I am writing to 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 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, April 2nd, 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, a major hit last year!), 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 $38,000 in grants to
- 20 students for
- 8 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, P.O. Box 590020, 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.