The holidays are upon us, and so is the season of giving and showing appreciation to those special people your life.

Gloucester Education Foundation’s (GEF’s) Honor a Teacher program is a great way to say “Thank You” to those teachers and other people have had a positive impact on your child’s education over the past year.

When you make a gift through this program, GEF will prepare a special letter of appreciation to your child’s teacher with your personal message. Your gift will honor your child’s teacher and will help support innovative and exciting program that GEF funds in all of Gloucester’s schools. Over the past 10 years, GEF has raised more than $5 million for a wide range of programs in all of our schools that have impacted all of Gloucester’s students. Just take a look at the list here—you will be amazed!

Gifts in any amount are welcome and much appreciated. All gift amounts are always confidential and never disclosed to the honoree.  Go to Honor a Teacher to download a form or to make your donation through our secure website. It’s easy.

Thank you for honoring our teachers and supporting innovation in the Gloucester Public Schools!

Celebrating 10 years illustrationJoin us at the Beauport Hotel (55 Commercial Street, Gloucester) as we celebrate ten years of enhancing Gloucester’s schools.

Purchase your tickets here!

Special thanks to Rockport Mortgage Corporation, Platinum Sponsor of the Gloucester Education Foundation’s 10th Birthday Gala! We appreciate your generous support!


GEF also thanks our event Silver Sponsors:
Addison Gilbert Hospital
Beauport Financial Services
Bomco, Inc.
Cape Ann Marketplace
Roy Spittle Associates

And our Bronze Sponsors:
Cape Ann Insurance Agency
Cape Ann Savings Bank
Landry and Arcari
Sam Park Co.
Windover Construction

Please reserve your tickets by October 21. Click here to order your tickets online.

GEF 2016 Annual Report cover illustrationGEF’s 2016 Annual Report is now available. Along with details on the programs funded during the 2015-2016 school year, this edition explores what motivates GEF volunteers and donors as well as the Gloucester educators and students who benefit from GEF’s work.

Click here to read a copy online.  Hard copies are available at our schools or by contacting us at emailus@thinkthebest.org.

This event is currently sold out. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please sent us a message at emailus@thinkthebest.org.

If you wish to make a donation to the Drama Club at O’Maley Innovation Middle School in Gloucester, please follow this link to our donation page.

Thank you!

Gloucester Education Foundation and FOCUS Features invite you to a special screening of LOVING.

Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm
Cape Ann Cinema and Stage
21 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
for the benefit of the O’Maley Innovation Middle School Drama Club and auditorium


Between now and November 10th every $30 donation to GEF entitles you to 1 ticket to the special movie screening. Here’s how to get tickets:

  • To reserve your tickets, donate to GEF by credit, debit or with a PayPal account.
  • Click here to go to our donation page,  then follow the PayPal link.
  • Mention “LOVING tickets” in the comment/instructions.
  • You will receive a receipt from GEF as confirmation of your donation/ticket purchase.
  • Claim your tickets at Cape Ann Cinema and Stage just prior to the screening. 

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Thanks to our many generous supporters the Gloucester Education Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala is at capacity.  We look forward to seeing many friends November 4th at the Beauport Hotel.


We dislike turning any friends away! If you would like to be added to a wait list and notified should space become available please call the GEF office at 978 282 5550.

The Gloucester Public Schools Art Festival is here! Join us for a free day-long celebration of art, music, dance and theater. Amazing artwork by Gloucester’s pre-K-12 students will be on display and performances will take place all day. We’ll even have a group art project taking place in the Cape Ann Museum Courtyard. Don’t miss this fun, family event for all ages.
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Downtown Gloucester – Sawyer Free Library, City Hall, Cape Ann Museum, The Hive, Pleasant Street Tea Co. & Toodeloos!

Schedule of Events
10:30 AM: Opening Remarks – City Hall / High School Drama Workshop – Sawyer Free Library
10:45 AM: Dancing Through the Decades workshop with Sarah Swift – City Hall
11 AM-1 PM: Collage Art Project – Cape Ann Museum Courtyard (inside the Museum if raining)
11:15 AM: Mad Hot Ball Demonstration – City Hall / High School Culinary Reception – Sawyer Free Library
11:45 AM: Elementary Schools Recorder Concert – City Hall / 3D Printing Demonstration – The Hive
12:15 PM: Ukelele Demonstration by East Gloucester Elementary School – City Hall
12:45 – 1:45 PM: Pottery Wheel Demonstration – Cape Ann Art Haven / Gloucester High School Chorus – Sawyer Free Library Amphitheater
1:30 PM: Poetry Reading by Middle and High School Students – City Hall
2:00 PM: Into the Woods Prologue by High School Drama Students – City Hall
2:15 PM: O’Maley Middle School Band – City Hall
2:45 PM: GHS Docksiders Jazz Band – City Hall
3:15 PM: GHS Docksiders with O’Maley Middle School Band – City Hall
3:30 PM: Closing Remarks – City HallAll Day Visual Art Displays
Elementary Schools – Cape Ann Museum
West Parish Elementary – Toodeloos!
Middle School – City Hall & Pleasant Street Tea Co.
High School – Sawyer Free Library
High School Woodworking – City Hall