Honor a Teacher

Looking for a way to acknowledge that special teacher or member of the school community this holiday season? Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF) can help.

Honor a Teacher is a new GEF appreciation program.  It has been created out of our belief that many people in our schools play an important role in your child’s education—teachers, teaching teams/houses, aides, paraprofessionals; librarians, coaches and guidance counselors; specialists in art, music, media, physical fitness and science; custodians, food service team members, transportation staff, administrative assistants and other support staff; and administrators.

When you make a donation to GEF* through Honor a Teacher, your honoree will receive a letter informing them of your family’s honorary gift,  along with your personalized note of appreciation.  (The gift amount remains confidential.)

Honor those who have meaningfully impacted their child’s education today. Your gift in any amount supports innovative and enriching programs for Gloucester schools.


* As always, your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law and will be acknowledged directly by GEF.


To get the most value for our dollar – and the greatest possible number of 3D printers for the O’Maley Innovation Middle School — GEF and O’Maley staff called on community volunteers to assemble 25 3D printers for students use. A weekend-long make-a-thon event put dozens of community volunteers, aided by O’Maley staff and students, to work in the effort.

Friends of GEF (and self-proclaimed techno-nerds) Jim Dowd and Martin DelVecchio not only participated in Make-a-Thon but also documented the process in a photo illustrated essay. Click to read the full essay and view photos via GoodMorningGloucester.




GEF raised over $25,000 for the Gloucester Public School District with its first-ever Cruise for Schools.

More than 200 guests cruised Gloucester Harbor on board the Beauport Princess during the July 27th event. Guests were entertained by local musician Steve Caraway, an all-star GPS band led by Superintendent Richard Safier and by DJ Hugo Burnham.

Many thanks to the dedicated GEF team who planned this wonderful event and to the many people who showed their love and support for GPS by attending.

Click below to view cruise photos.

Cruise for Schools photo album


Cruise for Schools

Join friends of GEF aboard the beautiful Beauport Princess on July 27, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. for a very special evening. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online. Proceeds support innovative and enriching programming in the Gloucester Public Schools. We hope to see you there.

GEF is grateful to the following for their sponsorship of the Cruise for Schools.

John and Mollie Byrnes
Joe and Maggie Rosa
Applied Materials
Beauport Financial Services
Bomco, Inc.
Kevin and Kathy Clancy
Douglass Design & Construction, Inc.
First Ipswich Bank
Cape Ann Insurance Agency
Carolle Steele Insurance Agency
Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant
Jerry Enos Painting
Philpott Doyle & Co. P.C.

2014 Annual Report back image Read the our 2014 Annual Report “On a mission… to learn how GEF and its donors have filled the schools’ backpack with teaching tools, classroom equipment and educational experiences.

Banking for the CommunityBankGloucester is donating $20,000 to community organizations through its “Banking for the Community” program. With your support GEF can be the recipient of a $500, $1000, $3000 or, if we are the top vote getter, a $5000 grant.

Please click on the ballot illustration below to cast your vote in support of Gloucester Education Foundation.