Golden Rule Charity

Helping the hospitality industry in times of need. One individual at a time. One community at a time.

San Diego, CA   |
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Golden Rule Charity

EIN: 47-3709595


Golden Rule Charity is a national 501(c)(3) organization based in San Diego, California dedicated to the hospitality industry, providing support to qualified employees impacted by unanticipated hardship. Beneficiaries receive support for qualified expenses such as housing, transportation, and medical needs, whether it’s due to a family emergency, natural disaster, or business impact, so they can focus on work.

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President & CEO

Paula Robison

Main address

PO Box 99927

San Diego, CA 92169 USA

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Subject area info


Population served info


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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The Judy Walker Legacy Campaign

The Judy Walker Legacy Campaign provides new support opportunities for hospitality industry employees living and working in Orange County, California. Grants from Golden Rule Charity support housing, transportation, and medical expenses for workers in the hospitality industry facing financial hardship in times of crisis.

This campaign, named after our beloved founder, is made possible by a generous grant from the Sun Family Foundation, a private charitable foundation launched 40 years ago, whose mission is to advance educational opportunities and the well-being of the underserved in Orange County.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work


Golden Rule Charity
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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President & CEO

Paula Robison

Global leader specializing in profitable sales growth, client retention, new products, payments, travel solutions and non-profit fundraising.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 07/21/2023
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Board co-chair

Paula Robison

Board co-chair

Pamela Waitt

OC Restaurant Association

Valerie Christopherson

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Rob Wilson


Kelly Lam

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Gabrielle Luzar

Moss Adams

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/17/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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