Bay Area

The Bay Area Alumni Chapter covers the greater Bay Area — Silicon Valley, San Francisco and beyond. The primary goal of the Bay Area chapter is to allow alumni, parents and friends of Gonzaga to connect and further the mission of Gonzaga University through game watches, networking and social events. Please join us if you’re in the area or just passing through. Go Zags!

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GU Bay Area – Via and Bruno Florence Endowed Scholarship

CRITERIA: For qualified, full-time students from northern California attending the Gonzaga-in-Florence Program (full year) with financial need.

Chapter Leadership

Bridget Chau ('17)

Board Roster

Scott McCoy ('08)
Vice President

Andrew Smith ('11) 
Events Chair

Sean Brennan ('15)
Marketing Chair

Stephen Girlich ('12) 
Operations Chair

Haeley Girlich ('12) 
President Emeritus


Current students

  • Undergraduate-level: 539
  • Graduate-level: 42
  • Doctoral-level: 5

Breakdown of constituents

By primary relationship type

  • Alumni: 3,859
  • Current parents: 1,082
  • Former parents: 3,910
  • Friends: 2,232

Total: 10,926

Top 10 employers of alumni

  1. Kaiser Permanente
  2. State of California
  3. Cisco Systems, Inc.
  4. Apple Computer, Inc.
  5. Hewlett-Packard Company
  6. Intel Corporation
  7. Google
  8. Oracle Corporation
  9. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
  10. Salesforce and University of San Francisco (tie)

Number of active Mentors: 274

Total GU Bay Area - Via and Bruno Florence Endowed Scholarship awarded since 2006: 12