Honoree: Bridget Ford
Honored by: Hope Builders
Cause Area: Workforce Development & Financial Literacy
Bridget Ford has been involved with Taller San Jose Hope Builders for nearly 20 years. She’s been a dedicated volunteer with a passion to support the young adults who are impacted by the program. Bridget understands the struggles Hope Builders’ youth face because she’s overcome similar barriers in her youth. Sharing her experiences and setting a powerful example of hope and success, is huge motivator for Hope Builders’ trainees. For the past several years, Bridget has helped with the planning and execution of our annual Light Up A Life gala, which provides community members the opportunity to meet youth who’ve transformed their lives and raises support for Hope Builders training programs. The company she co-owns, Insight Investments, also employs graduates of Hope Builders. Most recently, Bridget has made a multi-year commitment to serve on the Expansion Campaign Committee to help Hope Builders expand into Anaheim. She is also taking on a leadership role for the 2016 Light Up A Life gala. Bridget’s passion for Hope Builders ignites her desire to share our story with others. We very much appreciate Bridget’s humble support of Hope Builders these past two decades. Her dedication has not gone unnoticed! We nominate Bridget Ford for this honor since she has become an irreplaceable advocate for our work to empower young adults, who are caught in the cycle of poverty, achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.