June 13, 2018

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  Cheryl Brown to lead G-AEF!

The GAEF board of directors is pleased to announce they have awarded the part-time Executive Director contract to local fundraiser Cheryl A. Brown.  Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Slippery Rock University.  She has worked at Executive Director for several organizations on the east coast and has served as Vice-President for College Advancement at Wilson College.  Cheryl is owner of C.A.B. Cause & Effect Consulting.  C.A.B. Cause & Effect Consulting enlightens and empowers not-for-profits while fostering community involvement and partnerships.  You can learn more about her on her website www.cabcuaseandeffect.com

Cheryl is best known for her work in Fulton and Franklin Counties in PA and Washington County, MD.  She was lead fundraiser for the Fulton County Medical Center replacement hospital and long term care facility.  After the ribbon cutting celebrations she was instrumental in forming the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation, which just celebrated its tenth anniversary.  From there she designed and developed all of the fundraising initiatives at Hospice of Washington County including the Doey’s House Campaign.  She designed and executed the Campaign for Coyle in Chambersburg, PA and has been working with grassroots organizations in the county to assist them with their financial sustainability through fundraising, strategic planning, and community engagement. 

In her spare time she volunteers for several organizations, hosts the Franklin/Fulton Fundraisers Forum, is an avid walker and participates in as many local 5Ks as she can.  She also owns and operates a certified gluten-free home bakery – C’s Place Gluten-Free Goodies. 

The GAEF Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to impacting and enhancing GA Students’ educational experience.  The GAEF works to secure  funding to enhance education, arts and athletics. For more information:  www.gaefonline.org

The Parade of Goodwill by Beth Powers

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One of the beautiful benefits to playing golf is the amazing way it brings people together for a good cause.I love sitting in my office listening the greetings, laughter, and camaraderie as a group of people come together for a greater good.


The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation (GAEF) is holding their tournament today.  According to their website, “Established in 1997, the foundation encourages community involvement and investment in educational programs for the benefit of the Greencastle-Antrim community.”

Currently, they have decided “to focus more intentionally on building monies within the foundation endowments to help meet the needs of a ‘Children First’ type of education.”

Raising money for the benefit of the children of Greencastle-Antrim — a very worthy cause.

Greencastle foundation looks to step up fundraising

Expanding opportunities for learning is why the Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) Education Foundation was formed more than 20 years ago.

Board members now want to take the foundation to a level that keeps that mission going for years to come.

Toward that end, the board has been seeking an executive director and could appoint someone as soon as Aug. 10. The part-time paid position would mainly focus on fundraising and public relations.

“We are looking to get the foundation more active and more viable,” board President Garon Gembe said. “We figured that as opposed to a board of volunteers, the only way this was going to happen was if we made the investment into an executive director that hopefully would make us more money down the road. That’s our goal.”
The foundation began in 1997 with $300,000 from the Lenfest Foundation. It handed out teacher grants and student scholarships as a way to fulfill its mission of enhancing Greencastle-Antrim students’ educational experiences.

“Over the years, our giving outran our fundraising,” Gembe said. “We got to the point where we didn’t have a whole lot of money.

“We needed to reorganize and figure out the direction that we were going to head. We’ve done that.”

Gembe said the board has four buckets into which they would like the foundation to contribute — teacher grants, professional development for teachers and administrators, technology and Kaley Field improvements.

“We want to be able to hopefully shift the foundation into another gear and to try to have the community be more aware of who we are and what we’re trying to do and accomplish, and we want to secure the needed funds to allow us to be able to do these kinds of things,” he said.

“We think there are some real positives. We think those four buckets are very positive things toward the school district and the students within the school district, but they all need money. They need funding.”

The foundation sponsors an annual golf tournament, with the 2018 edition set for Friday, and has done a few father-daughter dances as fundraisers.

Gembe said the foundation at one time had a grant writer, but not during the eight years he has been involved.

“We certainly would like the community to see the value in what we’re trying to do and what we’re trying to create — positive results in our school district,” he said. “If we can supply some funding to the school that once again doesn’t have to come out of their budget, we can go above and beyond. That’s what we’re looking to try to do.”

Long term, Gembe hopes the position could evolve into a full-time job.

“It’s very exciting,” he said. “I hope it means added opportunities for learning within the school district. I think it’s all based on what additional things we can provide our students.”

1st Ed Credit Union donates $1000.00 to Greencastle-Antrim School District!

In celebration of its  grand opening of a new branch in Greencastle, PA, 1st ed Credit Union donated $1000.00 to the school to be used to support teachers and technology.

Read more about it courtesy of WDVM TV: