GELF Dinner – Fundraiser for Newton High School Students

I am writing to personally request your support for our Jennifer Price 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 from low-income homes in participating in the many life-changing international travel learning opportunities 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 convince our students that no one needs to tune out when educational travel opportunities are announced!

On Saturday, May 5th, GELF will hold its annual dinner/fundraiser from 6:30-11:30pm 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, dancing (with a great live band), 150 like-minded community members, table service by Newton principals, and an auction.

This year alone we have funded:

  • Nearly $30,000 in grants to
  • 15 students for
  • 9 different international trips

We need your support! Please buy tickets online here  (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, 100 Walnut Street, Newton MA 02460.

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.

If you would like to support GELF but cannot donate, there are many other ways to help out. Please email Samantha_mandel@newton.k12.ma.us or take GELF’s volunteer survey to find out more.

Thank you very much for your support.