I've been a Board member of the Geneva Academic Foundation (GAF) for about 4 years now, and, having been past Endowment Committee Chair and the current President of GAF, I've been very fortunate to work with a group of dedicated, friendly, fun and hard-working individuals who all have a key purpose for being volunteers for GAF......raising funds to help enrich the education and experiences of all Geneva District 304 students through the many Bencini Memorial Grants we give each year to teachers and schools throughout the District and the two annual scholarships we give to graduating Seniors from Geneva High School. Since the founding of the GAF in 1987, this group of dedicated people has raised and donated over $1.3M to the Geneva schools and we continue to do this by growing our relationships with the people and businesses of our community and expanding our GAF Board membership. We're always looking for people of the Geneva and surrounding area community who would like to help us in any way they can (through service on our Board, helping organize, running and participating in our various fundraising events each year or through their generous monetary donations to GAF). The education of our students and excellence of our school district is one of the foundations of our wonderful Geneva community and the GAF is a key part of making this the success that it is. This has been a great group to be part of............
Review from Guidestar
The Geneva Academic Foundation is a great organization dedicated to helping raise funds for the teacher grants that bring in materials for to the classroom. Enriching the classroom experience really makes the children's learning environment a great place to explore and be involved with different activities in the classrooms. The people who volunteer are great caretakers of the Geneva schools and the community. They volunteer time and resources to help the teachers be the best they can be. This has been true for the past 28 years. A great history in the community and working across the community of Geneva. Sincerely, Mark Obermeyer Jan. 2016
Review from Guidestar
The Geneva Academic Foundation is a wonderful organization. Donations to GAF really make a difference in the quality of education of Geneva students. This is my fifth year as a GAF Board Member and it has been a wonderful experience .
I have been on the board of GAF for 6 years, and have loved it for many reasons. You have an opportunity to work with a variety of people that you might not normally meet! You can give as little or as much of your time as you wish. GAF is also looking for enthusiastic people, especially those with skills in marketing, PR, finance, fundraising, accounting and endowment. The funds that GAF raises ends up directly into the hands of the children in School District 304. Being a part of this organization has made me realize how lucky we are to live in a generous community which understands the importance of our childrens' education.