Educational Institutions

Governor's School for Government & International Studies Foundation, Inc.

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.GovernorsSchoolFoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 with the mission to promote, aid, and support the critical academic and co-curricular programs of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. The Foundation also seeks to keep alumni, alumni parents, and friends connected to the school. Additionally, the Foundation provides fund raising technical support for the school's booster groups and PTSA.

Main Programs

  1. Alumni Programs
  2. Taylor Teaching Award
  3. Student Aid
  4. Professional Development
  5. Enhancement Grants
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

The Governor's School serves the students in the metropolitan Richmond area. School divisions include Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King and Queen, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, and Richmond.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Ms. Suzannah Stora

Keywords

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gifted, gifted and talented, secondary education, regional, public, international studies, government, high school

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EIN

54-1608930

Also Known As

Governor's School Foundation

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Over $300,000 was raised in our 2015-16 Annual Fund Campaign from over 1,700 donors, including alumni, parents, faculty and staff and friends of the school. The Governor's School Foundation plays a critical role in enhancing the educational experience students receive. These gifts directly support: student participation in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities; updated technology and equipment; additional faculty professional and gifted education training.During 2015-16, alumni donors gave over $60,000 to their alma mater.

Programs

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

Program 1

Alumni Programs

While the primary mission is to provide direct support to the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government & International Studies, the Foundation also serves as the Alumni office for 3,050 graduates. Alumni programs include Fall Festival, Reunion Weekend, Alumni Showcase, Class Agents Program, Richmond Alumni Chapter, Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter, and Regional Alumni Events.

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Program 2

Taylor Teaching Award

The Taylor Teaching Award provides an annual $7,500 grant to teachers at Maggie L.Walker Governor's School to design and embark on a summer international travel experience that will directly impact and enrich their classroom instruction. The award is invaluable in giving faculty the first- hand understanding of the world cul- tures that they seek to foster in their students and in meeting the mission of the school to ""advance understand- ing of world cultures and languages.""

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Population(s) Served

Budget

$7,500.00

Program 3

Student Aid

The Maggie Walker Governor's School Foundation is proud to support student involvement in programs and/or experiences as well as provide supplies and equipment that compliment day to day classroom learning. We also recognize that not all students attending MLWGS have access to the same set of resources; therefore, the Foundation strives to connect students in need with the educational enhancements necessary to deepen their MLWGS experience. The Governor's School Foundation works with the MLWGS administration and Office of Counseling to offer financial assistance to students in need.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 4

Professional Development

The Foundation supports Professional Development opportunities for all members of the MLWGS faculty and staff. These opportunities include estimated expenses associated with continued Graduate Coursework and professional conferences.

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Program 5

Enhancement Grants

A primary focus area of the Foundation is the support of activities and/or resources that enhance the academic experience of students at MLWGS. These items include classroom instructional resources, class government field trips, student clubs, international travel, and academic tools.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

The Governor's School serves the students in the metropolitan Richmond area. School divisions include Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King and Queen, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, and Richmond.

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

Our needs for 2016-17 include: Monetary support to reach the $300,000 goal, which will be used for student curricular, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, professional development for faculty, and technological enhancements.

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THE MAGGIE L WALKER GOVERNOR'S SCH FOR GOVT& INTL STUDIES FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Governor's School for Government & International Studies Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Suzannah Stora

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Maggie Walker Governor's School is a true Richmond resource, and is fortunate to have a non-profit 501c3 created solely to support and enhance academic enrichment opportunities at Maggie Walker. The Foundation directly underwrites things like academic competitions, student travel, as well as new technology, and student aid. The Foundation also serves to keep our growing alumni connected to the school, its current students, and the RVA community.By supporting the Maggie Walker Governor's School Foundation you will deepen the academic experiences of our students, and continue to foster the Maggie Walker legacy of academic excellence."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bill Benos

Chair

Term: July 2016 - June 2018

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