Pilot brings home grant for GK Ed. Foundation

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 12:34 p.m. CDT
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Greg Chandler of Kingston, a United Airlines pilot and a volunteer with the Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation, obtained a grant for the foundation through a United program that rewards agencies for which its employees volunteer.

GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from United Airlines through a program that awards grants to organizations for which its employees volunteer. Greg Chandler of Kingston has been a United pilot for 20 years and has volunteered with the foundation for eight years.

The foundation is pleased to recognize Chandler for being a board member, board treasurer and volunteer. The foundation plans to use the grant in combination with other funds to distribute mini-grants to Genoa-Kingston teachers this spring.

The foundation will conduct its annual Mouse Races fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Genoa Veterans Home. Admission is $5.

The races involve real, live mice that are available for sponsorship.

Sponsors receive two free entrance tickets, the right to name their mouse and a fun evening involving lots of mouse-related activities. All proceeds go into the mini-grant fund.

Every spring the teachers of Genoa-Kingston write grant requests of items they would
like to purchase above and beyond the district budget. The foundation honors as many of these requests as funds allow.

To learn more, visit www.gkedfoundation.org. 

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