About the Chapter
Launching in August 2021, the Gary Sinise Foundation San Diego Chapter is the second of many chapters that will extend the philanthropy of our Founder and Chairman, Gary Sinise, and the footprint of the Gary Sinise Foundation.
San Diego is home to the nation’s largest concentration of military personnel, including one-sixth of U.S. Navy and over one-fourth of U.S. Marine Corps personnel. Approximately 16,000 service members separate from active-duty service in San Diego each year, with about 28% of them estimated to remain in the region after separation.
The San Diego Chapter, like those to come in other regions across the country, will complement the efforts of the Gary Sinise Foundation, catalyzing a greater impact in the lives of our nation's heroes and their families.
The Chapter Launch
Board of Directors
The members of our Board of Directors were chosen for their selfless dedication and service to our community, veterans, first responders, and non-profits. The Board of Directors is comprised of a mix of backgrounds that complement each other, both professionally and personally.
By the Numbers
specially adapted smart homes completed for our severely wounded heroes
attendees at Invincible Spirit Festivals held at Naval Medical Center San Diego
meals served to service members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals in San Diego County
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band support concerts performed in San Diego
U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Staff Sergeant Stuart DiPaolo's Home Dedication
In February 2022, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Staff Sergeant Stuart DiPaolo and his family were surrounded by friends, relatives, and neighbors who added personal messages to the Foundation for DiPaolo's soon-to-be-built, specially adapted smart home; as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation "Walls of Honor."
retired u.s. navy hospital corpsman 2nd class doc jacobs home dedication
In August 2021, retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class and Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart recipient, Doc Jacobs was officially welcomed to his R.I.S.E. specially adapted smart home in California.
Sailor paralyzed by IED gets specially adapted home in Poway
Kenton Stacy and his wife Lindsey were given the keys to their brand new custom-built, mortgage-free, specially adapted home in Poway.
"Serving, honoring, and raising the spirits of our nation's defenders and their families is the heartbeat of everything we do at the Foundation. By enlisting the support of communities across the country, particularly where future regional chapters may be located, we'll be able to expand our outreach even further."