Gordon Hartman began his career at age 15 when he started his own landscaping business. By age 19, he had begun his homebuilding business and by age 23, he had started a land development company! Gordon founded Gordon Hartman Homes in 1983 and began to build homes for low to moderate income families. Over the next 22 years, he grew his company into the largest locally owned homebuilding and land development enterprise in San Antonio.
In 2005, Gordon sold his companies and established The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. Gordan and his wife, Maggie, have donated $15 millon to date to pursue their dream of helping children and adults with special needs. Their devotion to this cause is inspired by their daughter, Morgan, who was born with cognitive and physical special needs.
In 2007, Gordon recognized the tremendous need for accessible outdoor recreational facilites for individuals with special needs. From that recognition came Morgan's Wonderland, the world's first ultra-accessible family fun park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built to be enjoyed by everyone. Since opening in April 2010, this unique park has already welcomed more than 300,000 guests from all 50 states and some 40 countries.
Also in 2010, Gordon opened the STAR (South Texas Area Regional) Soccer Complex adjacent to Morgan's Wonderland. He also secured a franchise in the North American Soccer League. The San Antonio Scorpions FC had an outstanding inaugural year in 2012 averaging almost 10,000 fans per game. All net profits from both the STAR Soccer Complex and the Scorpions go to Morgan's Wonderland to help defray operating expenses as well as to expand programs and services for the special-needs community.
Presentation begins promptly at 10:15am and concludes at 11:30am.
This event is open to members only.