The Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation was established in 1999 and has
impacted the lives of over 350 children since that time. Records show that
students enrolled in the Foundation have improved school attendance and performance. The children are encouraged to do their best in school so that they will become responsible adults capable of supporting themselves and
The Gloria Gates Memorial Foundation was founded in 1999 by Dr. Zane Gates. Zane grew up in Evergreen Manors, a low income housing development. As a young child, he did well in school and was guided by his mother and was mentored by a volunteer from the Big Brothers program and by family friends. The good influences in his life allowed him to beat the odds and eventually attend college. While some of Zane’s childhood playmates dropped out of school, Zane succeeded with his education and became first a pharmacist, then a medical doctor and author.