Our Mission and Vision
The David Glasser Foundation exists to provide opportunities for Law Enforcement Officers and the people they serve to connect and learn through community events and resources.
Our vision is to lead the way in promoting positive relationships between Law Enforcement Officers and the communities they serve.
David Glasser was a Phoenix Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on May 19, 2016. He chose to become a Police Officer because he loved people and he wanted to be part of the Thin Blue Line which protects the innocent from those who prey on the innocent. He helped make our community safer for you and for me.
This foundation has been created to continue the work he started – making a positive difference in our community.
How We Give Back
Youth Sports Programs
David Glasser loves sports – all sports. So this foundation has plans to sponsor sports camps and leagues which include police officers as volunteers and coaches in order to promote positive relationships within our communities. Check this website regularly for updates on how you can be a part of these programs.
Giving Back to our Community
It’s important to the David Glasser Foundation to give back to our community. We are planning to sponsor yearly events like our Back to School Backpack Drive in 2017 where we can help children in at-risk areas of our city. Please join us in Giving Back to our Community.
Local & National Partnerships
The David Glasser Foundation has helped foster some amazing relationships with sponsors and partners like Nationwide Insurance, Target and Peter Piper Pizza. We are excited about the future possibilities when we see the great support we are receiving from companies like these, along with personal donors and volunteers.
Staff & Board Members
Kristen Glasser is the wife of Officer Glasser and President of the David Glasser Foundation. Kristen is a graduate of Arizona State University and was a teacher and counselor in different schools throughout the valley. Kristen realized the passion for helping others needed to be carried on in David’s name after he was killed in the line of duty in May of 2016. She created the foundation to bring the children of the community David served, and Officers serving that community together.
Amy Davidson has 20+ years experience in sales, marketing and community relations. She is an Arizona native and is actively involved in the community; some of her previous board experience includes UMOM New Day Centers and the Arizona Multifamily Association. Amy is currently employed by Cox Communications where she leads a Southwest Multifamily Team.
James Byrd was a squad mate and close friend of David Glasser. He has been a Phoenix Police Officer since 2001, and has served primarily in the Maryvale precinct. James was in the United States Army prior to his becoming an Officer, as well as an Arizona National Guard member. He was deployed to Iraq in 2005/06 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Jason and David grew up together and were lifelong friends. They are both graduates of Moon Valley High school and Arizona State University. They shared a tremendous love for family, friends and Arizona sports. Jason has tremendous experience in marketing and advertising, and brings that experience to the foundation’s board.
Judy and her husband are the parents of David Glasser. They are very proud of the man and policeman he became and are excited about all the possibilities of continuing his legacy through the David Glasser Foundation. Judy retired at the beginning of 2017 after over 34 years at the Corporate offices of Jack in the Box. Judy and her husband have a daughter and son-in-law in Denver and also a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in Phoenix.