The Goochland Educational Foundation resolves to secure private and public funding to support, enrich, and maximize learning and fine arts opportunities with a focus on rigor, relevance, and respect.
Who We Are
Goochland Education Foundation is the embodiment of a vision held by a group of local community leaders who appreciated the school district’s excellent reputation and wished to enhance the district’s curriculum and extracurricular activities with privately funded enrichment programs. The foundation works closely with the school district, faculty, and students, but is an independent, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Funding Focus Areas The Goochland Educational Foundation supports programs that enrich and maximize learning in Goochland County Public Schools. These programs include but are not limited to providing arts and cultural experiences; innovative technology curriculum; and opportunities to close the education gap that exists for the disadvantaged.
They had their first meeting in April 2009. They have 10 board members, including Goochland School Superintendent Linda Underwood, in an ex-officio (non-voting) role.
Asked if GEF was a response to the economic downturn and the squeeze on revenue for county schools, Nelson-Lyda said no. “This is something near and dear to me,” she said. “This is about a way to provide educational opportunities.”
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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