Our Projects

What We Have Done

The Grossmont High School Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable foundation, the only fundraising organization supporting the entire campus, able to accept large donations and grants. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and 100% of the money raised by the Foundation stays at Grossmont.

Each year we raise funds through our Annual Fund drive as well as host various fundraising events.
In past years, here is a sample of what we have funded:

GHS Educational Foundation Scholarships

foundation scholarshipsBecause of generous Grossmont alumni, retirees, teachers, and community members who have contributed to the GHS Endowment Fund since its inception in 2012, this school year the GHS Educational Foundation awarded five $1000 scholarships, thousands of dollars in teacher mini-grants, and has given yearlong financial support of programs and students on campus. 

Each year the Grossmont High School Educational Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors who are planning to continue their education for the following categories:

  • Class of 1975 Science Achievement: For a student who is majoring in the sciences at a university.
  • Academic Improvement: Students who did not start out strong, but improved, and are now planning to attend college.
  • Alumni: For a legacy student who had a parent or grandparent also graduate Grossmont.
  • Art / Music: for a student moving forward in the performing arts.
  • Athletic Obstacle Overcome: For the student athlete who overcame one or more obstacles to succeed.
  • Community Service: For the student who has dedicated time and energies to our community.
  • Seids of Change Auto Shop Scholarship: A $5000 educational grant to help an auto shop student who aspires to complete a four year degree program.

2022 Scholarships

  • Shawn Ferguson, Academic Improvement

    Shawn Ferguson, Academic Improvement

  • Tasmin Saleh, Academic Improvement

    Tasmin Saleh, Academic Improvement

  • Joshua Kelly, Performing Arts

    Joshua Kelly, Performing Arts

  • Savannah Reynolds, Alumni

    Savannah Reynolds, Alumni

  • Sara Lopez, Athletic Challenge

    Sara Lopez, Athletic Challenge

  • Molly Schell, Community Service

    Molly Schell, Community Service

  • Howland McNelia, Science

    Howland McNelia, Science

  • Tessa Snyder

    Tessa Snyder, Audrey Seidel Backstage Pass 2022 Scholarship 

  • Liliana Warder, Jerry Lewis Art Scholarship

    Liliana Warder, Jerry Lewis Art Scholarship

Through their growing San Diego Foundation Endowment Fund,  the Foundation has been instrumental in funding student scholarships.  However, in the past few years, the number of alumni and retirees who have donated to special scholarships has grown tremendously.   Most of the scholarship recipients are selected through a spring application process which is overseen by the Foundation.

2022 GHS Foundation Annual Scholarship Recipients

  • Shawn Ferguson Academic Improvement $1000
  • Tasnim Saleh Academic Improvement $500
  • Joshua Kelly Performing Arts $1000
  • Savannah Reynolds Alumni $1000
  • Sara Lopez Athletic Challenge $1000
  • Molly Schell Community Service $1000

Second Class of 1975 $1000 Science Scholarship

  • Howland McNelia

Class of 1975 alumnus Joy Stovall shares, “We started this scholarship because Coronavirus stopped our plans for celebrating our 45th class reunion, but we wanted to do something to commemorate it.  After asking our classmates to a contribute to a class scholarship, we received an overwhelming response. We chose Science for the scholarship due to being part of STEM, which is very important, and there wasn't a current Foundation scholarship for it.” 

Second Audrey Seidel Backstage Pass $500 Scholarship

  • Tessa Snyder

In honor of Grossmont’s historic Theatre Arts Program, a group of former Grossmont thespians partnered with the Tony Award–winning Old Globe Theatre to sponsor a Grossmont theatre arts student for an in-depth look behind the scenes of professional theatre.  The program honors former Grossmont teacher Audrey Seidel Becker, to whom GHS’s Black Box is dedicated. 

According to Amity Ecker, “This year’s recipient junior Tessa Snyder has worked in tech theatre at GHS for three years, including Stage Managing, Master Carpenter, Lighting Design, and helping to facilitate and lead the Technical Theatre Program at GHS.  Tessa was excited to learn more last summer at the Old Globe, particularly in the fields of Lighting and Set Design.”

Second Jerry L. Lewis Art $1000 Scholarship

  • Liliana Warder

Jerry L. Lewis taught art at Grossmont High School for 30 years, 28 of which he served as the Art Department chairperson. An artist himself, Jerry’s wish to support an outstanding art student is his way to promote the arts and reward a deserving senior who best exemplifies a commitment to continuing a path in the arts beyond their high school education.   

According to Art and 3D Design Teacher Gwenne Pagarigan, “This year’s recipient Liliana Warder has been a committed student in 3D Design for 4 years. Every piece she creates has her style incorporated into it even as she experiments with different types of clay and scale of sculpture.”

Educational Foundation’s Impact

  • 2018 Education Pathway Students

    2018 Education Pathway Students

  • 2022 Jeff Lee's students with the  Aumented  Reality Sandbox

    2022 Jeff Lee's students with the Aumented Reality Sandbox

  • 2022 Seniors AME Pathway Students Share Their Photography Pride with Ms. Jungman

    2022 Seniors AME Pathway Students Share Their Photography Pride with Ms. Jungman

  • music director grace morrison

    France Vocal Music Director Grace Morrison, Accompanist, and Chaperone Foundation President Amy Conrad

  • AP Environmental Science Students November 2021

    GHS AP Environmental Science Students at the SD Zoo November 2021


Teacher MiniGrants


Pixel Stick for Night Photography
Art Department Gallery for Student Work
Miscellaneous Art Supplies


Strength Training Equipment for Track and Cross Country Athletes
Gymnastics Balance Beam
New Materials for the Baseball Field Bases and Dugout


Pathways Promotional T Shirts 2019
T-shirts for the Arts, Media, and Entertainment Pathway Students to Design and Print Their Logos 2021


Two Mini iPads
Retractable Banners


Student Recorder for Guitar Classes
9 Classical Guitars and Cords
Storage for Stringed Instruments
Large Band Instrument Purchase


Hydrogen Cylinder for Chemistry, Physics
Augmented Reality Sandbox for Chemistry
Buses for a Yearly San Diego Zoo Field Trips for AP Environmental Science Research Projects
Drones and Robotic Coding for Chemistry Students


Short Throw Projector for Scenery and Special Effects


Travel Support to National Competitions (Student trips to Washington, D.C. and Florida)
Travel Support to Local Events and Competitions (Math Team, Annual Support for Vocal Music Student to Travel with Choir to Europe)
10th Grade Honors Students to Old Globe Theater for “A Thousand Splendid Suns”
Monthly Departmental Star Student Awards
Student Test Fees

Campus Improvements

2018 Automotive Technology Sign
2016 Restoration of the Class of 1989 Sign

And Many More!

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