GKHS believes that a trustworthy and reliable professional is one who volunteers to serve in organizations, associations and groups. The drive to help one’s client achieve success is related to the desire to help one’s community succeed.
GKHS attorneys have that drive and that desire. The causes we support include professional legal associations, grass-roots advocacy and educational groups, a non-profit organization benefiting underprivileged youth, non-profit arts organizations, local alumnae/i associations, outdoor recreation organizations, and governmental advisory boards, among others. Our involvement ranges from board-level participation to advisory support for executive staff, from fundraising efforts to pro bono legal representation.
Who We Support
These are just a few of the organizations that GKHS attorneys support:
In 2019, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Kevin Holl to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. The Senate confirmed the appointment. The Board sets policy and provides guidance for the 73 districts and 116 colleges that constitute the system. The 17-member board formally interacts with state officials and other organizations.
Kevin, a fifth-generation native San Franciscan, is the Vice Chair of Archbishop Riordan High School’s Board of Trustees, his alma mater.
Kevin is the co-founder, and has maintained since 1995, the annual Douglas Raskin Scholarship at the University of San Francisco School of Law
Jeremy Sugerman is on the board of directors of the American Safe Climbing Association, a bare-bones nonprofit organization of dedicated rock climbers who replace unsafe anchors and reduce the visual and environmental impact of climbing in National Parks and wilderness areas. The ASCA began its work in Yosemite National Park and has grown to support volunteer efforts throughout the country with advice and equipment.
Jeremy also sits on the board of directors for the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, a nonprofit organization created to stimulate the minds and nourish the souls of readers while encouraging high school students to explore the world through the written word. Through the SVAF, Sonoma area high school students meet and interact with authors who have widely varied perspectives on life, inspiring the students to pursue dreams regardless of any obstacles they may face.
Geoffrey Gordon-Creed is the Board Chair for the Richmond District YMCA which provides programming to support families, youth, children, seniors and veterans in San Francisco. Geoff is also the Board Chair for Point Blue Conservation Science a science based environmental organization that employs more than 160 scientists, restorationists, and educators who work to understand and reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats.
Kevin and Geoff teach at the University of San Francisco Law School’s Intensive Advocacy Program, an annual course focusing on litigation, trial techniques and trial strategies.
Geoff and Jeremy are active supporters of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a non-profit grass roots organization dedicated to creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Francisco. In addition to financial support, GKHS is proud to provide pro bono legal representation to the Bike Coalition on a continuing basis.
Teke Kelley is the Chair of the National Board of Directors of Summer Search, a non-profit leadership development program committed to providing long-term support for low-income high school students.
Teke is also a long-time supporter of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a public interest law center based in San Francisco dedicated to preventing gun violence. Teke is also a member of the President’s Council of The Gladstone Institutes, a San Francisco-based biomedical research institution.