Our Mission is to enhance the development of the students of the Glens Falls School District through financial support of its extracurricular activities.
Each year, there is a consistent shortage of granted funds available to grow all K-12 extracurricular programs (music, arts, sports, and clubs) throughout the Glens Falls School District. The problem is that this financial situation limits the resources our faculty and staff need to do their best in providing K-12 students with the most enriching experiences during some of their most impressionable years in life. Recognizing this problem is ongoing, a small group came together in August of 2014 to form a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help.
Board of Directors:
• George Normandin, Normandin Marketing
• Frances Parent, Greenleaf Financial
• Mike Borgos, Esq., Borgos & Del Signore
• Terri Surprenant, Community Member & Alumni
• Tia Vanderminden, GF Community Leader
• Amy Collins, City of Glens Falls Tourism
Please join us in helping provide students with new tools and opportunities for the most fulfilling K-12 experience possible. In addition to raising funds, we are focused on reconnecting with all GF Nation alumni and families to keep everyone informed on all GF Nation Fund community events. If you could be so kind as to take a minute of your time to share this website and our Facebook page with others you are still in contact with, we would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time and support!
Below are just some of the more frequently asked questions. If you have a question not answered below, please send us a note via our “Support” form at the top right of this page. Thank you for your interest and support!
The Glens Falls Nation Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to raise money to supplement the annual Glens Falls City School Budget, to help sustain and grow non-mandated extra-curricular activities: Arts, athletics, music & clubs.
The fund was created so that monies could be raised to assist the students of the Glens Falls School District through financial support of its extra-curricular activities.
The Glens Falls Nation Fund Board is a group of individuals who include parents, alumni, and community members interested in maintaining the high level of educational experience that participating in extracurricular activities offers. The Glens Falls Nation Fund operates independently of the Glens Falls City School District.
The Glens Falls Nation Fund seeks financial support through donations from individuals, fundraising events, government grants, and memberships.
Any Glens Falls City School District extracurricular activity can make a written request for financial support from The Glens Falls Nation Fund. A committee of the Glens Falls Nation Fund will review requests twice a year.
It is the goal of the Glens Falls Nation Fund to allocate unbiased financial support. However, specifically designated donations will be considered.
There are a number of ways to make a donation. Your support enables us to maximize our ability to sustain the high level of extracurricular activities that The Glens Falls School District has always been able to offer. Donations can be made through direct mail, by phone, and/or via our website by clicking the “Support” button at the top right of this website.
The Glens Falls Nation Fund is always looking for willing volunteers to help and we appreciate your interest. Please send us a brief message by clicking “Support” at the top right of this website.
GF Nation Fund awarded the following in 2015:
- $250 to Big Cross Elementary reading teacher Jennifer Chapman, to incorporate professionally-led yoga stretch sessions into the school day for all students. “The idea is to promote more positive mindsets, and give our students some healthy tools they can use to deal with stress,” says Ms. Chapman.
- $750 to High School physical education teacher Steve Zurlo, to go towards the purchase of a public address system. Student groups will no longer need to rent equipment for dances and other events.
- Three Lego Mindstorm Kits—one robotics set for each elementary school in the district. The kits blend traditional Lego building blocks with tech-enhanced pieces that students use to build one of several robots that walk, talk, think and “do anything you can imagine” through a programming interface.
- Three Canon Rebel digital SLR cameras to High School art teacher Sue Botch, to be used by art students for visual research on field trips. Read more …