GELF Dinner

Global Education Leadership Fund Dinner

I am writing to request your support for our Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF)’s annual benefit dinner. For those of you who don’t know about the GELF, it’s a fantastic scholarship program that supports Newton students in taking advantage of international opportunities. Most of these students come from low-income families and wouldn’t otherwise be able to take advantage of the many extraordinary global learning programs offered through Newton North and South.

Students who return from abroad speak often about the pivotal role these experiences have played in their personal and academic lives. Please help us continue to convince our students that no one should tune out when international learning opportunities are announced!

On Saturday, March 21st, GELF will hold its annual dinner/fundraiser from 6:30-10:30pm at Newton North High School. The evening is a not-to-be-missed community event, featuring an amazing 5-course gourmet meal (cooked from scratch on-site!!), paired fine beers & wines (featuring Sam Adams beer pairings, to be described by founder and Newton North parent Jim Koch in person!!), dancing (with a great live band featuring our own Katani Sumner), 150 like-minded community members, table service by Newton principals, and a live auction.

This year alone we have funded:

  • nearly $34,000 in grants to
  • 19 students for
  • 7 different international trips

You may pay online here: http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2289 (scroll down to the bottom for the PayPal button) or send a $150/person check (made payable to Newton Schools Foundation with GELF in the memo line) to Newton Schools Foundation, ATTN: Diane Greer, 246 Dudley Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459.

Whether you are coming or not, please consider donating to Support a Teacher to attend the event ($100/person) or making a tax-deductible donati0n, all possible here: http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/Page/2289.

Thank you for your support.