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With You, We Are Impactful
These words resonate as more than just a simple phrase, they embrace what we do and how we collaborate with our stakeholders, donors and the GIPS District. They represent the power rooted within our partnerships, the driving force behind every milestone, positive change, and each and every accomplishment over the past year. This impact report encompasses dedication, innovation, and a shared vision. It is not just a record of achievements but a celebration of the countless lives touched, the students empowered, and the numerous acts of progress. Join us as we show you how the GIPS Foundation provides opportunities for our students and staff to thrive and dream big. Our goal, together, is that our impact is felt daily.
Kari Hooker-Leep, GIPS Foundation Executive Director
$638,158 awarded to 100 Class of 2023 students.
$16,457 awarded benefitting 4,425 students.
$49,571 awarded for 41 grants.
396 teachers, staff and administrators were nominated.
1,442 submissions received. 6 annual awards.
We Open Doors
The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation strives to provide access to life-changing scholarships for students. Together with stakeholders and donors, the Foundation will endeavor to open doors for students to explore their full potential. Collaboratively with the District, the Foundation will provide resources to help students excel in academics and future accomplishments. One such door is the Charles R. and Bessie E. Frith Scholarship. Established in 2006, this annual scholarship began its impact by granting $500 to a deserving graduate of Grand Island Senior High. The scholarship is intended for students who are hardworking and need the added support to realize their college ambitions. Today, the fund spins off two scholarships worth $40,000 each, awarded every spring.
With YOU we help students realize their dreams.