Become Part of Our Historic Campus
As We Raise Funds for Foothiller Scholarships
In honor of our historic anniversary, the GHS Educational Foundation is sponsoring a new scholarship fundraising program.
$100 for 100 Years
Donors will have their names, their families’, or their businesses’ names engraved on 2x4 inch gray with black lettering tiles, to be displayed on a wall near the front of the school.
In 2012, the Foundation set a goal to create a permanent Endowment Fund of $100,000. As a result of last year’s successful campaign, we now have $100,000 invested with the San Diego Foundation. Please help us reach our new goal of $225,000 by the Fall of 2020.
($250 donation) receive a 4x8” gray tile on the Humanities Building;
($1,000) receive an 8x8” gray tile on the 1937 Old Gym.
To place an order by check, mail to GHS Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1043 La Mesa, CA 91944
The Foundation also welcomes donations of any amount for a program of your choice. Once we receive your donation, we will mail or email you a tile order form.
Thank You to Jim Spackman, Class of 1959
In January 2019, the Grossmont High School Educational Foundation received a $100,000 donation to its Endowment Fund from GHS Hall of Honoree Jim Spackman, Class of 1958.
With his donation, Jim shared, “In the spring of 1956, GHS admitted a 16-year-old Korean War orphan, who was almost illiterate. In two and a half years, Grossmont educated him sufficiently to graduate in June 1958 (as Valedictorian and ASB President) and go on to college (Harvard).
A countless number of people helped me along the way. Dr. John T. Warburton, Principal; Mr. Walter R. Barnett, Vice Principal; Mrs. Eva Quicksall, Counselor; Dr. George C. Gross, Senior English teacher; Mr. John A. Burdick, ASB Adviser; Mr. Ed Kintzele, Tennis Coach; and Mrs. "Mom" Sherman, and even the students were kind and helpful to me. That is why I am deeply grateful and indebted to Grossmont."
With his donation, Jim increased the size of our Endowment Fund from $107,000 to $207,000, thus doubling the amount of yearly interest we will receive to support Foothiller students and staff. Thank you, Jim!