Annual Total Income
GEF raises funds to sustain vital programs in Geyserville public schools. Since 1989, GEF has shown a steady increase in support by parents, extended family of students, community members and local businesses. And, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we raised more than $30,000 during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, all gifts made to GEF are acknowledged to the donor and are completely tax deductible.
We raise the majority of our incoming funds through:
Celebrate Geyserville Dinner and Auction
Fall Fiesta and Silent Auction
Partners in Business
Winter Program Spaghetti Feed
Asti Tour De Vine
GEF handles all gifts with care, tracking them from our treasury through the Geyserville Unified School District receipt and expense processes assuring that the funds are disbursed per the request of the donor.
GEF also manages funds for academic and vocational scholarships granted to Geyserville High School graduating seniors. Interest income and any principal added to these funds is noted as income to GEF, and disbursements to scholarship recipients are noted as an expense to GEF.
The majority of GEF spending is in disbursement of incoming donor gifts and scholarships with annual administration fees kept to a minimum by our volunteers. Areas of funding vary from year to year depending upon donor restrictions and school requests. Administration fees include the services of our Certified Public Accountant, insurance for our board, telephone mailing services.
Funds distributed in the 2012-2013 school year include:
Environmental Education program Grade 7
Grade 5 California History project
Technology in the classroom
Ropes Course for Grade 8
Garden program at the Elementary
Sacramento State Capital Tour
Red Ribbon Week
Sonoma County Hall of Justice Tour (High School)
Science Symposium UC Berkeley
Santa Rosa Symphony 5th grade
Jazz Band Concert Elementary
and much more……