For Gloucester Education Foundation’s Annual Report 2016 we asked donors, volunteers, educators and students what motivates them. Their answers give a fuller picture of the foundation’s work, its goals and its successes.
The Greek philosopher Socrates once noted that “wisdom begins in wonder,” and our 2015 Annual Report focuses on that concept–how GEF’s programs help stimulate students’ curiosity and help them find answers.
GEF has refined its mission statement to better steer its efforts. The new statement, “The Gloucester Education Foundation drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School,” guides GEF in filling the schools’ backpack with educational tools, equipment and experiences.
2013 Annual Report
This year, which happens to be the 60th anniversary of Gloucester’s A. Piatt Andrew Bridge, our annual report celebrates the many bridges that GEF builds in its work.
2012 Annual Report
The stunning artwork that graces the cover of this report is a detail from a mural created by Veterans’ School students participating in the GEF-funded Summer Literacy Program.
2011 Annual Report
The iconic boulders of Gloucester’s Dogtown were the inspiration for this report. We feature them throughout as we detail our giving across all seven Gloucester schools.
2010 Annual Report
It’s the people in the Gloucester Public School District that make it great. This report is graced with many of their smiling faces – administrators, classroom teachers, specialists.
2009 Annual Report
In 2009, just 3 years after the idea of a non-profit foundation to support the Gloucester Public School District was first raised, we were proud to report the tremendous strides already being made with the help of our donors.