GODDARD EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEWS

Thank you to everyone who attended Boots and Bling at the Barn, the Goddard Education Fall Fundraiser.  The event raised over $47,000 and every gift was matched dollar-for-dollar through the Building Bright Futures Challenge Grant.  This challenge gift was established by a generous anonymous Goddard Alumnus.

Thank you to our table sponsors: Copp Media, Davis-Moore, Mike and Jacque Grant, Doug and Peggy Griswold, High Touch Technologies, Hutton Construction, Jerry and Michele Longabaugh, Kevin and Susan McWhorter, Reddi Industries, Mark and Paula Richards and SJCF Architecture.

Thank you to all our special event volunteers:  Jennifer Barber, Janine Eilert, Lisa Farris, Jacque Grant, Nicole Hawkins, Gail Jamison, Diana Meister, Susan Perkins, Kim Porter and Beth Schafers.

Thank you to our event volunteers:  Michelle Bell, Gretchen Bixler, Glenn and Jennifer Barber, Marti Campbell, Scott and Janine Eilert, Goddard High School Students, Herb and Nicole Hawkins, Don Howell (auctioneer), Fred, Gail and Taylor Jamison, Jerry and Michele Longabaugh, Scott and Crystal May, Diana Meister, Blanche Pearce, Gina Pearce and Kim Porter.

Alumni Info Update

GEF is forming a Goddard Alumni Association.  GEF looks forward to highlighting Goddard Alumni through the GEF website, newsletters and on social media. Connect with the Goddard Alumni Association by clicking here.

 

Goddard Distinguished Alumni and Friends of Public Education Award

The Goddard Education Foundation is proud to announce the newly formed Goddard Distinguished Alumni and Friends of Public Education Award to celebrate, honor, and recognize the service, success, and achievements of Goddard Public Schools alumni, staff, and friends who are making a difference.  Goddard alumni, staff and community member recipients of this award will be honored through a special recognition event during the Fall. We need your help nominating individuals and past student organizations that would be great candidates for this award.  Nominations are currently open through January 31, 2018. Click Here to Submit a Nomination

Nomination Categories

  • Distinguished Alumni (graduate or a Goddard Public School student at some point)
  • Distinguished Staff (current or former staff member)
  • Distinguished Service (community member that has made a significant contribution to Goddard Public Schools or Kansas Public Education)
  • All-Americans (Student group, organization, or team achieved success during their education in Goddard Public Schools)
  • Posthumous Award (The selection committee may choose to recognize former alumni, staff, or distinguished service person posthumously)

Nomination Process Individuals can nominate an individual or student organizations (All-Americans category) through this link or in writing by the end of the day Wednesday, January 31st.  If you need a paper nomination form, please call 316-794-4007. Selection Timeline After the nomination deadline of January 31st, each nomination will be reviewed by a committee.  Awardees will be selected and contacted by April, 2018.  Each awardee will then be invited to attend the first Goddard Distinguished Alumni and Friends Celebration Event that will take place in October, 2018.

The Goddard Education Foundation is proud to announce that we have received a Challenge Grant from a Goddard alumnus who will match every gift made to the Foundation….dollar for dollar…up to $100,000 for 2017!

The Building Bright Futures Grant will be used to support the Goddard Education Foundation and the programs it is primarily focused on: Early Childhood Education Development Center, Teacher Grants for Collaborative Learning Opportunities, Professional Development Grants, Renovation or Expansion of District Facilities and Instructionally Centered Technology.

Education is a gift that keeps on giving. You can continue the Goddard legacy and make a huge impact by partnering with us on this campaign!

Inspiring Minds – Expanding Possibilities

The mission of the Goddard Education Foundation (GEF) is to provide resources designed to enrich educational opportunities to the students of USD 265 through an independent nonprofit community based organization.