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Umbrella Organizations

As the philanthropic partner of the Grand Island Public Schools, the GIPS Foundation offers financial and governance infrastructure to the many clubs and booster organizations that are affiliated with our schools. The member organizations are able to use the Foundation's status as a non-profit organization to raise funds and distribute them for the benefit of GIPS students. The Foundation takes care of the accounting, receipting and reporting, so that these volunteer organizations can focus on investing in students. 


Umbrella Organizations:


Academic Hall of Fame

Lisa Albers |

Athletic Booster Club

The Grand Island Senior High Islander Athletic Booster Club is a committee interested in Grand Island Senior High School Athletics with the following purposes:

  • To provide support, cooperation, and inspiration to help build the athletic programs at Grand Island Public Schools.
  • To provide financial support toward the purchase of needed equipment, supplies and sponsorship not otherwise available.
  • To develop a strong link and good communication between club members, the Grand Island Education Foundation and Grand Island Senior High School.
  • To bring together those persons interested in Grand Island Senior High athletic programs.
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President: Julie Markvicka
Vice President: Jeff Hofeldt
Treasurer: Susan Albers
Secretary: Stacy Kelly

Athletic Hall of Fame

Grand Island Senior High is excited to announce the formation of an Athletic Hall of Fame. The first class of athletes, coaches, teams and contributors was inducted on January 26, 2018, at an Islander basketball game.

“We’re excited about honoring the rich tradition of the best athletes, male and female, at Grand Island Senior High. We have generations of championship teams and individual athletes who’ve reached the pinnacle of their sport. Great coaches and contributors have helped these student-athletes through the decades and it’s time to recognize them,” said GISH Activities Director Cindy Wells.

Kelli Jeffries |

Band Booster Club

President:  Josh Bergmeier |
Treasurer:  Kristy Casarez |
Secretary:  Tracy Overstreet |
Concessions Purchaser:  Enrique Alvarez |

GISH Wrestling

Joey Morrison |

Islander Football Hall of Fame

Mission: To chronicle the history and tradition of Islander Football by recognizing outstanding players, coaches, teams and contributors.

Brian Gallagher |
Greg Uhrmacher |

Islander Football Touchdown Club

The Islander Football Touchdown Club Sponsors help us with the many expenses a high school football program incurs, including allowing us to provide meals to our players after every road game for all levels.

Donna Douglass |
Lori Sextro |

Orchestra Booster Club

Outdoor Club

Jeff Westerby |
Paul Walkowiak |

Outreach Center

Holly Boeselager |
Anna Rodriguez |

Show Choir Booster Club

President:  Michelle Dowse |
Treasurer:  Chad Smith |
Treasurer:  Amanda Smith |
Student Accounts:  Niki Messmer |
Sponsors: Sharyl Preister |

Skills USA

Brett Forsman |

Theatre Booster Club

President:  Sheryl Preister |
Vice President: 
Treasurer:  Nancy Wren |


Umbrella Organization:  Fundraising Landing Page

The GIPS Foundation offers online fundraising pages to our umbrella organizations. If you have a project and need an online landing page, apply below. 


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