Dr. Alicia Gwynn

Dr. Alicia Gwynn, is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, president and CEO of Gwynn Sports a full-service marketing and design firm, wife of the late baseball great Tony Gwynn, and President of the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to bettering the lives of disadvantaged children.

Gwynn has a Ph.D. in Education and holds degrees in Information Systems and Management. In 1997 she received the Woman Who Means Business Award presented by the San Diego Business Journal. She has also been honored as Volunteer of the Year by the philanthropy Council for her philanthropic achievements, named Woman of the Year by Neiman Marcus, and is a recipient of the prestigious Child Help USA For the Love of a Child Award.

The Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation was founded as a support, not for profit, 501-3C charity in 1995. The Foundation’s focus has been to help assist those programs that enhance the opportunity for children to become healthy, educated, emotionally stable, productive citizens by providing the best quality education and housing opportunities available. Some of the organizations that have been partner of the TAG Foundation include, the Jackie Robinson YMCA, etc. In 2001, the Gwynn Curriculum support center was opened in Poway, CA to provide affordable tutoring services to children who required extra attention. The Center also provided an opportunity for local high school students to be mentored in tutoring skills and allowed them to exercise that skill in gainful employment. The TAG Foundation was transitioned as a sub Foundation of the San Diego Foundation in order to better leverage lager funding opportunities.

With the help of San Diego Foundation and other funding institutions, the TAG Foundation would like to present a new chapter in spreading the charitable work to The Alicia Gwynn Community Center (TAGCC). It was developed by Alicia Gwynn, stemming from a lifelong aspiration to teach character development community building among all age groups. However, the Center devotes special attention to serving youth, believing that character development begins with a foundation that must be set in one’s early years.

TAGCC offers training to promote life and employability skills, community building, and economic development for the benefit of children, young adults, parents, and their communities. The training framework used by TAGCC is based on five major areas of focus in order to teach character development and community building values.