Genesee County Educational Foundation
The Genesee County Educational Foundation (GCEF) is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 by the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The foundation’s mission is critical to the success of students in Genesee County and supports GISD initiatives to:
- Conduct and promote programs
- Leverage resources that support hands-on and site based learning experiences, before and after school programs, early childhood initiatives, and scholarship programs for higher education students and teacher candidates.
- Develop a public relations program to promote these initiatives.
- Solicit funds from external sources to support the purpose of the Foundation.
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Dr. Amy Fugate (right).
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Lori Vedder (left).
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Laurie Bone (left).
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Pam Emmendorfer (left).
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Autumn Bagley (right).
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Dr. Donna Fry (left).
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Cheryl Sclater (right).
The GCEF honors Everyday Heroes, the Knights of Columbus.
The GCEF honors Everyday Hero, Phil Shaltz (left).
Funds generated by the foundation are used in:
- Operating, maintaining, and expanding the 268-acre Ligon Outdoor Center located in northeastern Genesee County
- Providing an array of developmental services through the SKIP to a Great Start program for children prenatal through kindergarten age and Before and After School Programs for school-aged students.
- Supporting scholarships for:
Donations to the GCEF are eligible for the federal income tax deduction and may be designated to one or more of the subfunds including Blueberry Ambassador Program and Ligon Outdoor Center Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.