Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation Honor Society and Honor Roll
It isn’t news anymore- too many Michigan children live in poverty. In Grand Rapids Public Schools, over 86% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch and 5% are homeless. Imagine you are a parent, struggling to provide even the basic needs of daily life. You want the same things for your children that we all want- and an excellent education is at the top of the list.
Add to that, school districts face budget constraints and can’t alone provide access to all the opportunities and experiences that help children to learn, develop and thrive. Together, we can support literacy, foster creative learning, encourage active, healthy lifestyles and so much more.
The Honor Society is a group of individuals and families, who make a significant investment in the Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation and the students of Grand Rapids Public Schools during the Foundation’s fiscal year.
Honor Roll members are companies, foundations, or other community organizations, who make a significant investment in the Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation.
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As a member of the GRPSF Honor Society or GRPSF Honor Roll, you become one of our most dedicated supporters, receive special updates and make a lasting difference in the lives of our students.
These giving levels are in some way symbolic, but they represent the real costs of our work at the Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation.
Annual Giving Levels
Cost to purchase 375 books or digital titles for school libraries
Cost for 15 students to particiate in Civic Theatre’s school of theatre arts for one year
Cost for one fifth grade classroom to study at the GR Public Museum for a week
Cost for 100 students to participate in elementary track for a season
Cost for 15 schools to experience the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Cost to purchase 175 new school uniforms
Class President- $1,800-$3499
Cost of bussing for all first grade students to visit Blandford Nature Center for an enrichment experience
Cost for one GRPS high school student to participate in the MSU Summer Scholars program
Dean’s List- $1,000-$1,799
Cost to purchase art supplies for one elementary school for a year
Cost to purchase attendance challenge incentives for a school for one year
Cost to purchase 9 graphing calcuators
All contributions made to the Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation are eligible for the Honor Society or Honor Roll. Annually, contributions are totaled and applied to the Honor giving levels. All examples represent the approximate cost for these projects.
To learn more, please contact Salina at 616-988-5430 ext 5 or by e-mail at Salina.Bishop@grpsf.org.
Watch Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal share the impact of community investment on the schools and students.