Garrison Forest was built and is sustained by the support and dedication of our entire community--alumnae, parents, faculty, friends and trustees. There are a variety of ways to be involved at GFS, and we hope you will join us!
Financial contributions are only one way to support GFS, but the generosity of those who give to the school ensures that our students have an exceptional learning environment and superb educational opportunities. Each of these gift categories helps the School remain a vibrant and thriving community and supports students and faculty every day
Gifts to The Fund for Garrison Forest are used during the school year in which they are received and support the operating budget. They help make up the difference between tuition and the actual cost of a Garrison Forest education.
Planned Gifts benefit the School while helping donors save on taxes, increase income and pass more money on to their heirs. Planned Gifts include annuities, trusts, and bequests. They can be made with cash, securities, real estate, and other assets.
The Board of Trustees at Garrison Forest School has adopted a gift acceptance policy governing the acceptance of charitable gifts by the school. The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines to staff involved in accepting gifts, outside advisors assisting in the gift process and prospective donors who wish to make a gift to the school. Please contact Deanna L. Gamber '85, Associate Head of School, at 410-559-3135 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy.
Support GFS through our affiliate programs with Amazon.com and Giant Food!
Support GFS students and teachers while you shop at Amazon.com! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to Garrison Forest. Follow the link to shop or search for Garrison Forest at smile.amazon.com.
Once you select Garrison Forest as your charity, your AmazonSmile account will “remember” and you won’t have to choose us again. You must access your Amazon account via smile.amazon.com each time you make purchases for them to qualify and for GFS to receive donations. Your regular Amazon account (login, shopping cart) will be linked and your information will show up in AmazonSmile, but purchases must be made through AmazonSmile (NOT the regular amazon.com or the Amazon app) to qualify.
You can help Garrison Forest School by designating GFS as your school of choice for the Giant Foods A+ Rewards program. Every time you shop at Giant during the school year, you'll earn money for our school.
All you have to do is:
o Log onto www.Giant.com/aplus to designate our school online using your Giant Bonus card.
o The GFS ID # is 01045.
o If you registered last year, please visit the website to verify the correct school assignment.
o You may designate 2 schools to receive rewards; just be sure to enter them at the same time or the last one entered negates the first.
o Your participation in the A+ rewards program does not impact your gas points.
o It's easy, free and a great way to get money for our school!
Volunteers—from trustees to alumnae to parents—who share their time and talents with GFS have always been a crucial part of our community, and we are grateful for their generosity and dedication.
Parents can learn more about the Parent Association and related volunteer opportunities here.
Alumnae volunteers serve Garrison Forest in a variety of capacities, as event organizers, fundraisers, career mentors and more! Contact Kate Gugerty, Director of Philanthropy, for more information: email@example.com or 410-559-3139.