April 5, 2012
The Granbury ISD Education Foundation received a $10,000 donation from H-E-B during the foundation’s board meeting on March 29, 2012.
The contribution was part of the grocery store’s grand opening in October 2011. The store allowed customers to vote for three local charitable organizations, with each eligible to receive up to the $10,000 maximum.
The GEF’s mission is creating opportunities to invest, encourage, and support educational excellence in GISD. The foundation is designed to be a community effort bringing donations from businesses, civic groups, and individuals to fund innovative teaching grants, student scholarships, and academic achievement for GISD students. GEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization created for the benefit of the school district’s students and staff members and will provide funding not allocated by tax dollars.
For its inaugural grant cycle this spring, GEF plans to award $20,000 for innovative teaching projects in May to be used in the 2012-13 school year. Foundation board members are still attempting to raise an additional $9,000 to fund all approved applications. Donation forms and additional information about the foundation are available on the school district website at www.granburyisd.org/foundation.
Members of the board of directors are: Kathryne Bosco, Patti Caraway, Donna Dickinson, Carey Gentry, Lisa Gossard, Joey Grisham, Dixie Lee Hedgecock, James Hodges, Jan Caldwell Hulett, Mark Jackson, Bob Lowrey, Ron Mayfield, Stacy Mitchell, David Orcutt, Lee Overstreet, Mike Scott, Jerry Tidwell, Jan Van Dorn, and Barbara Wallace.
Pictured above, H-E-B community coordinator Kathryne Bosco (front right) presents the check to GEF president Barbara Townsend (front left). In back is (left to right) GISD superintendent Ron Mayfield along with GEF vice presidents Patti Caraway, Carey Gentry, and Bob Lowrey.
Links to Related Information: