- Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
- Support GSMST
Your gift to GSMST helps us deliver the accelerated, rigorous curriculum that makes us an internationally recognized leader in STEM education, while celebrating our culture of integrity, diversity, and excellence. If you would like to partner with GSMST for internships, speaking opportunities, or other professional relationships, review our Partnership Program information.
General Support for GSMST
Whether you are a student, parent, alumni, alumni family, partnering individual, partnering organization, community member, or friend of public education, there are a number of ways to support GSMST.
If you want to make an inquiry, visit our campus, discuss a potential partnership, or support our school in any way, feel free to call (678-518-6695) or email Meg Scheid in the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Explore the tabbed pages above to see if there is a perfect match between our need for support and your desire to help foster the #GSMST_Effect in the lives of our students.
How to Give
GSMST accepts financial support from donors in a variety of ways including direct contributions through My Payment Plus, checks presented or mailed to campus, EFTs, and more. Some donors may prefer to target larger financial gifts to GSMST through the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation. All three school-specific accounts described below are overseen by the GSMST Endowment and Development Board of Directors.
GSMST Alumni Fund [est. 2020]
Alumni of GSMST and their families can support the ongoing work of our growing Alumni Association by making a contribution of any amount the GSMST Alumni Fund. When GSMST Alumni join the Alumni Association at any of the four membership tiers, all funds are tranferred to the GSMST Alumni fund. There are currently five Alumni members serving on the Board of Directors.
GSMST Endowment [est. 2016]
The purpose of the GSMST Endowment is to support special, unique, and life-changing opportunities for GSMST students by growing legacy funding and the organizational partnerships that help create the #GSMST_Effect in the lives of our students. There are currently five community and business members serving on the Board of Directors.
GSMST General Fund [est. 2007]
For those individuals or organizations who prefer to support the ongoing improvement projects at GSMST such as our Summer STEM Experience for incoming freshmen or ongoing facility upgrades, we welcome contributions of any amount to our General Fund account. School positions on our Board of Directors include Mr. IV Bray (Principal), Meg Scheid (Institutional Advancement), and Jenna Bennett (Financial Bookkeeper).
- Visit the GCPS Foundation Website.
- Select the amount you wish to give (as a one-time or recurring monthly gift).
- In the Gift Designation drop-down menu, select from GSMST Alumni Fund, GSMST Endowment Fund, or GSMST General Fund.
The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations to or through the three GSMST Funds are tax deductible.
GSMST also regularly accepts donations directly to the school from families, alumni, vendors, partners, corporations, and our school PTSA. With the agreement of the donor, 10% of all donations are routed into the GSMST Endowment for perpetual funding and 90% of the donation is directed to immediate use as intended. A tax letter is available from GSMST upon request.
Annual Sponsorships | 2020-2021
The Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists of Northeast Georgia, P.C. made a donation of $5000 to support the unique health and safety needs of GSMST during the COVID pandemic. This donation has underwritten the purchase of PPE for teachers and allowed us to address other health and safety measures on our campus during a year of concurrent teaching and learning.
Your annual sponsorship for a specific program or event will help GSMST continue to be the premier academic high school in Georgia and a world-class innovator in STEM education.
Our graduation sponsor will be the exclusive sponsoring organization recognized at the graduation for the GSMST Class of 2021. This annual gift of $10,000 will include, but not be limited to, visual recognition during the ceremony, printed recognition in the graduation program, verbal recognition and appreciation from the podium, and prominent digital recognition on our website throughout the current fiscal year (FY21).
If you or your organization would like to secure this singular opportunity, call (678-518-6700) or email Principal Bray directly.
Each of the following specialized curricular programs at GSMST would benefit greatly from an annual sponsorship of $2000-$5000. Recognition and public appreciation for this annual gift are bespoke and would be customized to the needs of the sponsor.
- Literary Publications
- Music Program
- Partnership Program
- Research Program
Sponsorships | Naming Opportunities
To be a world-class STEM school, innovation is always part of our plan for continuous improvement and this is evident in the curricular experiences of our students and the cutting-edge learning facilities on our campus.
Our most recent large scale project involved the conversion of six classroom spaces to Innovation Labs for our 9th grade Mechanical Engineering program.
We are extremely thankful for the support we have received from the Arconic Foundation as their grants ($50,000) have been fundamental to our work in this area.
If your organization, foundation, or corporate entity would like the naming opportunity for our second innovation lab, you can call (678-518-6700) or email Principal Bray directly.
The highest level of support for GSMST comes from the individuals and organizations we refer to as Benefactors. Each are recognized at the tiered levels below based on the totality of financial and in-kind support provided to GSMST since it opened in 2007.
Members of the Silver Society have made lifetime contributions to GSMST of $100,000.
Members of the Platinum Society have made lifetime contributions to GSMST of $250,000.
Members of the Legacy Society have made lifetime contributions to GSMST of $500,000.