Treasures for Teachers allows you to sponsor a teacher for $100. Each teacher will receive a Knowledge Tree gift card to purchase classroom supplies. Your name or business name will be displayed on a media board at each school in the Germantown Municipal School District. Sponsoring multiple teachers puts your name at the top of the board! 


2021 Treasures for Teachers...Thank you Sponsors!


420 teachers received a $100 Knowledge Tree gift card to use for school supplies!


Andy Gattis, owner of the Knowledge Tree and Chairman of the GEF Board, Laura Barden, assisted in handing out the gift cards at Houston High School.


Assistant Principal Michael Ruiz and Special Education teacher, Memory Turner were so excited to receive Girl Scout Cookies from the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council!

The City of Germantown Public Works Department also assisted with the GEF Treasures for Teachers Annual Campaign by helping deliver over 600 boxes of paper donated from International Paper.

Recipient Testimonials

“I was so happy to receive my Knowledge Tree gift card so that I was able to buy colored paper and construction paper to use for my social studies projects, and I purchased border and pre-cut letters to decorate my room!”
-Elizabeth hume, HMS 6th grade


“I used my Knowledge Tree gift card to purchase interactive history games, a classroom set of scissors and colored pencils for our MakerSpace, and classroom posters to reflect students’ cultures and voices. These powerful tools help create a culturally-responsive and engaging environment so students thrive!”
-Danielle Talley, HMS 8th Grade

Treasures 4 Teachers

The 2020 Treasures for Teachers campaign could not have been possible without our generous sponsors and donors!


Thank you for your support.

71 Teachers

Knowledge Tree

60 Teachers

Landers Ford

30 Teachers

Jason Gillum

20 Teachers

Principle Toyota

10 Teachers

Steve Chandler

Angela and Brad Griffith

Insight Risk Management

Germantown Kiwanis

Smoothie King

Durham School Services

Heartland Solutions

7 Teachers

Mike Palazzolo

Five Teachers

Betsy Landers

The Judy Mac Team

Dick Vosburg

Grinder Tabor Grinder

Suntrust Bank

Shelter Insurance

Brian Elder Roofing

Kathy Elkenberg

Health Cost Solutions

Paragon Bank

Trustmark Bank

Three Teachers

Dan Monteverde

Kathryn Graffam

John Barzizza

The Skin Clinics

Cecilia Walsh

Laura Clark—Coldwell Banker

Special In-Kind Donations

Girl Scouts Heart of the South---Cookies Donated

               International Paper---Paper Donated

Two Teachers

Emily Patterson

Paula Johnson

Allyson Avera

Kelly Bailey

Alisha Dumas

Jeannine Sadler

Jim Hood

Bob Young Home Renovations

Spectrum Lighting & Control

Gary and Nancy Yenser

David and Suzanne Baytos

Meredith and Jeremy Park

Melissa Bosserman

Lany Degawa

Amber Abney

Amy and Jason Shackelford

Natalie and Scott Williams

Molly and Joe Opferman

George Turner, Jr.

Robyn and Bob Rudisill

Alys and Michael Drake

Patrick Lawton

Bethany Gallagher

Drs. Chuma & Chii Onyeagocha

Valerie Shupe - Employee Security Planning

One Teacher

Brian Carney

Dave Carlisle

Abby Barnett

Kelly Leonard

Shelly Butterfield

Jones Eyecare

Lisa Parker

Chrissie Tashie

Karen Viotti

Stephanie Shearin

Rocky Janda

Lyndsey Pare

Suzanne Burnett

Kari Wanzer

Mary Anne Gibson

Alison & Andy Fondaw

Whitney Raab

Annabella Brandon

Richelle & Todd Kidder

Mindy & Terry Fischer

Joe & Joyce Koehane

Tripp & Tamara Turner

Robin & Patrick Jordan

Jennifer & Chip Barger

Marc Ashley-State Farm

Hillery & Edward Efkeman

Duntreath Neighborhood Association

Jodie Bowden

Laura Barden

Linda McNally

John Shoemaker

Jennifer Young

Brian Curry

Bethany Slocum

Gabby Salinas

Kerri and Nathan Travis

Gretchen Klobucar

Sondra Hicks

Bill Shirley

Cynthia McCarty

Mary Brock

Daniel Oppenheim

Alexis Liles-Watts

Valerie Shimko

Ramona Hong

Venice Kitchen

Karen Eonta

Naser Fazlullah

Stacy Franklin

Christian Brothers Automotive

Nashoba North Neighborhood Association

Germantown Chamber of Commerce


Linda Fisher

Ron Fittes

Carol Mattison

Pat and Larry Scroggs

Forrest Owens

Holly Kulp

Ryan and Sarah Strain

Beth and Brian Ueleke

Margo and Chuck Boler

Mary Bales

Kathy Barrett

Aimee Puryear

HHS Theater Booster Club

Mandy Vezina

Terri & Price Harris

Chris & Robert Marbury Amy Eoff

Sherrie & Steve Hicks

Shannon McKinney-Freeman

Joy & Brian White

James & Lauren Pardue

Karla & Shannon McKinnon

Sara & Dr. Frank Ognibene

Rachel & Ryan Heberling

Jennifer & Steve Barfoot

Marcia Hughes-Crye-Leike

Jeff & Jamie Earnest

Vascular and Vein Institute

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