Archive for the ‘fundraising’ Category
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
February 25-28, 2013
You can help students become better readers!
The Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Phone-A-Thon in February to help struggling students in our district become better readers and be more successful in school.
Gresham Ford, Gresham Sanitary, Key Bank-Troutdale and the Gresham Outlook are teaming up with the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation to help students learn to read. Again this year, the foundation will raise funds through its annual Phone-A-Thon to support the district’s program to help struggling readers. The event also provides fundraising support to high school student groups. Last year, the Phone-A-Thon raised nearly $29,000. From February 25-28, student callers from our three high schools will once again man the phones to call district parents & community members to ask for a donation to this worthwhile cause.
Please answer the call!
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Gresham Ford, Gresham Fred Meyer and the Gresham Outlook are teaming up with the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation to help students learn to read. Again this year, the foundation will raise funds through its annual phone-a-thon to support the school district’s core reading program “Literacy by Design.” This program helps every student in every elementary school in our district. The event also provides fundraising support to high school student groups. Last year, the phone-a-thon raised nearly $30,000. From February 21-24, volunteers will call parents and ask for donations. Gresham Ford, Gresham Fred Meyer and the Gresham Outlook are sponsoring the fundraiser in hopes to raise even more this year. As an incentive, if you donate $40 or more, you will receive a $20 gift certificate for service from Gresham Ford and a free DVD “The Tails of Abigail.” So when you hear the phone ring in February, answer the call!
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
The Community Effect, the community wide challenge.
The Community Effect is a non-profit community collaboration group founded and funded by a local dentist who’s vision was to create a community wide “week of giving” to benefit local charities in the Gresham area. Uniting business, government, city employees, churches, schools and residents to work as one in support three great Gresham Area Charities.
Gresham Barlow Education Foundation is one of three benefactors of The Community Effect along with My Fathers House and Snow Cap
September 27 – October 1
A Week of Fund Raising Events Benefiting These Charities
Make a Pledge Today and Join in Our Challenge
Donate a percentage of your wages or business revenue for one day during the Community Challenge Week.
Donate gift certificates to your business (or re-gift a gift card given to you) that can be sold at charity auctions,usually at full face value.
Sponsor a fund raising event at your business, church, school or work place during the Community Challenge Week.
Monday, September 6th, 2010
You are invited to join us for the 2010 Scramble for Students being held September 14, 2010 at the Gresham Golf Course. Last year the interest, energy, commitment and generosity of the community in support of Scramble for Students overwhelms me! More than 100 golfers came from all over the city to participate. Thirty local businesses chose to sponsor our tournament. Twenty- three individuals donated prizes and gifts for our golfers. Sixteen high school students volunteered. And collectively, we produced and played one of our most successful golf tournaments in our foundation’s history!
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation has announced it will donate $60,000 towards the purchase of a core reading program at the elementary level to the Gresham-Barlow School District. The funds come from the foundation’s 2009 and 2010 phone-a-thons.
“We are excited to support our schools through this donation,” said Foundation Chair Wendy Vondrak. “Providing classroom materials that will help ensure every elementary school student develops strong reading skills is critical to this school district’s success.”
The foundation has also agreed to donate the proceeds from the 2011 and 2012 phone-a-thon for the reading program purchase. The annual phone-a-thon, held in February, is the foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. Over the last six years, the foundation has raised more than $260,000 to provide extra support for struggling readers. In addition to providing support for reading programs, it also provides a fundraising opportunity for high school student groups.
The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation was started in 1994 to assist the schools of the district in providing the best possible educational opportunities for its students.
We would like to thank our 2009 and 2010 contributors:
Danna Brothers, Elmers
School district employees, parents and the community at large
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Come join us on May 26, 2010 for Bagels & Books.
The Gresham Barlow Education Foundation presents the 2010 Bagels & Books event with Oregon author Phillip Margolin, New York Times best selling author of Gone, But Not Forgotten.
Phillip’s other books include:
Ties That Bind
The Undertaker’s Widow
The Burning Man
Gone, But Not Forgotten
The Last Innocent Man
The event will be held at Grace Community Church, 800 SE Hogan in Gresham.
Please RSVP to attend this event by Friday May 21st to the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation at 503.766.0008 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
What: Fundraiser for Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation
Where: Norm Thompson
Columbia Gorge Premium Outlet Mall
When: Thursday, April 29th Through Monday May 3rd, 2010
During Regular Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
How: Support the Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation by shopping at Norm Thompson. Simply identify yourself as a “Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation Supporter” at the cash register and Norm Thompson will donate a 10% of your purchase to the Foundation. Have a great time shopping while you benefit the students of our district! And, don’t forget to spread the word about this fundraiser to all your friends and family!
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
February 22-25, 2010
The Foundation will hold its 7th Annual Phone-A-Thon in February to benefit literacy programs in every elementary school in the district. Student callers from our three high schools will once again man the phones to call district parents & community members to ask for a donation to this worthwhile cause.
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Thanks to everyone that attended our Home for the Holidays fundraiser last November. We raised almost $9,000 for our students! We look forward to seeing again in November 2010 for an even bigger event. Check out our Facebook page for pictures!
Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Thanks to generous community donors, our Phone-A-Thon raised over $40,000 for struggling readers in elementary schools. A BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors, Tokola Properties, Danna Brothers-Elmers,
Gresham Ford, The Outlook and MBank.