Holding Hands



2021 Gavin Gladding Memorial Scholarships

Every year the Gavin Gladding Foundation supports graduating seniors on their way to college. We are excited to announce this year’s recipients of the Gavin Gladding Memorial Scholarship! The Gavin Gladding Foundation awarded scholarships to Clovis West graduates, Maria Madrigal and Max Bittner. Maria and Max are both planning to attend Fresno State in the Fall and we couldn’t be more excited for them.


San Joaquin River Parkway and Trust Summer Camps

The Gavin Gladding Foundation was able to facilitate multiple scholarships to the San Joaquin River Parkway and Trust Annual Summer River Camp with a total of $10,000 to go towards tuition for Valley kids to grow, learn and explore in the place that Gavin called his home for years. The SJRPT was such a significant part of Gavin's life, and we are honored to continue his legacy there.

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Gambia Rising Educational Fund

One of Gavin’s most important life experiences was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. Gavin lived in a Wolof village and taught for two years in The Gambia, and since 2020 the Gavin Gladding Foundation has been a proud sponsor of school fees and educational supplies for Gambian kids through GambiaRising, a charitable trust started by other returned Peace Corps Volunteers.