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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 

    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

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    It's Time To

    Fall into Philanthropy!

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    The Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) 2021 Giving Spree is under way! $2 - $5 - $10 - $20 - $50 - $100 or any size gift will make a difference to GAEF and the 93 other Adams County nonprofit organizations participating in this year's Giving Spree. Please click on the pictures above to download the Guide for Donors and the the donor form with the info for GAEF already entered.  If using the GAEF form YOU MUST RETURN BOTH THE DONATION FORM AND PARTICIPANT LIST PAGES to ACCF.  For more information visit ACCFGivingSpree.org.

    Be sure to designate how you would like your gift to be used:

    • Choosing a TODAY gift means 100% of your gift willl go directly to GAEF and be available for immediate use.  If you would like to designate your gift to a specific purpose, please contact GAEF (717-334-6254 x1255 or gaef@gasd-pa.org) to confirm your designation is possible BEFORE submitting your Giving Spree donor form.
    • Choosing a FOREVER gift means your gift will be assigned to GAEF's Warrior Education Endowment Fund.  The Warrior Education Endowment Fund is part of the ACCF investment pool.  It has a balance of $33,280.75 (June 30, 2021).  The latest annual gift GAEF received from the endowment fund was $500.00.  As the Warrior Education Endowment Fund grows, so does the annual gift.

    2021 GS Donor Form GAEF Info

    Submit your completed Giving Spree donor form via regular mail to ACCF. The form MUST be received by ACCF on or before November 5th.  You can make gifts to over 90 Giving Spree participants including GAEF. Your gift can be a check or you can include your credit card info. For other types of gifting options please contact ACCF at 717-337-0060.

    If you prefer to make your gift online, you can do that for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 AM on November 5th at ACCFGivingSpree.org.

    If you prefer to make you gifts in person, you can drop-off your completed donor form at the Gettysburg Times parking lot (1570 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA) on November 5th between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. You' will receivet contact-free curbside service and a personal thank you.

    If you have any questions about making a Giving Spree gift to GAEF you can send them via EMail to gaef@gasd-pa.org or call 717-334-6254 x1255.


    THANK YOU Ralph Serpe, Beverly Grazulewicz and Lisa Donohoe for your hard work, determination and vision in making the annual Giving Spree a huge success.


    THANK YOU to all current and past members of the Adams County Community Foundation Board of Directors for your support of Adams County's nonprofit organizations.


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  • 2020 Teacher Gratitude



     GAEF Awards Gettysburg Area School District Funds

    to Expland the Genius Hour Program

         Three 5th grade teachers (one from each building) from Gettysburg Area School District are expanding Genius Hour offerings in their buildings. The Instructional Coaching staff, along with some other support teachers will assist with the implementation of a grant received in the amount of $12,500 from the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust on behalf of The Gettysburg Area Education Foundation (GAEF).

         Genius Hour, a project created by Google to encourage employee involvement, is a 21st Century Learning practice that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom for a portion of their school week. The project encourages research and integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning opportunities with freedom for the student to choose any school appropriate topic. The program can be completed with or without funding; however, the grant will allow students to choose topics that wouldn't have been possible without certain equipment and resources. After research, development and creation, students will present their final projects to the school and community.

    Genius Hour Grant Presentation

    Pictured left to right back row: Jamie La Vergne; teacher, Lisa Gormley; Instructional Coach, Kati Heefner; Instructional Coach, Mindy Bortner; teacher, Jessica Spinks; teacher and Forrest Haffey; teacher. Left to right front row: Therese Prevoznik, Gettysburg Area Education Foundation and Ann Baun, Instructional Technology Director


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    Making purchase on Amazon?  Here's a simple way to support GAEF while you are shopping!

    Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organization is selected by you! Which items are eligible for the 0.5% donation? Any item sold on the AmazonSmile Site which is marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the relevant item detail page.
    Help us spread the word and begin using this link today: GAEF Amazon Smile

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