Now that we’re all entering the light after almost a year and a half of living cooped up, it is a time of celebration. After all the amazing, compassionate support and encouragement we received, we at the GEF celebrate all our supporters and stakeholders! All we can say is WOW. We are humbled and so thankful for all who reached out to help us with the work we do. Without you, we could not do this important work.

This past school year has seen so many twists and turns for all of us that it felt dizzying at times. Despite that, the teachers and staff still managed to shepherd the students incredibly well. They really stepped up to the mark with creativity and thoughtfulness. We’re just so glad we could do our part to help them.

It was wonderful for all of us at the GEF to show the community that we add real value to the school district in caring for our children academically and emotionally by meeting the needs of the schools, from critical food assistance and technology to supporting the teachers with the tools to teach in new ways.

We can all agree that it certainly was a trying school year. Yet it was a productive one. So many changes were implemented to keep everyone safe while still making sure the students were getting the content they need. A number of those changes will be kept in the future. So, as the school district can take the lessons from this year and apply them to the future, the GEF can also take those lessons to find new ways we can be an even stronger partner to the schools.

While we will pause for this moment to celebrate our successes, we never forget that every single thing we do happens only because of our donors. We are so humbled by your generosity and commitment to our work. Most importantly, we thank you for recognizing that this work is about the children and providing the best education we possibly can for them.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Christina Griffith, President of the Board
Cyndy Brown, Executive Director
and all the GEF Board of Directors

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