Don Gallegos has spent most of his career in the supermarket industry, rising from a buyer to become president of King Soopers Supermarket, a chain of 70 stores with 15,000 employees, which is a division of The Kroger Co.
Don’s view is that the most important goal of a business is to win customers. His common sense methods for creating satisfied customers and employees can be used in every business.
Since 1997, Don has been spreading the word about improving customer service to audiences of business people around the country.
Don & Cheri’s Charitable Work:
Father Woody’s Haven of Hope, for which Don and his wife Cheri’s contributions helped build a new shelter for the homeless.
Romero House of Regis University, where students live and mentor inner-city children.
Jeffco Action Center, whose services include a 20-bed homeless shelter, a food bank, clothing bank, medical assistance, tenant/landlord counseling and personal care items. Cheri Gallegos volunteers as an Emergency Services counselor at this facility.
The Denver Rescue Mission, which has emergency care, meals, overnight shelter, free medical care, food box and clothing distribution for the needy.
Champa House, operated by the Denver Rescue Mission, which is a home for single mothers with children.
Harvest Farm in Wellington, CO, operated by the Denver Rescue Mission, which is a place for men determined to break cycles of addiction and poverty.
House of Hope in Englewood, CO, operated by Family Tree. This facility helps single mothers with children find a place to live.
Volunteers Of America, remodeling a motel to be used as an interim shelter for the homeless.
Established an endowment at University of Notre Dame to support its Center for Social Concerns, which provides assistance to homeless people.
Escuela De Guadalupe, a dual-language school for inner city school children in Denver, grades kindergarten through 5.
Arrupe Jesuit High School, serving students grades 9 through 12, through participation in the school’s Corporate Work Study Program.
Regis Jesuit High School scholarship fund.
Regis University scholarship fund.
St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church to support its remodeling projects.