Volume 5 Issue 2 | Spring 2019
Spring Newsletter
The mission of the Garinger Education Foundation is to provide scholarship opportunities to graduating students and to enhance the educational program at Garinger High School by developing and supporting initiatives that improve the educational environment for students, teachers, administrators and parents.

Changing Lives, One Scholarship At A Time

At the May 23 Garinger Honors and Awards Day, the Garinger Education Foundation presented its annual awards. Thirteen(13) Memorial and Wildcat Scholarships were awarded and thirty-three(33) CPCC scholarships were recognized for a total of 46 awards. This year, w e will celebrate the success of 13 students who completed their college education with the help of a GEF scholarship. We will continue the scholarships of our previous scholars who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at their respective colleges and universities. We are making a difference in the lives of our young people,
one scholarship at a time .

We thank you for being a part of the success!!

Jackie Sandoval
2017 GEF Robert Louis Smith Scholar
Your GEF Donations at Work!
Jackie has completed her sophomore year at UNC-G with a double major in Public Health and Spanish. She has a cumulative GPA of 3.9. She is also having fun and her enthusiasm is boundless. She is changing the world NOW.

The Garinger Education Foundation Endowment 
T he GEF Board of Directors has created the GEF Endowment to provide sustainability for the Foundation. The purpose of the Endowment will be to help the Garinger Education Foundation build a secure, long-term source of income to fund post-secondary school education for Garinger High School graduates. The Endowment will be managed by a five-member standing Endowment Committee comprised of the GEF President, acting as chair, the GEF Treasurer, a representative from the GEF Scholarship Committee and the GEF Development and Marketing Committee, and a member at-large appointed by the Chair of the GEF Board of Directors. The Endowment Committee will define the Endowment investment and spending policies. An annual Endowment financial report will be provided to the GEF Board of Directors. Interested donors may contribute to the Endowment via check, PayPal, transfer of stock, distribution from an IRA or insurance policy, or as designated in a will.
Garinger Welcomes New Principal!
Former Garinger Assistant Principal Sharon Bracey has been named Principal at Garinger. GEF Board Member, Jeanne Paschal, spent a few minutes talking with Sharon...

Looking for a unique way to honor a Wildcat alum or teacher?
Purchase a paver on the Walk of Honor at the Vietnam Memorial.

In Memory of Those Who Served...

In August of 2016 a Vietnam Memorial was erected by the Garinger Foundation honoring those alumni who were Killed In Action. Over the next several newsletters, we take a look at each of those young men as remembered by Larry Walker, class of '64. Today we honor their memory by providing Garinger students educational opportunities and assisting them in making dreams come true.

Calling All Volunteers!!
GEF will be providing an End-of-the-Year Luncheon for the Garinger Faculty and Staff on June 12th. Volunteers are needed to help serve. Participants should arrive at the Garinger library no later than 11:00 a.m. and plan to stay until 1:30 p.m. If you can help, please email, gef.wildcats@gmail.com .
Interested in Getting Involved with GEF??
In addition to donations, the Foundation is always seeking volunteers, both alumni and friends, to:
  • Serve on the Foundation board
  • Mentor students
  • Assist teachers
  • Assist with serving the faculty appreciation lunches
  • Help with maintenance of garden areas
  • Proctor exams
  • Serve on a panel for senior project evaluation
Applications for the GEF Board of Directors can be found HERE.
For more information, email gef.wildcats@gmail.com .

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Your generous support of the
Garinger Education Foundation is greatly appreciated!

Garinger Education Foundation
1100 Eastway Drive, Charlotte NC 28205