In February 2016, out of a common aspiration to give back and make a difference, the founders of Studio Gild and Gild Assembly, formed Gild Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Chicago-based trio, Melissa Benham, Jennie Bishop and Kristen Ekeland, look forward to the continual evolution of this philanthropic endeavor. Together, they have forged a sound commitment to focus growing resources on a wide variety of issues near and dear to their hearts, which deserve BETTERING, EMPOWERING and IMPROVING.

In the design industry, we often seek levity by reminding one another that "we aren't saving the world." With the inception of Gild Foundation, we hope to make a difference.