Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation

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

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.

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GLHS LION'S ROAR wins state awards | GLHS LION'S ROAR wins state awards | Gahanna Schools News Article Details

gahannaschools.org The Lion’s Roar won 2nd Place in the state for overall high school newsmagazine while the online website received Honorable Mention.

15 SEATS left!! Buy your ticket now for this special screening of Apollo 11.....created by GLHS Alumni Todd Miller & Matt Morton! Buy tickets at: www.gjef.org
#WeAreGahanna #GLHS #GahannaLions

Seating is Limited - Buy your tickets now for the Special Screening of Apollo 11 on May 20!

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR GAHANNA - Hear from the moviemakers that created Apollo 11! GLHS alumni Todd Miller and Matt Morton will conduct a Q&A session after a special screening of their new documentary. Buy tickets at: www.gjef.org
#GJPS #WeAreGahanna #theGJPSway

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Proud to support the arts in Gahanna Schools!
#GalaDollarsAtWork #WeAreLions #GJEF

We are looking back to the Gahanna Middle School Students' EXPERIENCE THE ARTS Show held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library - Gahanna Branch last month. Many thanks to our awesome GJPS art teachers, our very talented students and Gahanna Jefferson Education Foundation for providing funding for this event. #WeAreLions #theGJPSway

Great to see the music classes using the audio visual equipment funded by a GJEF Grant of Excellence!
#GalaDollarsAtWork #WeAreLions #GahannaGala #GJEF

πŸ₯πŸŽ·πŸŽΊ We love when our students benefit from "non-traditional" instruction! The GLHS SILVER BAND recently participated in a SKYPE session with composer John Carnahan about his work "...and the antelope play", a piece the Silver Band is working hard to master. What an impactful experience for our kids! #WeAreLions #theGJSPway Gahanna Bands

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MIKE FAIST, ANA ISABELLE CAST AS RIFF AND ROSALIA IN SPIELBERG’S 'WEST SIDE STORY' | Amblin Press

Congratulations to Mike Faist, Gahanna alum! Can’t wait to see it!
#WeAreLions

amblin.com April 16, 2019 via Amblin Partners Share on Social: FILM ALSO ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR THE SHARKS & THE JETS, WITH OVER 50 NEW CAST MEMBERS IN FEATURE DEBUTS Los Angeles, Calif. (April 16, 2019) – Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story rounded out its casting today, with more than 50 actors, singers an...

Stop in and check the wonderful artwork created by Gahanna students!

The GLHS Visual Art Department has put the final touches on their masterpieces, and they can't wait to share them with you. Prepare to be amazed! #WeAreLions #theGJPSway

Congratulations to our marketing guru Judy Wachter Hengstebeck on a well deserved award! We say it all the time.....you make us look good!
#WeAreLions #TheGJPSWay

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Thank you Ohio School Public Relations Association for honoring GJPS with your 2019 BEST OF THE BEST E-NEWSLETTER AWARD! We can't get enough of the fabulous things done by our GJPS students and staff, and we πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™ sharing the news with our community! To check out archived issues of our award-winning newsletter, please visit http://tinyurl.com/gjpsNewsArchive and find links to our latest issues. #WeAreLions #theGJPSway

One of our favorite projects.....the Theater Appreciation students interview our friends from the Gahanna Senior Center and then write plays based on their lives. It is such a wonderful experience for all! Congrats to City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation!
#WeAreLions #Awesome

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Congratulations to City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation Senior Center and Gahanna Lincoln High School Theatre for partnering to present "All of Us: A Life Project". This production earned a second place award at the OPRA Conference earlier this year. We πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™ our community partnerships! #WeAreLions #theGJPSway

A huge THANK YOU to the supporters of Gahanna students and the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation! 

This year's Gahanna Gala raised over $130,000 to support innovative programs for the school district. This includes $21,700 to fund Makerspaces in all of the the Middle School Media centers and to purchase equipment for the Gahanna Middle School Robotics Team.

Not only did the students win, but we had a few raffle winners as well: $1000 Cash Raffle - Ethel Thomas, Lucky Key Raffle - Fatima Flores, Paul Elliott ($100).

This wonderful celebration would not happen with out the support of generous Gahanna businesses, individual donors, Gala guests, staff members and awesome volunteers! 

THANK YOU for helping with the cool stuff!

A huge THANK YOU to the supporters of Gahanna students and the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation!

This year's Gahanna Gala raised over $130,000 to support innovative programs for the school district. This includes $21,700 to fund Makerspaces in all of the the Middle School Media centers and to purchase equipment for the Gahanna Middle School Robotics Team.

Not only did the students win, but we had a few raffle winners as well: $1000 Cash Raffle - Ethel Thomas, Lucky Key Raffle - Fatima Flores, Paul Elliott ($100).

This wonderful celebration would not happen with out the support of generous Gahanna businesses, individual donors, Gala guests, staff members and awesome volunteers!

THANK YOU for helping with the cool stuff!

Thank you Nothing Bundt Cakes for your continued support to the Gahanna Gala and our students!

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Gahanna Gala's donors star in success story

THANK YOU to all who attended this year's Gala!

thisweeknews.com And the winner is the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation, when it comes to promoting excellence in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. Touting the

We are getting ready and can’t wait to see you at the Gahanna Gala! Come join us Saturday night, February 23 ! Tickets available at www.gjef.org
#GahannaGala

Gahanna Gala: Hooray for Hollywood. We are ready! How about you? www.gjef. .org

🎼🎼🎼 Those were the days... Calling all Archie Bunker fans! Don't miss your chance to bid on this coat worn by Archie Bunker himself -- complete with his American flag lapel pin. This and many other authentic pieces of HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA (a script from the last episode of Frasier, a cookbook given to Eydie Gorme' with her personal notes inside and much more) up for bid at THE GAHANNA GALA: HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD this Saturday, February 23. Tickets available at www.gjef.org Now STIFLE yourself...and go get your tickets! #gjef #GahannaGala

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Robotics programs among Gahanna Gala's beneficiaries

GJEF GAHANNA GALA $$$ AT WORK! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™ Your support of the 2019 Gahanna Gala will allow us to continue funding cool programs like our ROBOTICS and SWAG classes. Please read about these 2 amazing programs and then go buy your Gahanna Gala tickets at www.gjef.org #gjef #GahannaGala #WeNeedYou

thisweeknews.com School-to-work advanced graphics and robotics are two areas in which the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation has provided funding to benefit Lincoln

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Robotics programs among Gahanna Gala's beneficiaries

thisweeknews.com School-to-work advanced graphics and robotics are two areas in which the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation has provided funding to benefit Lincoln

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Robotics programs among Gahanna Gala's beneficiaries

Gahanna students are WHY we have a Gahanna Gala!!
Please join us in providing excellent opportunities for our students by coming to the Gala this Saturday, Feb 23!
www.gjef.org
#GahannaGala #GalaDollarsAtWork

thisweeknews.com School-to-work advanced graphics and robotics are two areas in which the Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation has provided funding to benefit Lincoln

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 2019 Gahanna Gala on February 23 are still available at www.gjef.org .

Gahanna Gala Live Auction Sneak Peek #5: How Suite It Is...when you bid on this exclusive package which includes cheering on the Cleveland Indians in MIKE HARGROVE'S PRIVATE SUITE! ⚾️⚾️⚾️ Enjoy the game and then a one night stay at The Hilton Downtown Cleveland. Suite package courtesy of Jon Handler & Family! 🎫🎟🎫You don't want to miss this...get your tickets at www.gjef.org #gjef #GahannaGala

Welcome to DCTS - Technology Solutions Partner as our newest Gold Sponsor for the Gahanna Gala! We are thrilled to have you onboard. THANK YOU for your support1

It's not too late to get your Gahanna Gala tickets. Please visit www.gjef.com.

πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€The Gahanna Gala Live Auction Sneak Peek #4: Dinner at Cameron Mitchell's, a limo for 5 hours, and 4 tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets Game...what a night! πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ Or, break up the package and use each item separately. πŸ½πŸ·πŸ›The choice is yours when you bid on this LIVE AUCTION ITEM at the Gahanna Gala 2019! www.gjef.org #gjef #GahannaGala

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.....Join the Fun at the Gahanna Gala, February 23! It's casual, it's community, and it's for the kids! We help with the COOL stuff.
Buy your tickets now at www.gjef.org

#GahannaGala #WeAreLions #GrantsForKids #GalaDollarsAtWork

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Ohio State basketball great and NBA star Jerry Lucas is in the house and he's going to the 2019 Gahanna Gala!

πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ Don't miss the opportunity to see this OSU legend and purchase this limited edition framed and autographed photo of the most celebrated football player, basketball player and golfer in the history of Ohio State...Archie Griffin, Jerry Lucas, and Jack Nicklaus. These 3 athletes will never sign photos to be used together in another project.

A few of these 42.5" x 25" photo presentations will be available as a purchase by Gahanna Gala attendees ONLY! Don't miss this opportunity...get your tickets at www.gjef.org.

🏠🏘🏚 Welcome back Rob Matney, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty as a 2019 Gahanna Gala Silver Sponsor! Your generosity means the world to our students and we can't thank you enough. πŸ—πŸ”‘πŸ—Now go on out and buy a house from Rob! #gjef #GahannaGala

🎭🍽🎭Gahanna Gala Live Auction Sneak Peek #3: A Night on the Town. Dinner at Lindey's in German Village and 4 tickets to the award-winning play "The Play that Goes Wrong"--what a great NIGHT ON THE TOWN for you and a couple of friends! #gjef #GahannaGala

We are thrilled to once again have Deloitte as a 2019 Gahanna Gala Silver Sponsor! Your support is so valuable to the students of Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. Thank you! #gjef #GahannaGala

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Tickets at www.gjef.org
#gjef #GahannaGala

Welcome back Lew Griffin Insurance as a 2019 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! #gjef #GahannaGala

Gahanna Gala Live Auction Sneak Peek #2: 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 23. Tickets available at www.gjef.org. #gjef #GahannaGalal

Enjoy the Magic with a total of TEN WALT DISNEY WORLD ONE DAY PARK HOPPER PASSES available for bidding at the 2019 Gahanna Gala! Get your tickets at www.gjef.org and get ready to place your bid. #gjef #GahannaGala

Dynalab has been an amazing Gahanna Gala sponsor over the years. Thank you for joining us again as a 2019 Gahanna Gala Platinum Sponsor. Your generous support directly impacts the students of Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools and we can't thank you enough! #gjef #GahannaGala

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 drink tickets. 🐦🐦🐦Come on...what are you waiting for? Tickets at www.gjef.org #gjef #GahannaGala

GAHANNA GALA LIVE AUCTION SNEAK PEEK #1: Gentlemen (and ladies) start your engines and get ready to bid on this INDY 500 PACKAGE. 2 Tickets to Seats on Turn 4, Tailgate, and Hotel Accommodations for 2 Nights! Thank you to Dianna & Bryan Bessignano for your generous donation of this fabulous package! Gahanna Gala tickets available at www.gjef.org.

Thank You Jefferson Elementary

We LOVE when boxes from Amazon arrive at our door because it means someone has been shopping on our AMAZON GALA WISHLIST. Thank you Jefferson Elementary PTA for your donation of this really cool Lego Boost Building and Coding Kit for our Gahanna Gala Silent Auction. Making a donation is easy peasy at www.tinyurl.com/GalaWishlist . Check it out!

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰We are so happy to have Interim HealthCare of Columbus, OH return as one of our Gahanna Gala 2019 PLATINUM SPONSORS! We couldn't do what we do without the help of our generous sponsors and Interim is one of our favorites! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™ #gjef #GahannaGala

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More schools using yoga to calm, strengthen, focus students

We love the things that our staff does to teach and help our students!
#WeAreLions #TheGJPSWay

dispatch.com Laughter echoed through the dimly lit room as the teens stretched their backs and, on their hands and knees, wagged their "tails."They let out

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Purchasing a Gahanna Gala GROUP TABLE for you and your friends is a good idea. Purchasing that table BEFORE JANUARY 31 to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL is an even better idea. 🐦🐦🐦 Get your tickets NOW at www.gjef.org. #gjef #GahannaGala

Heartland Bank comes through for our kids again! THANK YOU HEARTLAND BANK for returning as one of our Gahanna Gala DIAMOND SPONSORS. We πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™ Heartland and we think you should too!
#gjef #GahannaGala #FeelGoodBanking

Thanks to all who attended our "Get In the Spirit Happy Hour" last week. Because of the generosity of our donors, we were able to collect over 50 gift cards for The Gahanna Gala GIFT CARD GRAB! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€We are ecstatic...and so is our lion!🦁🦁🦁 #gjef #GahannaGala

REMINDER: The Gahanna Gala EARLY BIRD SPECIAL deadline is fast approaching. Get your Gala tickets at www.gjef.org before JANUARY 31 to take advantage of this deal...before it goes "Bye, Bye Birdie".
#gjef #GahannaGala #HoorayforHollywood

Hooray for Hollywood! The Gahanna Gala 2019 is just one short month away. Get all the details at www.gjef.org
#gjef #GahannaGala #HoorayforHollywood

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘THUMBS UP to High Point's PTA & Staff for their very cool donation to THE 2019 GAHANNA GALA! These 2 bikes are sure to be a hot item in our SILENT AUCTION.
We NEED your Gala Donation today at https://tinyurl.com/GalaDonor or www.tinyurl.com/GalaWishlist
#GJEF #GahanaGala

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! www.gjef.org
#GahannaGala #Pappy #LiveAuction

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