Trish Gill is from Virginia Beach and serves as the HR Benefits Manager at TowneBank. She lives with her husband, Tom, and daughter Darby (age 9). They also have a 9-year-old yellow lab named Arleigh and a 20-year-old cat named Kitty. Trish loves to spend her time doing crafts, shopping, gardening and biking at the oceanfront with her family. Get to know more about Trish below:

How did you first hear about The River Ellis Foundation? We are fortunate to know the Ellis Family. 

What made you decide to donate?  With such dreary news reports recently, I wanted to contribute to an organization who could help a family or individual in Hampton Roads. I knew that The River Ellis Foundation could do that.  I started a fundraiser on Facebook for my birthday asking my friends to contribute with me.  I was thrilled by my friends’ generosity, and their contributions helped me far exceed my goal. 

What do you hope The River Ellis Foundation accomplishes in the future? I hope the River Ellis Foundation continues its mission to help people facing hardship, and it serves as a reminder to all of us that we belong to a community that cares for each other. 

What would you tell someone who is thinking about donating? I would tell them the River Ellis Foundation is a unique and exceptional group, and we can help them ‘give a sunrise’ by donating.  

What other organizations/causes do you support? The Up Center. 

What do you wish other people knew about The River Ellis Foundation?  The group is comprised of wonderful people with a worthy mission, and I’m proud to support them.