The Garinger Education Foundation was incorporated in February 2014 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to provide resources to improve the educational environment at Garinger High School.
Our Foundation is the successor to a scholarship effort begun by the Class of 1963 during their 50th reunion. With their help the Foundation awarded fifteen $2000 scholarships in May 2014 to Garinger graduates. Each of the scholarships was a memorial scholarship in the name of each of the 15 Garinger classmates lost in the Vietnam war. The Foundation has also funded a Vietnam memorial on the Garinger campus to those lost classmates with a dedication date of August 8, 2014.
The primary goal is to award scholarships yearly and to renew existing scholarships when specific criteria has been met. There are three categories of scholarships: Memorial, given in memory of individuals; Wildcat given to 4 year institutions; CPCC incentive awards. The top 18 students in the class are given a KIA award. Support of the faculty is provided with 4 early release day lunches and start of school and end of school lunches. Support of the facility is provided on a special initiative basis.
Why do Garinger Students need our help?
- Garinger High School is among the highest poverty schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg system.
- 98% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
- There is a lack of family, community and PTA support for the school.
What can YOU do to help?
A personal donation is the easiest way to help fund scholarships. In addition, you can take advantage of opportunities to ask friends, family and employers to support the Foundation.
Visit our Contribute page for more information on how you can help our Foundation.