownership, often through government loan programs, to jumbo home loans. Guild also specializes in helping active duty and retired military personnel to secure VA loans, with 100-percent financing and flexible qualifying standards.

About Guild Mortgage

Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Co.  is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender offering a wide range of residential mortgage products and local in-house processing, underwriting and funding. Its collegial and entrepreneurial culture enables it to deliver unsurpassed levels of customer service. Having been through every economic cycle, the company has grown 16-fold since 2008, and now has more than 4,000 employees operating from 250 branch and satellite offices in 25 states. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, low down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. The company generated $15.9 billion in loan volume in 2016, as compared to $1 billion in 2008. In addition, Guild services more than 155,000 loans, which totaled $30 billion in 2016, and has correspondent banking relationships with credit unions and community banks in 47 states. (Equal Housing Lender- Company NMLS #3274).