Gayl Westendorf grew up on a small farm in Iowa, earned an engineering degree from Iowa State University and obtained his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1975. Prior to his retirement in 2014, he practiced tax and business law as a partner in two large law firms in San Francisco, and for the last 15 years of his career primarily represented large nonprofit, tax-exempt health care systems, including Sutter Health, Dignity Health and UCSF Medical Center. He also provided tax and legal advice to other types of nonprofit organizations, including museums, schools and private foundations.
Gayl and his wife moved from Orinda to Rossmoor in 2019, and are active in other Rossmoor organizations, including the Rossmoor golf and tennis clubs and the Ashmolean Singers (Gayl’s a baritone). Gayl appreciates the opportunity to share his nonprofit organization expertise with the Rossmoor Fund and contribute to its mission of helping residents in need and improving the health and well being of Rossmoor residents.