GPS Launches The Bridge Fund, An Emergency Assistance Fund

Monday, April 6, 2020

In response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, GPS has established the GPS Bridge Fund and is seeking donations from the community. The Bridge Fund offers the following financial assistance for families who have suffered income loss:

An emergency tuition assistance fund established to provide temporary aid for GPS students for the 2020-21 school year.

A faculty/staff benevolence fund for GPS employees who are experiencing financial hardship.

As gifts to the GPS Bridge Fund allow, it will help ensure that all GPS girls are able to continue their education alongside their classmates next school year and that faculty and staff weather the financial pressures from household job loss or income reduction.

EMERGENCY TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND
Debbie Bohner Young ’79, former GPS director of Admission and teacher, Faculty Emerita, current coach said, “For so many families, GPS is an integral part of their daily lives, and our campus becomes a second home for their girls. Knowing that some of our current families might soon be faced with having to leave GPS, due to events well beyond their control, is heartbreaking. Please join me in giving to the GPS Bridge Fund to help our girls stay in school and become their best selves.”

FACULTY/STAFF BENEVOLENCE FUND
Jane Henegar, former GPS Bible teacher, Faculty Emerita said, “I’ve heard students and alumnae say that going into any classroom at GPS felt like going into that teacher's home. During the pandemic, teachers’ homes ARE their classrooms with their families and students learning side by side. In faculty families, where resources have shrunk and needs ballooned, we who esteem them and honor their calling can help bridge this gap by giving to the Bridge Fund.”

For more information on giving to the GPS Bridge Fund, please contact Ali Gant at AGant@GPS.edu.


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