Innovative educational programs including staff development, development projects and educational research
Capital improvements of athletic facilities for the improvement of sports and physical education programs
William and Mary Smith Grants: The GM Foundation funds the William E. and Mary S. Smith Middle School Innovative Education Program Grants. These classroom grants provide middle school teachers with up to $500 for special projects, activities or enhancements to further the education within James W. Parker Middle School.
Turf Fundraiser Initiative: The Lancer Turf Team Committee successfully raised more than $200,000 in private funding to install artificial turf at Linden Field in 2007. The funding also helped upgrade the scoreboard, track and field facility. Fundraisers included word-of-mouth promotion, family nights, chance raffles for the best seat in the house and reserved seats in the press box.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program: The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) provides alternative revenue for innovative educational programs, while also helping participating businesses receive substantial state tax credits. This money goes toward the elementary schools hands-on science program and balanced literacy level library. Businesses can receive a tax credit equal to 75 percent of its contribution, with a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year.
Additional General McLane Foundation programs include the Student Assistance Program, the Academic Awards Banquet, the Hill Music Endowment and the newly-created ‘M’ Fund, which was created in honor of John J. Marszalek for his dedicated service to the GMHS music program.