• Who Are We 


    The Foundation

    Is registered as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors.  The Foundation 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 


    Four Goals of GAEF

    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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