What is the GSD Education Foundation?
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“Raising Funds to Raise the Bar!”
Gooding School District Education Foundation, Inc. (GSDEFI) is a non-profit organization that operates independently of the Gooding School District to pursue and distribute funds from private sources for enhancing academics at Gooding School District schools. The Foundation helps to provide our community’s children with the tools necessary to learn more effectively and to broaden their educational - and ultimately their life - experiences.
GSDEFI endeavors to support and enrich the school system and its programs – not replacing current funding for the school district, but supplementing it through private donations. The Foundation offers support in five broad areas: scholastic enrichment, arts in education, technology, youth leadership development, and multicultural awareness. GSDEFI directly helps Gooding students by providing private funds for innovative and creative programs that the school district budget cannot cover, and indirectly boosts the quality of Gooding as a community.
“Pursuing excellence in education through the development and distribution of private resources to benefit and further enrich students of the Gooding School District.”
Goal: To partner with the community in establishing a resource of financial support and professional involvement to amplify the eventual successes of Gooding’s students.
Purpose: To enrich the education experience for students in the Gooding School District by engaging the community in participation and support.
Focus: The focus of the foundation for the 2009 – 2010 school year is on obtaining and directing funds toward programs promoting responsible citizenship in Gooding’s students.