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Grove Education Foundation for Excellence

Save the Date, April 7, for the GEFFE GALA!!

The Grove Education Foundation For Excellence has set the date, Saturday, April 7, for the annual GEFFE GALA in support of our local schools. The charity dinner and auction will begin at 6 p.m., at the Grove Civic Center.  The event will feature jam packed live and silent auctions. The prestigious “Shining Star Award” will be announced at the Gala recognizing a teacher, or group of teachers, that had an exceptional grant funded in the 2017 grant cycle.  

“We are looking forward to a fabulous event,” said GEFFE Board President, Kristi Wallace.  “We have a very enthusiastic board that has plans for a fresh, fun and exciting event.  The Gala is GEFFE’s primary fundraising event. The money raised at the Gala is given back to the Grove School District through a yearly program that allows teachers, principals and counselors to submit their needs through a grant process. Since its inception, GEFFE has awarded more than $1,000,000 to the school district.  “The Grove community is exceptionally generous and that giving spirit is what makes this event and the GEFFE organization possible,” said Wallace. “When donors give to GEFFE, they are investing into the lives and education of the Grove students.”  

GEFFE board members are currently collecting donations from local businesses for the live and silent auction. Businesses and individual donors wishing to donate to either the live or silent auction can contact Chelsea Perryman at 918-791-8542.  Corporate tables of 10 can be purchased by calling Nathan Pitts at 479-925-0695. Individual tickets will be sold at local banks at least three weeks before the Gala.  Please visit or their Facebook page for more information about GEFFE, or call Kristi Wallace at 918-791-1974. Supporters can also make a donation through Paypal on this website.