Our Team

Meet Our Team

Gordon Hartman

Founder

After a very successful 22 year career in homebuilding, Gordon decided to direct his focus toward helping those with special needs. His daughter, Morgan, who deals with both physical and cognitive challenges, inspired him and his wife, Maggie, to establish The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. Since 2005, The Foundation has given the Greater San Antonio special-needs community significant financial support as well as valuable business counsel.

In 2017, Morgan’s Wonderland was proclaimed “Park of the Year” during the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards presented by Amusement Today, a publication that covers the international theme and amusement parks scene, and Morgan’s Inspiration Island won the Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association.

Because of his generosity and vision, Gordon has earned extensive recognition on the local, regional and national level such as an honorary Doctorate of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. This recognition also includes membership in the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame, Texas Business Hall of Fame and San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame.

Gordon’s motto is: “Together, we ARE making a difference!”

Maggie Hartman

Co-Founder

Maggie, co-founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, has worked tirelessly alongside her husband in trying to make life better for individuals with special needs. Their daughter with special needs – Morgan – is the inspiration for their ongoing vision and leadership.

A lifelong San Antonian, Maggie was working in the mortgage business when she met Gordon. They married in 1991, and Morgan was born in 1993. Maggie became a stay-at-home mom to focus on Morgan’s care and well-being. In 2013, Maggie successfully beat a breast cancer diagnosis. As a result of that experience, she has become a staunch advocate for early detection. She is an ardent supporter of WINGS (Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving Sharing), a breast-cancer treatment organization and ThriveWell Cancer Foundation.

Maggie is heavily involved in volunteer activities at The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a school for students with special needs situated next to the completely wheelchair-accessible, non-profit theme park.

Becky Thomas

Assistant to Gordon Hartman - Foundation Administrator

Becky has been Gordon’s assistant since 2000 when he was in the home building business. In 2005, after the sale of his businesses, she transitioned with Gordon when he established The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. She is responsible for managing all daily office operations and scheduling and oversees the Foundation’s annual grant cycle.

Becky also chairs the Annual Free to Soar Gala which benefits Morgan’s Wonderland and The Academy & The Bridge at Morgan’s Wonderland which is the single largest fundraiser for these two wonderful organizations.

Becky grew up in McAllen, Texas and earned a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is an avid gardener and Monarch butterfly advocate. She is married to Thomas Thomas (aka “T2”) who volunteers at Morgan’s Wonderland playing his alter ego, Sgt. Segway, raising awareness for veterans. They have a son, Stephen, who resides in Columbus, OH and daughter, Becca, who lives in New Braunfels, TX.

Jaime Johnson

Program Manager

Jaime joined The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation in October of 2008. She is responsible for implementing and managing all programs and special projects for the Foundation including hosting annual dances and events for individuals with special needs and their immediate families. She also updates the Foundation’s Online Resource Directory and assists parents, caregivers & individuals with special needs in finding the appropriate resources for their specific situations.

Jaime is an active board member of the City of San Antonio’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #15, and has served on this board since 2010. In her free time she enjoys volunteering and supporting several different special needs focused non-profit organizations and other charitable organizations throughout the San Antonio and Austin areas; as well as spending time with her beloved miniature dachshund/terrier mix named Jazzy.