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    Gettysburg Area Education Foundation
    "Supporting Quality Education"

    The mission of the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation is to
    enhance student educational, social and cultural experiences through community support 

  • Leadership
    Executive Director:                     Todd Orner

    2021 - 2022 Board Of Directors
    President:                    Todd Orner
    Vice President:            Vacant
    Secretary:                    Therese Provoznik
    Treasurer:                    Belinda Wallen  (GASD Business Manager)
    Members:                     Dr. Jason Perrin  (GASD Superintendent)
                                          Kathy Hewitt
                                          Joseph Sharrah  (GAHS Alumni Association Representative)
                                          Kenneth Hassinger (GASD School Board Representative)

    The Foundation
    GAEF is registered as an IRS 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors.  GAEF functions as an independent entity of the District with a joint goal of providing a great place to learn.

    Our Mission
    The mission of the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation is to enhance student educational, social, and cultural experiences through community support.  

    Vision Statement
    Gettysburg Area Education Foundation partners with the Gettysburg Area School District and the community to ensure quality educational experiences.

    GAEF Core Values
    The work of the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation is rooted in these beliefs:

    • Investment in today’s children is an investment in the future.
    • All students should have access to the resources they require to meet their potential.
    • Our community recognizes the value of educational experiences.
    • As a foundation, we have a unique opportunity to engage our community.
    • Our role is to support, not supplant, district services.
    • Our school district employees are committed to quality.
    • We have an obligation for responsible stewardship of the funds and resources entrusted to us.

    GAEF Goals

    • Goal 1:  Enhance student academic, cultural and social experiences.
    • Goal 2:  Support the health, safety and wellbeing of students.
    • Goal 3:  Support access to out-of-school educational opportunities
    • Goal 4:  Maintain GAEF as a strong and viable organization

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