What We Do
We work together with the many facets of our community to bridge the gap that has been created in recent years through lack of state and national funding of our local schools. “Sustainability” is our motto.
Every year we grow stronger in our ability to bridge that gap and to offer our financial support to our three areas of focus: Visual and Performing Arts, Science and Technology, and Health and Fitness.
With your generous financial help and the help of our local Business Partners, Glendale Educational Foundation enriches the lives of every student in every school. We are proud to say that we offer the resources that our students need to stay on the cutting edge of learning, preparing them for the future. GEF has been bridging the gap since 2005.Throughout the year, GEF hosts 3 exciting events that create opportunities for giving. They are the State of the Schools Breakfast, our Dancing with Diamonds Gala and our Student Showcase. Another exciting component we offer is our GEF Endowment Fund, which is an investment in our future.
The Glendale Unified School District includes Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose and part of La Canada-Flintridge. We have a dynamic District that is rich in cultural diversity and is recognized as a leader in dual immersion language programs. We boast 32 schools that have been honored as California Distinguished Schools, nine of them receiving national Blue Ribbon Status.