History

Pan de Vida was created in response to a need in the community.  It’s beginning evolved into a formal  501(c)(3) non-profit 0rganization that operates in Maricopa and Pinal Counties.  Pan de Vida developed several programs since its inception.

    • Provided 500 young boys in Queen Creek with football jerseys and equipment
    • Health Fairs and Health Clinic which service over 150 families in this east valley area with support from five pro bono doctors, who graciously give of their time
    • More coming soon


Mary Gloria founded Pan de Vida Foundation in 2003.  Mary has devoted her life to community service.  Mary was honored for her efforts as a 2005 recipient of the prestigious Hon Kachina Award.  Mary has also been honored with a 2005 Ak-Chin Award and as the 2003 Town of Queen Creek Woman Volunteer of the Year.  Others honors include 2005 Nominee of Queen Creek Woman of the Year Awards, 2004 Cardinals Community Quarterback Finalist Award, and 2008 Valle de Sol, HLI Alumni Excellence Award.

Previous Programs and Collaborations

Senior Program

Pan de Vida Foundation goal at its’ initiation in 2003 was to provide a safe place in which senior citizens could socialize with other seniors of the community. That goal was accomplished in 2004 when the Foundation partnered with the Town of Queen Creek to provide the site. In 2007, having accomplished its goal, Pan de Vida Foundation stepped aside and allowed the Town of Queen Creek to continue to offer seniors the services.