Name: Gretchen Knowlton
Nominating Organization: The Allergan Foundation
Honoree Category: Education
Why Nominated: Involved in a wide array of volunteer activities, Gretchen’s focus shows a strong empathy for children and people with disabilities, with an overarching interest in caring for the under-served. She has worked for many years with THINK Together Orange County, even organizing their holiday gift drive for the last four years. She serves the visually impaired on a regular basis, sharing her skills with the people of Makapo Aquatics Project, a paddling club for blind and partially sighted adults and children. Further committed to making a difference, in 2011 Gretchen co-founded Club 1250, a charity service organization that publishes monthly newsletters introducing smaller charities and volunteer opportunities. Gretchen has been an Allergan employee for 13 years.
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