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A non-profit corporation established to create a public/private partnership to implement public school improvements approved by the School Board. 
Current projects include the annual Mini-Grants Program, which has awarded an estimated $40,000 since it was implemented in 2004.  Also, the annual Teacher of the Year Program, which recognizes and rewards outstanding teachers from each school.  The Foundation's only fundraiser is its 3K and 8K run/walk in February.

GCPS Educational Foundation 2018

Teachers of the Year

Elementary School

Ms. Melanie McComb - Abingdon

Ms. Amber Meland - Achilles

Ms. Michelle Kennedy - Bethel

Ms. Natalie Shepherd - Botetourt

Ms. Sharon Carino - Petsworth


Middle School

 Ms. Shanna Merritt - Page

Ms. Jennifer Hemphill - Peasley


Gloucester High School

Ms. Travis Patrick

Mr. John Scalf

GCPS Education Foundation Events


GCPS Educational Foundation -- Who We Are -- What We Do!

8th Annual 3K & 8K Run/Walk

Race Flyer



2018 Race Photo

(front row) Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Wealth Management’s Felicia Stovall, Melissa Hicks, Melissa Crawford and Stephanie Beach work with Gloucester Educational Foundation’s Gloria Williams, Helen Worthington, (back row) Bill Weaver, Beth Gibson and Carol Dehoux to assemble signs for the Gloucester Educational Foundation’s 3K & 8K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Gloucester High School. More information and the signup link are at




GCPS Education Foundation Logo


The Gloucester County Public Schools Educational Foundation, along with Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Wealth Management, invite the public to their 3K & 8K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Gloucester High School. Signup is through  


 “Our event offers fun activities for families and everyone, and generous prizes for runners and walkers,” said Sharon Stone, campaign and event co-chair. “Our fun activities are in addition to the delicious refreshments and booths hosted by our generous sponsors.” 

The event will feature a bounce house, selfie booth, and popcorn machine, thanks to Freedom Rental of Gloucester. Other sponsors plan to offer diverse activities and giveaways.  

The top five overall male/female 3K finishers and the top three overall male/female 8K finishers will receive medals, with cash awards going to overall finishers.  The top three 8k finishers in each age category also will receive awards.  


Educational Foundation’s work

This family-friendly event is the Educational Foundation’s only fundraiser, and all proceeds benefit Gloucester public schools.  “Our profits go directly to helping our schools do even more,” said Stone. “We give mini-grants to teachers that let them create new opportunities for students, and we sponsor the Teacher of the Year program to reward outstanding performers.”  



Sponsors who care about schools

Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Wealth Management are the name sponsors for the event. Chesapeake Bank’s Melissa Crawford said: At Chesapeake Bank, we know that schools help create a more prepared local work force. They contribute to a more vibrant local economy, and they help Gloucester youth realize their dreams. We support all of these goals.” 


Chesapeake Wealth Management’s Felicia Stovall added, “We at Chesapeake Wealth Management are committed to our community, and we recognize the importance of educating our future leaders. We invite everyone to join us in making Gloucester even better by supporting our award-winning schools.”  


Stone said, “We are grateful to our generous sponsors this year. Now we’re looking forward to a strong turnout from our community.”


Name Sponsors are Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Wealth Management

Gold Sponsors are Cook Foundation, Freedom Rentals of Gloucester, Hudson & Associates Architects, In Memory of Ann Burruss, Jostens, Riverside Health System, Stewart Gallery, and Worthington Communications.

Silver Sponsors are Bayport Credit Union, Butterfoss Barton & Pappas Orthodontics, Dr. Walter R. Clemons & LaGuamna M. Clemons, GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, Hogg Funeral Home, Mitchell CPA’s & Advisors, Pivot Physical Therapy, RRMM Architects, Dr. Sharon Stone, Under Boats, and Bill & Madelyn Weaver.


More information about the event, signup and the Gloucester Educational Foundation is available at,  or by contacting Carol Dehoux at (804) 693-1425 or  The first 200 people to register are guaranteed T-Shirts, and others as available.  Anyone may make a tax-deductible donation as well.