What is The Grace Fund?
The Grace Fund is the foundation of fundraising efforts at GEDS. Because tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of a GEDS education, your generous donation ensures that we maintain the "margin of excellence" that makes GEDS so unique.
How is the money used?
Your gift will help with faculty support and professional development, academic enhancements, upgrading technology, campus improvements, and the ability to provide financial assistance to those in need. Last year, The Grace Fund provided hands-on math manipulatives for our classrooms, improved science equipment, and allowed us to purchase a Student Response System, which enables students to utilize technology in class discussions and lectures. Fresh carpet was installed in our Kindergarten and 3 year old classrooms, and we provided numerous professional development opportunities for our staff.
$80,000 with participation from parents, grandparents, faculty & staff, trustees, alumni, friends of GEDS and the Grace Episcopal Church vestry.
Why is 100% participation so important?
Each year, 100% of our Board of Trustees, faculty and staff and Grace Episcopal Church vestry, make a gift to the Grace Fund because of their strong belief in the mission of GEDS and their commitment to the school. In addition to enriching the curriculum, programming and facilities, strong participation increases our position to procure grant funding.
There are a variety of ways to give:
-Cash, check, or credit card
-Pledge (payment due by May 31, 2013)
-Corporate matching gift program
-Online donations are accepted - use the Donate button above
EVERY GIFT COUNTS
….whatever the amount, every single gift counts and has a lasting impact on the school. For these opportunities to thrive, it takes the entire GEDS family to make this possible through gifts of financial support.
We continue to stand firm in our mission of providing a program of academic excellence that inspires learning, builds confidence, and promotes a desire to succeed in a community grounded in the Christian faith. Partner with us and be one of the many families that believe in the endless possibilities! Your generosity is appreciated!
Founders…… $10,000 and above
Visionaries…. $5000 - $9999
Dreamers…… $2500 - $4999
Innovators….. $1000 - $2499
Builders…….. $500 - $999
Champions…..$250 - $499
Believers…….$1 - $249
Grace Annual Fund Leadership:
2012-2013 Parent Chairs: Roger Dockery and DeAnn Collins Dockery
2012-2013 Grandparent Chairs: Bob and Sandy Lester
2012-2013 Faculty/Staff Chair: Nancy Hobson
Invest in your child. Invest in the possibilities.
"With God, all things are possible." Matthew 19:26