Every year, the Garland ISD Education Foundation (GEF) aims to raise funds that will support and enrich education for students districtwide. GEF’s commitment, giving partners and successful campaigns made for a record-breaking fall, resulting in more than $219,000 secured in the first semester alone.
“We are proud to be part of a team that truly outperformed itself,” said GEF President Lisa Cox. “Staff generously gave a total of $98,572 during our Employee Giving Campaign. Our facilities, maintenance and security colleagues even established a new campaign record, raising an incredible $20,118 for students and staff. In addition, our community partners helped collect an impressive $121,000 at our second annual Tinsel & Trivia event. It’s been an exciting and rewarding fundraising experience.”
This season’s totals surpass 2018–19 numbers by more than 30%. This fall also marked the first time GEF sponsored the National Math & Science Initiative. The nonprofit awarded more than $101,000 to high schoolers who earned a passing AP test score.
GEF is continuing its impact in 2020. The organization kicked off the second semester by surprising staff with $115,525 in grants and scholarships. And, it’s looking forward to investing additional funds in district-level instructional priorities.
To learn more about GEF, visit its website.