Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation

Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation


Thank you for the awesome trunk or treat event! What an awesome turnoutπŸ€—
Thank you for all YOU all do!!!
Join us for a tour of the facility, challenge a friend to a game of pool or another of our classic table games, chat with neighbors and community members, and find out how we are working to provide academic support, exciting events, friends, fun, and personal growth opportunities for our youth! Volunteers needed as we develop programs for our full schedule, coming in January! 254 Agler Road
Please share!! GLHS Lions Locker is in need of donations for the 2017-18 school year. Our pantry shelves are very empty after a busy summer of continuing to support our students. Please drop off items to the main office at the high school any time during school hours. THANK YOU Gahanna for your support & always amazing generosity!! Needed items: Kroger Gift Cards -- any amount Kroger Gas-Only Gift Cards -- any amount Kohl's Gift Cards -- any amount Backpacks (new) Sling bags (new) Canned fruit & veggies Cereal Breakfast bars Spaghetti sauce Spaghetti (dry pasta) Mac n cheese Frozen microwave meals Frozen family meals (lasagna, meats, etc) Boxed dry meal helpers (Hamburger Helper, etc) Canned soup Granola bars Individual-size snacks, crackers, cookies (things to easily add to a student's book bag for them to snack on during the day) Cleaning products (cleaning wipes, spray cleaners) Laundry pods Dryer sheets Liquid hand soap Liquid dish soap Packaged cookies (we like to include a "treat" along with food deliveries for families) Questions--please email us at [email protected] or message us here on Facebook

"Promote Excellence;" attend this year's Celebration of Excellence! For more information, or to volunteer, please visit our site:

In 2002, through the inspired vision of the School business Advisory Council and the generous support of the Gahanna Rotary and the Gahanna Area Fund, the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation (GJEF) was created to provide a special community focus on education.

How Do We Promote Excellence? Through a competitive grant procedure, GJEF has been able to enhance and enrich academic programs in many areas. To date, the Education Foundation has funded more than 700 grants for a total of over $980,000. Additional donor designated projects and scholarships have been awarded. How Do We Fund Our Projects? Over the past five years, GJEF has hosted our Celebration of Excellence which is an evening of fun and fundraising. Proceeds from the events now total over $1.56 million. The GJEF Board has committed two-thirds of the proceeds to the grants program and one-third to be invested to create an endowment. Where Do We Go From Here? As we look to the future, GJEF plans to continue funding competitive grants. We are also anxious to provide a means allowing individuals to make designated donations in support of specific academic programs or scholarships. We are committed to build upon the positive business partnership connection and continue to recruit enthusiastic volunteers in support of our mission of "Promoting Excellence".

Mission: Our purpose is to "Promote Excellence" by funding innovative projects beyond the traditional expenditures of the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education. We also provide support and resources for the district pupil service staff in addressing personal student needs through the Harvey Mast Care For Kids Program.

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Way to go!!!

And they’re off. Our GLHS STAFF πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™ our SENIORS and so do we! #theGJPSway #gjpsBetterTogether

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Gahanna has some amazing programs.....and the Visual Arts is definitely one of them! Congratulations to our young art students! GJEF is proud to support these programs by providing state-of-the art equipment.

πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…Congratulations to our GLHS art students who qualified for the 2020 Ohio Governor Youth Art Exhibition. βœ…βœ…βœ… out this article on the GJPS district website to see some of the award-winning entries! #theGJPSway #gjpsBetterTogether

Living Room Lincoln Live: April 22, 2020

And the students continue to work.....the GLHS tv students are now producing "Living Room Lincoln Live". We are proud to support this excellent program! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’› #theGJPSway #gjpsBetterTogether

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

GLHS TV .....still broadcasting! Check out the LIVING ROOM EDITION

Hey Lincoln Live, great LIVING ROOM EDITION yesterday! πŸ“ΊπŸŽ₯πŸ“Ί We love to see our students nailing it...even from their living rooms! #theGJPSway #gjpsBetterTogether

Thank you to our Board of Directors for joining us this morning at 7:30 am for our Education Foundation Board meeting!
#WeGotThis #SocialDistancing #GoogleSchoolDistrict #gjpsBetterTogether #theGJPSway

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Enjoy this Miss You Monday song from some of our awesome teachers!!

🎢We can't think of a better way to start off MISS YOU MONDAY than with a video message from Miss Cardaman and Mrs. DeCenzo to their students at Chapelfield Elementary. 🎢ENJOY! #gjpsBetterTogether #theGJPSway

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

πŸ“£πŸ“£πŸ“£ Attention Gahanna-Jefferson we return to distance learning on Monday, March 30 from a very "unique" spring break, let's all come together for a district-wide GJPS VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK! Show us your GJPS SPIRIT each day and share it on social media with the tag #gjpsBetterTogether ! #theGJPSway

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

πŸ₯ͺ🍌🍎 GRAB AND GO LUNCHES at five GJPS schools for our PreK-12 GJPS students in need! Please complete this Free Lunch Request Form so our amazing child nutrition services can plan accordingly. #theGJPSway

Please consider helping GRIN support the Gahanna community!

#communitylove #needtofeed Please Join GRIN and Neighborhood Bridges Gahanna every Tuesday at the Gahanna Lincoln High School Lions parking lot for non-perishable food collections to help the community with the upcoming school closing for three weeks and the COVID-19 "Ohio State of Emergency".

The following food items are requested for each Tuesday, 3-7 pm:
March 17 - Protein - canned meats/fish, peanut butter
March 24 - Cereal and Oatmeal
March 31 - Pasta and Pasta Sauce

Please share this information with your family and friends.

Come join the celebration at the Gahanna Gala THIS SATURDAY, FEB 29 ~ Preview the terrific LIVE AUCTION ITEMS and start your shopping list!

Tickets available at
#GahannaGala #LiveAuction #OnlyAtTheGala #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff

Wow! What a unique opportunity - a VIP experience at America's Funniest Home Videos and 4 nights at a gorgeous Malibu apartment! For more info, check out the listing on Airbnb (
Available only at the Gahanna Gala Live Auction!
#GahannaGala #LiveAuction #GrantsOfExcellence

WHY attend the Gahanna Gala NEXT WEEK Feb support the Innovative and Impactful programs that Gahanna teachers create to make learning fun and relevant for our students!
#HelpingWithTheCoolStuff #GrantsOfExcellence #GahannaGala #GJEF

So many silent auction items to choose from.....but you need to be there to bid. Come join the fun at the Gahanna Gala and support our students!

Click the link below to browse our auction items and the list keeps growing!
#GahannaGala #GrantsOfExcellence #Grateful #Community

Welcome to our newest Gahanna Gala Gold Sponsor, Walter Haverfield! We are grateful for your support of Gahanna's students! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™
#GahannaGala #GrantsOfExcellence

Gahanna Gala Live Auction Sneak Peek!! Destination Fort Myers! Beautiful condo in the trendy area of Times Square at "Harbor House at the Inn". Place your bid at The Gahanna Gala on February 29. Tickets available at
#gjef #GahannaGalal

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Monday is a big day for our Gahanna-Jefferson community. Tomorrow we will break ground on our first new school since Blacklick Elementary was built in 1994. Come celebrate with us! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ #theGJPSway

Welcome to a new Gahanna Gala Silver Sponsor, AEP Ohio! We are grateful for your support of Gahanna's students! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™
#GahannaGala #GrantsOfExcellence

A very special THANK YOU to Gahanna Gala PLATINUM Sponsor, Heartland Bank continues to be one of our most GENEROUS sponsors and we could not πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™ them more than we already do!
#GahannaGala #Grateful

What do these pics have in common??...The Gahanna Gala! If you purchase enough bling tomorrow, we may be able to purchase more tools for these GMSW students and other grants! Stop by at Kendra Scott tomorrow 4-7 pm!
#GahannaGala #GrantsOfExcellence #GJEF #BlingForOurFling #ShopWithAPurpose

Live Auction Sneak Peek:
🎼🎢Take me out to the ballgame...⚾🎢🎼

Enjoy your hometown team from the luxury of this SUITE FOR 12! This Columbus Clippers package includes a suite for 12 and 3 parking passes at Huntington Park. The date is subject to availability, with choices posted in the spring. Thank you, Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown for this fun donation!

Welcome back Toyota Direct as a returning Gahanna Gala Gold Sponsor. We πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™Toyota Direct and hope you do too! #gjef #GahannaGala.

Yes, tickets to the 2020 Gahanna Gala on February 29 are still available at .

GET YOUR BLING FOR OUR FLING! Looking for jewelry for the Gahanna Gala or a Valentine's gift....or just like shiny things? Come join us at the Kendra Scott store this Thursday, February 6 for some sips, snacks and shopping!

Kendra Scott

#GahannaGala #Bling

Time is running out to take advantage of our Gahanna Gala EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Buy your Gala tickets by 11:59 PM on January 31 (TODAY) and receive FREE PARKING. Come on...what are you waiting for? Tickets at
#GJEF #GahannaGala

Welcome back Lew Griffin Insurance as a 2020 Gahanna Gala Silver Sponsor! A HUGE thank you to Lew for all of his generous support over the years! We could not do what we do, without wonderful sponsors like Lew Griffin Insurance!
#Grateful #GJEF #GahannaGala #SilverSponsor

Lincoln Elementary PTO

Dear Lincoln Elementary Families,
The ground breaking for the new Lincoln Elementary will be Monday, Feb 10 from 4:30-5:00pm at Gahanna Middle School South. Please join us as we celebrate the start of construction on our new Lincoln Elementary on Helmbright Drive.

Gift from Gala Amazon Wishlist!

We love it when we receive an Amazon box in the office!
Thank you to those that have purchased items for the Gala from our Wishlist! If you are interested in donating an auction item and are looking for ideas, please go to:

Attention Bourbon Fans.....Buy your tickets to the Gahanna Gala for a chance to bid on a prized bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year!
#GahannaGala #Pappy #LiveAuction

REMINDER: The Gahanna Gala EARLY BIRD SPECIAL deadline is fast approaching. Get your Gala tickets at before JANUARY 31 to take advantage of this free parking deal!
#gjef #GahannaGala #KeysToTheFuture

THANK YOU to all of the guests that joined us for a very fun Happy Hour on Friday night and donated a gift card for the Gahanna Gala!

If you were not able to join us, you can drop off gift cards at Central Office 160 S Hamilton Rd.

TGIF! Come join us for Happy Hour tonight at Jefferson Country's a great way to get in the Gala Spirit!
#FeelGoodFriday #BringAGiftCard #GahannaGala #HappyHour #GJEF

Thank you to Interim HealthCare of Columbus, OH for helping with the cool stuff! We are so happy to have Interim return as one of our Gahanna Gala 2020 PLATINUM SPONSORS! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™
#GJEF #GahannaGala #GrantsOfExcellence

Is it the weekend yet?? Come join us THIS FRIDAY for Happy Hour to kick off your weekend at Jefferson Country Club!
#GJEF #HappyHour #JeffersonCC #BringAGiftCard

We ❀️ our Corporate sponsors! THANK YOU to Dynalab Inc for your continued support of Gahanna's students!
#GahannaGala #GJEF #GrantsOfExcellence #TheGJPSWay #WeAreLions

Get in the Gala Spirit! Come to Happy Hour at Jefferson Country Club on Friday, January 24! We are collecting $25 gift cards for our Gift Card Grab. A fun and easy way to end the week and support GJEF!
#HappyHour #GahannaGala #PickUpAGiftCard

Now is the time to purchase your Gahanna Gala tickets and take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (free parking at COSI) Please go to before JANUARY 31.

#gjef #GahannaGala #KeysToTheFuture #HelpingWithTheCoolStuff

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