The Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation was established in 1991 with a focus on expanding educational opportunities, encouraging life-long learning and promoting school, family, business and community partnerships. To date, the Foundation has contributed more than $1 million to the Grandview Heights City School and Community.

Funds raised for the Foundation come primarily from sponsorships for and ticket sales to the annual Education Foundation Gala. The Gala is a fun event that is enjoyed and supported by the whole community. Following the very successful 2017 Gala, the Foundation was able to approve over $78,000 in grants!  Learn more about the Gala.

In-Kind Donors to the Education Foundation

Special thanks to Teri Alexander, of Alexander Financial Planning, for her long-time financial planning support of the Education Foundation. Alexander Financial Planning is an independent fee-only Registered Investment Advisor providing holistic financial planning and investment management services to individuals, families and non-profit organizations. The firm was established in 1997 by Teri R. Alexander, who has been a resident of Grandview Heights, since 1980. They are located in the heart of Grandview Heights.

Alexander Financial Planning


Thanks also to Mona and Dave Barber, of Hopkins Printing for their generous support of the design and printing needs of the 2016 and 2017 Education Foundation Gala.

The Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation Board of Trustees

Our board of trustees consists of nine members, including a legal advisor and ex-facto members including the Superintendent of Schools and a member of the Grandview Heights School Board. All members of the Board serve as volunteers and work very hard to the build the endowment, choose grants wisely and serve the community.

Board Members

Jeff Greer-President
Farrah Chrstos-Vice President
Kelly Ward-Treasurer
Tom Hayes-Secretary
Tessa Carrel
Nicole Donovsky
Dimitri Hatzifotinos
Gary Heydinger
Mike Leach

Ex-Officio Members

Debbie Brannan-Board of Education Liaison
Andy Culp-School Superintendent
Richard Ross-Legal Advisor