Almost $39,000 committed to 20 programs
The Garrison Children’s Education Fund (GCEF) raised nearly $48,000 during 2014–15 fundraising efforts, which included the October Golf Marathon Fundraiser, Fall Appeal and 16th Annual Spring Thaw.
Money raised supports academic, artistic and athletic curriculum-enhancing activities. During the past school year, GCEF committed nearly $39,000 to support 20 programs. GCEF helped bring the following new programs to the Garrison Union Free School this year: K-2 Outdoor Discovery Lab; Artist in Residence; PTA After School Enrichment; Liberty Science Center; and Library Connection to Literacy.
In addition to these new programs, GCEF also funded returning programs such as Hudson Valley Seed’s educational school gardens, a multidisciplinary art program with the Garrison Art Center, a workshop with the touring production of Macbeth from Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company, a Revolutionary War/Colonial Day living history re-enactment, School Forest Day, the all-year jazz and percussion ensembles, the Chef in the Classroom cooking program, a Clearwater Sloop sail, and visits to the Philadelphia Constitution Convention Center, the Challenger Space Center and Constitution Marsh.
GCEF welcomes grant proposals from any member of the GUFS community including teachers, administrators and parents. GCEF accepts grant submissions during fall and spring review periods. The deadline to be considered for the fall cycle is May 1 and the deadline for the spring cycle is Nov. 1. For more information, visit gcef.net.
Photo courtesy of GCEF