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posted Jun 19, 2012, 8:16 AM by Alton Archibald   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

The Gordon-Rushville Public Schools Foundation was formed in 2011 by a group of GHS and RHS alumni and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Alumni Board members are community minded individuals with a commitment to Gordon-Rushville Public Schools. The Foundation Board is proud of the history of the Gordon and Rushville School systems, and equally as proud and optimistic of what the future holds for the Gordon-Rushville Public Schools. They understand that a strong school system is a crucial part of thriving communities. The Board members have an active interest in the educational advancements of students and in increasing opportunities for the students, staff and communities alike. The Foundation operates independently of the Gordon-Rushville Board of Education.

The original intent of the Foundation was to provide scholarships to GRHS graduates. However, the goals and vision of the Foundation have expanded. The Foundation is now looking to help provide resources for larger capital projects in addition to scholarships.  

How Can You Make A Difference?

You can make a difference by a contribution to the Foundation’s general fund or you may designate it to a specific purpose or project, something you feel is an important need. Experience the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference! Because of you someone's life is better.

Ways to help: 1) monetary gift to the foundation, 2) contribution of stocks, bonds and other securities 3) estate planning 4) real estate donation 5) personal property donation 6) volunteer 7) district employees payroll deduction 8) participate in our annual fundraisers.

Some Ways to Donate

1) an unspecified gift to the foundation for the general permanent endowment fund or you may designate a gift to be used however you desire 2) remember the Foundation in your will, 3) name a memorial gift for a family member 4) honor a teacher or coach with a donation. In time together we can build the endowment fund large enough to provide opportunities for students that are not now possible.

Donations can be mailed to: The GRPS Foundation

                     P.O. Box 530   

                     Gordon, NE 69343

Board of Directors: President- Patty Faulk, Vice President- Dr. Brad Marcy

Directors: Wes Ginkens, Chuck Hinn, Dr. Jim Sasse and Sharla Roth, Member: Alysha Slama

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posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Alton Archibald   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 1:47 PM ]

At present the group has incorporated under the name Gordon-Rushville Public School Foundation, Inc. and is currently receiving gifts for the following areas of funding:

Permanent Endowment

This fund becomes the basic building block which will be forever permanent to generate interest and to fund all areas.

Specified scholarships

These scholarships are set out by the donor according the their wishes and criteria

Unspecified scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by the foundation directors and School staff

Special Projects

·      Supplement the general academic or vocations programs

·      Supplement the activities provided by the school

·      Provide funds for others ways to enhance the ability of GRHS to provide a superior education


Any unspecified funds (small or large) will go in this fund.  The Board of Directors will direct the funds to the greatest needs.

In addition the group is in the process of designing a website ( with links from Gordon-Rushville Public Schools website ( and establishing policies for management of the funds and drafting forms to set out donor wishes and scholarship criteria.

The GRPS Foundation is a legally incorporated non-profit organization that has been established in accordance with existing state and federal tax laws (501-C3)

There is a growing need to provide general financial help the district directly because the state and federal money is decreasing and, school administrators are scrambling to find ways to make up the difference.

The GRPS Foundation invites you to join us in this important endeavor.   Gifts or bequests to the foundation can be a lasting tribute to a loved one, a part of estate planning, or a simple way to say thanks to the school that provided you with your education.

All gifts large or small are greatly appreciated, and are tax deductible.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Gordon-Rushville School Superintendent @ 308-282-1322.  Inquires maybe mailed to GR Public School Foundation;  c/o GRHS;  PO Box 530; Gordon, NE  69343.

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posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Alton Archibald   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 9:06 AM ]

See the Gordon-Rushville Public School Foundation, Inc Alumni registration form by clicking on the file below. (Requires Adobe Reader) Download Adobe Reader at

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