Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A good time for a good cause

Goochland Education Foundation Gala

What: Casino Night
Where: Richmond Country Club, Rt. 6
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for single attendees are $75, couples $125, and GCPS staff are $40. Sponsorships start at $500, ads in the program at $50. We’re also asking that those who are able to purchase tickets, who may not want to attend, consider purchasing tickets that can be given to GCPS staff for attendance.

The event is all inclusive – dinner, desserts, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, 2 alcoholic beverages, and casino gaming (provided by Massino’s Casinos). Door prizes, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. As a bonus, free childcare available for children aged 0 – 12, provided that the attendees show their ticket at drop off and pick up.

Donations in lieu of purchasing tickets can be made to:
Goochland Education Foundation
C/o Goochland County Public Schools
2938-I River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063

A message from Goochland Education Foundation President, Elizabeth Nelson-Lyda

“I would like to extend a personal invitation to each and every one of you - my fellow community members, friends, and neighbors to GEF’s 3rd Annual Gala – Casino night.
In the last two years alone, Goochland Education Foundation has raised and invested more than $100,000 in the acceleration, advancement, and enrichment of education for all in Goochland County, Virginia. We cannot do it without the great people of Goochland County who volunteer their time, items purchased, and funds to support curriculum enhancement. We appreciate your efforts to enrich the experience and lives of our students. Many thanks to you all!!!
Goochland Education Foundation shows great stewardship of funds received. In 2013, GEF managed a 99.5% re-investment rate of all funds received. This means that all overhead/general and administrative expenses were less than 1% of our entire budget. We achieved this by not having any paid staff (all directors and volunteers provide services free of charge). As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, a rate of less than 1% is incredibly good and we are proud : ).

Please consider attending our event or purchasing tickets to donate to teachers. You will not be disappointed! We appreciate your consideration. Thank you, Goochland!!!

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