Who we are

Established in 2006, the Germantown Education Foundation is an independent, 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation that raises funds to directly support the public education of children in Germantown, Tennessee. Through grants, projects and initiatives, the foundation helps advance the academic achievement of students by improving the quality of teaching and learning.

Schools we support

The Germantown Education Foundation supports the five public schools in the Germantown Municipal School District:

Dogwood Elementary

Farmington Elementary

Riverdale Elementary and Middle

Houston Middle

Houston High


“Dear Germantown Education Foundation Members,  Thank you so much for our Treasures for Teachers gift cards.  We sincerely appreciate your generous gifts which benefit our Dogwood children”  Respectfully, Dogwood Third Grade Teachers


“Thank you for the amazing Knowledge Tree gift card and paper donation!  We are so grateful for all of your hard work to support our classrooms!!!” Diane Perry, Dogwood Teacher


“Thank you so much for your support.  As you know, it is a hard task to keep classrooms and schools going.  You always go far beyond in your help.  Our schools are successful because of the support and generosity of the GEF.  Thanks!” Alicia Breen, Teacher, Houston Middle School


“I’m so excited about all the wonderful things the Germantown Education Foundation is doing for our schools! Pulling all the schools in our district together for family oriented and “fun”draising events is just what we need. Having an organization dedicated to forming these relationships and paring them with the needs of the schools will be extremely valuable and fill in where the PTA’s and other school support organizations may not be able to do.” Amy Jenkins, Proud Riverdale mom and PTA President


“It has been thrilling to see the excitement in the teacher’s faces as they are awarded the STAR Teacher awards and from the students. The students are so proud that they can recognize the teachers they care about while supporting the GEF. This program is a wonderful way to teach the gift of philanthropy and helping others.” Mindy Fischer, former PTA Council President and Proud GMSD Mom.


Russo’s pizza night

February 21, 2018
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Fill the Fountain is now Friend of the Foundation

February 20, 2018

We have re-branded Fill the Fountain to Friend of the Foundation.  Every donation that is made on the water bill comes back to the Foundation.  The way we use them in…

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GMSD5K & Color Run.

February 20, 2018

Don’t miss our 3rd annual GMSD 5K & Color Run, Sunday, April 29th 2018. (3 YEARS ALREADY? WOW!) EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN! $5 off of your $25 registration. PLEASE…

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Can we brag for a minute?

February 19, 2018

We are so proud of one of our Houston High School students, Alexander Buckley, for his awesome logo design that he created for our 3rd annual GMSD 5K & Color Run! We had…

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