Educational Institutions

Scholarship America Inc

  • Walworth, NY
  • www.gananda.org/GDFS

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Mission Statement

Gananda Dollars for Scholars (GDFS) is a community-based nonprofit organization that raises scholarship funds for qualified Gananda graduates.  These scholarships help to further the education of students who have a strong work ethic and make contributions to the community.  GDFS is supported by local individuals, organizations and businesses and is a part of Scholarship America.

Main Programs

  1. Phone-a-thon
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Gananda Central School District including parts of Macedon (14502) and Walworth (14568), NY.

ruling year

1962

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Lisa Fox

Keywords

Self-reported

scholarship volunteer college Gananda NewYork

Also Known As

Gananda Dollars for Scholars

EIN

41-1716026

 Number

6602836267

Physical Address

1500 Dayspring Ridge

Walworth, NY 14568

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

GDFS awarded a total of $22,600 to applicants in the Class of 2009.  Recruitment of new scholarships sponsors from the community as well as building the endowment fund support the scholarship effort.  Student recipients are active in school and in the community.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Phone-a-thon

Student volunteers call community residents for a pledge which is used for the current year's scholarships.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$200.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Gananda Central School District including parts of Macedon (14502) and Walworth (14568), NY.

Funding Needs

We are successful in providing some aid to students but the need is great.  Costs of college are skyrocketing.  We need to find larger donors and grants that will match the money we raise locally.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Scholarship America Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Lisa Fox

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"A small group of dedicated volunteer committee members organize creative fundraisers for the general treasury as well as endowment funds.  Expenses are kept to a bare minimum by soliciting gifts in kind whenever possible. GDFS appreciates its donors whose donations make students aware of the importance of continuing their education beyond high school."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kathleen Salimbene

no affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?