Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Dinner Fundraiser Supports MyPath2Own Dedicated to Lisa Klika, Home Start, and TACO

The Guild Giving Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by Guild Mortgage Company to deliver on its commitment to building relationships and strengthening communities, presented $500,800 to three local San Diego charities from funds raised during its fifth annual Charity Golf Tournament, Auction and Dinner Social.

Proceeds from the October 2023 golf event were presented in December to charities serving the San Diego community, including MyPath2Own Dedicated to Lisa Klika, Home Start and Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO).

“We are committed to giving back to our local communities and are fortunate to have key sponsors and people throughout the community join us in supporting the important work being done by Home Start and TACO in San Diego,” said Terry Schmidt, Guild Mortgage CEO. “We were very successful in our fifth year and are grateful to continue funding MyPath2Own Dedicated to Lisa Klika, our own charitable program to help teach borrowers how to be ‘homeownership ready’ and aid with closing costs.”

The annual Guild fundraising event has sold out in its last five years and raised more than $1.6 million for important causes such as homelessness and education for disadvantaged youth.

MyPath2Own Dedicated to Lisa Klika is a charitable program Guild launched in 2023—in honor of the company’s late Chief Compliance Officer who strongly supported homeownership within underserved communities. The charitable program helps potential borrowers become mortgage ready through homebuyer education, concierge service and a closing cost assistance grant for those who complete the path. The money raised at the golf tournament and through employee direct donations funds the MyPath2Own grant. The charity received a check for $300,800 from Guild Giving from the proceeds of the 2023 golf event.

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. The charity received a check for $100,000 from Guild Giving from the proceeds of the 2023 golf event.

TACO supports the dignity, health and well-being of people experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing food, clothing, shelter and many health and social services to the most vulnerable men, women and children in San Diego. The charity received a check for $100,000 from Guild Giving from the proceeds of the golf event.

Sponsors for the 2023 event included Informative Research, Lockton, R3AMC, Sidley, Weiner, Brodsky and Kider, Cooley, EverBank, Texas Capital, ALAW, Wells Fargo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Tavant, McCarthy Capital and other local and national sponsors.

Headquartered in San Diego, Guild Mortgage is a leading national lender with an established history of offering a comprehensive array of loan products and partnering with government organizations to help deliver the promise of home in every neighborhood and community. 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 for a jumbo loan. Guild also helps active duty and retired military personnel who qualify for VA loans with 100% 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.

About Guild Mortgage

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.

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