Since its inception in 1991, the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation has strived to build an endowment to fund school and community projects. The Endowment is focused on awarding grants for programs that:

  • expand educational opportunities
  • promote school, family, business and community partnerships
  • encourage life-long learning

Gala 2019 Sponsors


Anonymous Family Donation


CardinalHealth, sponsor of the GHMCEF Gala, logo for CardinalHealth

Inline Multimedia Productions logo

Pomante Contractors Inc, sponsor of the GHMCEF Gala, logo of Pomante Contractors



Able AT, GHMCEF Gala Sponsor Logo

Bailey Cavalieri Attorneys at Law, GHMCEF Gala Sponsor Logo

Elford, GHMCEF Gala Sponsor Logo

Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Kathy Greer

Honor Roll

King Business Interiors, GHMCEF Gala Sponsor logo

Dr. Andrew and Dr. Elizabeth Grainger

Merit Roll

Alexander Financial Planning
Mr. Michael & Mrs. Debbie Brannan
Dr. Marcel & Mrs. Chris Casavant
Dr. Jeffrey & Mrs. Farrah Chrstos
Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. Alicia Gaston
Mr. Dimitri & Mrs. Rebekah Hatzifotinos
Mr. Tom & Mrs. Jennifer Hayes
Mr. James & Mrs. Holly Hunt
Mr. Mike & Mrs. Michele Leach
Mr. Stephen & Mrs. Susan Trendy
Mr. Jim & Mrs. Debby Waddell
Wagenbrenner Professional Real Estate Services
Mr. Dave & Mrs. Kelly Ward


Adept Marketing
Columbus Apartment Association
Mr. Don & Mrs. Anna Compton
Mr. Ryan & Mrs. Shelley Duling
Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Kathy Dortmund
Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Kate Fisher
Easton Community Foundation
Four String Brewing Company
Mr. Rob & Mrs. Nicola Hettler
Mr. Mark & Mrs. Kate Kriynovich
Myers Real Estate
PDS Planning, Inc.
Mr. Kent & Mrs. Susan Studebaker
Tri-Village Title Agency


Alexander Financial Planning
Green, A Floral Design Studio
Hopkins Printing
Pure Imagination Chocolatier
Sadie Baby Sweets
Tri-Village Title Agency


First Robotics

$500 Support for the expansion of the district’s First Robotics program.

Hands of Gratitude

$5000 A community and k-12 district wide service learning project for community members, students, teachers and staff to work together on a common goal. Over 250 prosthetic hands were made and donated to children in need around the world.

Ohio Craft Museum Art Studio Classroom

$800 Partnership with the Ohio Craft Museum to expand learning opportunities for young artist in our community.

Summer Reading Program

$3369 Partnership with the Grandview Heights Public Library to help with marketing and incentives for middle age readers participating in the summer reading program.

String Instruments

$11,950 In an effort to support the district’s growing orchestra program, string instruments were purchased, allowing the beginning middle school students to have access to instruments within the school.

Biotechnology Training

$7003 In an effort to improve the learning opportunities of the district’s Biology, Honors Biology and AP Biology students, molecular biology equipment was purchased. This equipment allowed for a more in-depth understanding of DNA and protein analysis.

Stevenson Elementary Performance Space

$18,000 The goal of this grant was to transform the Stevenson Elementary gymnasium into a community thinking and learning space, designed to meet and exceed the needs of a 21st century learner.

Documenting School Architecture

$2895 By bridging photography and AP History curriculums, students will learn the history of district’s architecture while preserving details through photography.

Art of Play

$3700 Cincinnati artist Deb Brod spent two weeks with Stevenson Elementary students as an artist in residence where she instructed the students in playful learning of art.

First Grade Coding

$8000 The world of technology is an integral component of our society today. In conjunction with the district’s 1 to 1 technology initiative, Lego coding equipment was purchased to help our youngest students begin to understand how technology works.

Yearbook Photography Equipment

$1255 The high school yearbook is an opportunity for the students to gain hands on experience in the world of journalism. By combining written words and photography, students are able to capture memories of their high school years.

Salad Bar

$13,500 In support of the district Wellness Program, salad bars were purchased for all three schools. This purchase expanded and improved the lunch offerings for all students district wide.

Cooperative Games

$875. To foster a growth mindset approach to teaching, educational games were purchased for the gifted program at Stevenson Elementary.

Celeste Ng

$5000. The Education Foundation sponsored the Grandview Heights Public Library’s evening with author Celeste Ng.

Author Visit

$700 Award winning and New York Times Best Selling Author, Jason Reynolds, spent the day with Stevenson Elementary and Grandview middle school students sharing his passion of books and writing.

Scholarship Program

In 2019 the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation introduced a new scholarship program. We gave out a total of $25,000 to six students. Congratulations to the winners!

To see all grants awarded, click here.


We keep our Facebook feed up to date so you can see the latest grants, scholarships and more that the GHMCEF is able to share with our schools and students. Thank you for your ongoing support of the foundation.


NEW! Now you can make a donation in honor of a special teacher, coach or staffmember. Once we receive your details, we will add the educator’s name here and we’ll send a letter to the educator letting them know they’ve been honored.

Learn more about how to honor an educator.

Honored Teachers, Coaches and Staff

Steve Hall

  • Lydia McLaughlin

Lydia McLaughlin


Honor a favorite teacher, coach or staffperson.