Gilbert Education Foundation (GEF) is passionate about world-class education and the future of the East Valley communities in which we live, work and raise our families.
We invite you to join us in this endeavor!
The Gilbert Education Foundation (GEF) has announced it's 2013 scholarship winners. In addition to senior scholarships, new this year is educator scholarships which were awarded to Gilbert Public School employees.
Our Mission -
To create opportunities to invest in Gilbert Public Schools’ vision for World-Class education.
Our Vision -
Enhance our community legacy through world class education.
Founded in 2001, the Gilbert Education Foundation has provided financial support to students, staff and programs in Gilbert Public Schools. In the past, hundreds of students have benefited from innovative programs funded by teacher grants. The foundation has helped many graduating seniors through the Senior Scholarship Program. In addition, the foundation distributes financial aid to GPS employees and students in need through United Way giving. Any persons whose company participates in United Way giving can designate the Gilbert Education Foundation (code 1686). GEF is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Who we benefit -
Gilbert Public Schools (GPS) is the largest employer in the Town of Gilbert. It employs more than 5,000 people and has over 38,000 students. The Gilbert Education Foundation not only benefits Gilbert Public Schools, but our impact stretches deep into the community to all who live and work in Gilbert.
GPS Students - Supporting technology in the classroom and STEM education projects and curriculum
GPS Graduates - Providing senior scholarships that enable students to attend college
GPS Educators - Furthering their professional growth with employee scholarships
GPS Community - Varsity Letter in volunteerism and community service
GPS Families in Need - Distributing financial assistance through Valley of the Sun United Way (Payroll deduction code 1686)
Our Future –
The foundation is passionate about world-class education within Gilbert Public Schools and the future of the East Valley communities where we live, work and raise our families. GEF invites you to join us in furthering our mission by making a donation using the attached pledge card, going to our web site or by contacting us directly. GEF can accept all forms of contributions.
Personal Donation ~ Business ~ Endowments ~ Memorial Scholarships ~ Legacy Gifts
GEF can be creative and flexible because of our partnership with AZ Community Foundation. We are able to accept gifts of cash, stocks, annuitites, personal property, business assets and real estate. Gifts can be immediate, pledged over time or made through long-term estate planning. AZ Communities also offer life-income vehicles that allow you to make a charitable contribution and receive an immediate tax benefit, receive payments of a set period of time.