Our district’s teachers, parents and students have faced many challenges during this pandemic. After nearly six months out of the classroom, everyone has had to navigate a completely new way of teaching and learning. More than ever, we need additional resources to enhance our student’s educational experience and prepare them for the future.

In addition to these challenges, GISD is projected to pay over $21 million in recapture funds to the State of Texas this year under the Robin Hood plan, which redistributes our community’s wealth to other districts. Fortunately, contributions made to GEF cannot be recaptured by the state. This school year, GEF plans to invest more than $250,000 through programs and initiatives designed to respond to the needs of GISD.

Our theme at GEF this year is Rising with the Tide, as we are rising to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. While we’ve made the difficult decision to forgo the in-person aspect of our 2021 Spring Soiree, the good news is: you can still shop our wonderful auction online. The auction goes live on April 1, 2021 and bidding will close on April 8, 2021!

If you haven’t made your gift yet, you can do so by click here! Gifts of $500 or more will be recognized in printed and electronic event promotions.

By supporting GEF, you are making a difference in the quality of education in Galveston. Thank you for helping us “Anchor the Foundation for Every GISD Student!”