BY RICK SCHULTE
If the idea of the Grosse Ile Educational Foundation (GIEF) is to provide funding above and beyond traditional methods, there’s no doubt about this: The organization has the ‘above and beyond’ part down pretty well.
The GIEF is a non-profit organization geared toward providing additional funding for “creative and exemplary educational opportunities,” which benefit Grosse Ile Township Schools students of all grade levels. Over the years, more than $1 million has been raised by the foundation.
“Yes, we do want to go above and beyond,” said Kurt Kobiljak, who serves as president of the GIEF. “It’s important we help provide the extras that are important to our school and all of our students, but we want to also benefit the community, too. I think we will be doing more of that.” [Read more…]