Boys And Girls Clubs Of Greater San Diego Honors CFO Of Dr. Bronner’s

“Todd Gutschow Lifetime Leadership Award” Recognizes Trudy Bronner’s More than 20 Years of Service and Leadership

September 24, 2018

VISTA, CA – Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, is honored to announce that company Chief Financial Officer Trudy Bronner, mother to company CEO David Bronner and President Mike Bronner, has been recognized by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) with the “Todd Gutschow Lifetime Leadership Award.” The award will be presented at the Boys and Girls Club annual event, An Evening of Changing Lives, on September 29, 2018, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Mariana. For more information about this event, and to register to attend, please visit:

“Trudy is just a remarkable person,” said Michelle Malin, Vice President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. “She truly cares about everyone: her family, her employees and the community at large. She is humble and kind. She gives her time and talent as well as her treasure. She and her family have been involved with the Club for decades and have had a profound impact on the organization and the children we serve. When thinking who this award should go to, she immediately came to the top of everyone’s mind.”

Trudy’s late husband Jim Bronner, who served as the president of Dr. Bronner’s and also on the board of the BGCGSD from 1996-1998, pioneered the company’s support for the organization, including the donation of 1,000 acres of land valued at $1.4 million. Trudy herself has served on the BGCGSD board since 1998, and under her leadership, Dr. Bronner’s has for more than two decades, demonstrated an ongoing commitment to support the work of the organization. In addition to the donation of land, Dr. Bronner’s has donated a total more than $1,000,000 since 1996, to support BGCGSD and its youth programming in the area. Dr. Bronner’s is currently in the fourth year of fulfillment of a half-million dollar pledge set to be completed in 2020. The company is committed to supporting of the BGCGSD mission to inspire and enable youth to achieve academic excellence, build good character and responsible citizenship, and make healthy lifestyle choices.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this award. The Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego does such important, wonderful work, and it is my joy to support this organization that gives so much to our community,” says Trudy Bronner, Chief Financial Officer of Dr. Bronner’s, “Our giving to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego allows my husband Jim’s legacy to live on, and we’re proud to continue our support in his memory.”


Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. The company’s commitment to animal and environmental protection and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and widely renowned around the world. Based on 2017 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 2.2 seconds throughout the year. For more information on Dr. Bronner’s, please visit:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego changes lives through quality youth programs and guidance in a safe, affordable and fun environment. The Clubs serve kids ages 5- to 18-years old with its academic achievement, character development and physical fitness programs at 20 community-based sites countywide, making a difference in the lives of San Diego’s future leaders – today’s youth. For a site serving your community, or to make a donation, please call 1-866-SDYOUTH (1.866.739.6884) or visit: