Jack and Linda Gill are passionate about supporting higher education because they have personally experienced its transformative power. Through scholarships for Jack as a graduate chemistry student at IU and Linda pursuing a teaching degree at the University of Kentucky, they overcame challenging circumstances to attain remarkable achievements.
Linda and Jack Gill
After more than 50 years of marriage, the Gills are determined to leave a legacy that extends the reach of higher education. In addition to Jack’s continuing involvement in the academy through teaching at numerous universities including Stanford, Harvard, and MIT, the Gill Foundation has supported scholarships, research, and clinical programs at the 11 universities attended by the Gills and their four children.
Jason A. Gill
Jason Gill grew up in Palo Alto, California, along with his identical twin brother, Tyler. Jason has been a former compay founding team member, a technology executive, a business consultant, and an angel investor for over twenty-five years, primarily in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Houston, Texas. His professional positions have been mostly senior sales and marketing roles with numerous early-stage companies, VC-backed startups, one medium-sized public company (Vocera), and two large-scale, multinational companies, Polycom and Sun Microsystems.
Jason is taking a leadership role and managing position with his parents' Family Office Investments, Gilfin International, and with the STEM-focused Gill Foundation of Texas. Jason is involved in Gill family philanthropy on a national level. He is particularly proud of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and his family's involvement with this organization, since his father was inducted as a member in 1999.