GEF surprises staff with thousands in grants and scholarships

The Garland ISD Education Foundation (GEF) kicked off the season of giving by delivering some green. GEF awarded more than $47,000 in grants and scholarships to staff during a three-day gifting tour.

Accompanied by a camera crew, the Foundation surprised teachers, paraprofessionals and administrative staff in front of students and colleagues Nov. 14-16. After receiving big checks and commemorative doorframe decorations, recipients explained how they would use the gifted funds. Everything from ukuleles to weather stations to leadership programs will become a reality in GISD thanks to the charitable organization.

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