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.
Kids + Sports + Police Officers = Building Trust
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 Shop with a Cop events where we 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 CEO 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.
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, son-in-law and a granddaughter in Denver and also a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in Phoenix.
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.
Tom Van Dorn
Jeff has spent the last 27 years as a teacher, school administrator, and is now the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the Laveen Elementary School District. Jeff met Dave and Kristen when they worked at Barcelona Middle School, Kristen as a teacher and Dave as an Instructional Assistant before he went to the police academy.
Christopher Carlton graduated in 2008 from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics before joining Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 2011, opening the firm’s third branch office in Goodyear. His passion and loyalty to his career is something he strives to pass on to others through coaching and mentoring of newer financial advisors. It’s his mission to affect the financial literacy of the youth in our community.
As a council member of the Southwest Valley Business and Education Coalition, he is able to be involved with kids in our local schools. He is also a committed member of the Goodyear Lions Club and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. He has been married to his wife, Melanie, for 10 years and have two children, Tyler and Kaelyn. He and his family were neighbors and friends of David’s for several years.
Katie Hayes is the younger sister of David Glasser. She and her big brother were always close so serving on the board of the David Glasser Foundation has special meaning for her. She has worked in college student support positions for 15+ years and is currently supervising a team of Academic Advisors in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Katie is a Phoenix native, but currently lives in the Denver area with her husband, their two small children, and their West Highland Terrier.