Great Falls Public Schools Foundation

Dear Donor,

“Our success depends on our donors,” is what we say when we are thanked by students and their parents, or by teachers, or by members of our community. As we approach our 10th anniversary in 2020, the GFPS Foundation is so thankful for the broad community support we receive from our generous donors.

  • “Thanks to the Astrin Memorial Scholarship and the support of the Foundation, I now have the opportunity to be the first in my family to earn a Bachelor’s degree. I will be studying chemistry at MSU Bozeman, with a minor in education.” —Maya Curtis, 2019 scholarship recipient.
  • “The Foundation is tremendously important because it gives so much to the students in scholarships. I used mine towards the tools necessary for my apprenticeship with Sletten Construction. As graduates, we will eventually be giving back to our community.” Jerry Pospisil, 2019 Career Technical Education (CTE) Scholarship recipient.
  • “Great Falls High School is getting much-needed updates and a beautiful addition thanks to local taxpayers. To complement that work, the Foundation’s generous donors are providing a totally renovated auditorium, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and furnishings for our culinary arts, construction, welding, and automotive shops. These gifts will change how teachers engage students and help them prepare for the future.” Heather Hoyer, GFPS Assistant Superintendent – Secondary.

Investing in local education is the most effective way to shape the future. When you give to the GFPS Foundation, your contribution enhances the educational quality and improves the lives of Great Falls students and teachers. The below 2019 Snapshot demonstrates what a difference your donation will make. All donations large and small make an immediate impact!

We would love to count you as a supporter of local education. Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the GFPS Foundation.

Thank you, and we wish you and your family the merriest holiday season.


Karen Brandvold, Chair

Donate A One Time Or Ongoing Scholarship For High School Graduates

Setting up an educational scholarship fund can be a meaningful way to give back to your community or to honor a loved one. There are a number of things to consider when planning a scholarship. Please contact the Foundation for assistance, we are happy to help you. Contact Dave Crum at (406) 268-7340 or