Bob’s Blog 11/7/2017 – GEF Auction
Gladstone has many traditions, and one of my favorites is the Gladstone Education Foundation Dinner/Auction Fundraiser. This year’s event delivered on its promise of a fun evening to unify our community in support of Gladstone students and staff. I’m proud to say the dinner/auction was the most successful fundraiser thus far, exceeding donations from past fundraisers.
At this year’s auction, the Gladstone School District launched a new project called Kraxberger Rising. Kraxberger Rising had a special spot at the fundraiser. A paddle drive was held to kick off the funding needed to meet the unique needs of students in the middle grades by the 50th anniversary of Kraxberger Middle School in 2019.
In addition to monetary funds, a video was created and shared regarding Kraxberger Middle School. Thank you to Cale Henderson, Production Lead at PoToo for donating his time and talent to create this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdtR09joczE&feature=youtu.be
As a Kraxberger student put it so well, “If you don’t give greatness to people, they’re not going to give greatness back.”
Kraxberger Rising will help our middle schoolers rise up to meet the challenges of today’s students through help in three targeted areas:
I’d like to invite you to join us in making this dream a reality. You can help by donating @ Kraxberger Rising, volunteering in your child’s school or by supporting the Gladstone Education Foundation throughout the year in other ways.
Thank you for support! It’s amazing to see what can be accomplished when our community unites to help kids.