About Us


To secure funding to support innovative learning opportunities for Goochland County Public School students.


Providing or expanding on innovative, visionary educational experiences designed to enrich and maximize the learning potential of Goochland County Public School students.


The GEF was formed in 2008 as an avenue for community members to donate their time and funds on behalf of the Goochland County Public Schools. In 2016, the GEF’s board of directors went through a strategic planning process, recognizing that the schools are limited by resources and regulated curriculum to provide much needed programming. As a result, the board revised the mission to secure funding to support innovative learning opportunities for Goochland County Public School students. In May, 2017, the board of directors hired an executive director to grow the organization through new programming, raised awareness, and increased revenues. Since that time, we have been able to implement a number of new programs to meet the needs of children in Goochland County to prepare them for an ever-changing and unknown global marketplace and community life.

The Goochland Education Foundation (GEF) exists today because of the vision and hard work of our founders. The GEF was formed in 2008, and today supports STEM and 21st Century skills as well as always working towards equity in education.

GEF Founders:
Elizabeth Nelson-Lyda, President Emeritus
William Quarles
Tamra Adams

2022 Financial Report

The financials reflect revenues and expenses during the period of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

We entered the year with high hopes of resuming business as usual. We were able to bring back some of our regular programs while making modifications to other programs.

We were very happy to be able to hold our annual fundraiser in March after a two-year hiatus. It was truly a celebratory event!

We continue to be grateful for the support of our donors. Through their generosity and careful management of our operating expenses, the Goochland Education Foundation was able to end the year in a strong position. We are committed to remain positioned to meet the immediate needs of our students as we enter a new fiscal year while also considering the organization’s long-term viability.

includes restricted revenues/expenses

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