Set your coordinates to the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation’s (GEF) annual Seaside Spring Soiree Thursday, March 8, 2018! This year’s event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the 1880 Garten Verein in Galveston and will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations, live entertainment, and more. The event will raise funds to support GEF and the Grants to Teachers and Schools program where financial assistance is provided to purchase learning materials and implement innovative programming in Galveston Independent School District (GISD) classrooms.
One of Galveston’s favorite local bands, The Line Up, will set the tone for dancing and fun. A silent auction will present a robust shopping experience with something for every budget from lavish vacations, professional/college sports tickets, and assorted merchandise. The event will also highlight projects most recently funded by GEF and the educators implementing the projects.
GEF was formed in 2002 by business and community leaders to promote quality education by establishing, supporting, and enhancing programs not otherwise funded by GISD. The 11 founding board members sought to augment – not replace – existing school revenues. GEF’s leadership has remained true to the forefathers’ intent and over its 15-year history. In 2017 GEF reached the following milestones:
- Created 87,408 exceptional educational experiences for GISD
- Funded 375 student outcome focused projects
- Engaged 1,934 donors
- Directed more than $3 million in private support to GISD
You can support GEF’s work to ensure GISD students receive the best possible education from pre-kindergarten through high school graduation by attending the event or donating. Individual tickets are available for a $100 contribution. Additionally, donors giving $500 or more will receive published recognition as a sponsor, and GEF commemorates contributions of $2,500 or more by giving a grant in the donor’s honor. Donations are welcomed online or by calling (409) 766-5157. Checks payable to Galveston ISD Educational Foundation may also be mailed to PO Box 660, Galveston, TX 77553.