Gardner School Foundation


The Foundation

 The purpose of the Gardner School Foundation is to continue the tradition of excellence in education and community involvement. The foundation seeks to ensure that Gardner’s  students will always have a quality school in their community. It will also help by funding opportunities for educational and recreational enrichment experiences. The experiences can include outdoor and environmental education, enrichment through visual arts, music, performing arts, possible after school programs and weekend activities

The Foundation provides a structure for supporting the Gardner School students. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Additionally, the Foundation enables the community to set priorities for helping the school. It may apply for and receive grants and donations from individuals and organizations that make tax-deductible gifts. The Foundation is managed by a seven-member Board of Directors who serve as volunteers without compensation. The directors represent school employees, both parent, and non-parent members for the community. Current members are:

Sherry Freese, President

Ana Choin, Secretary

Alynne Price

Kindra Vargas

Beatrice Suarez

Pam Levie

Amanda Salas

Contact any of the foundation members with suggestions, or stop by a meeting. They are always open to the community. Meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month but check at the school to determine if the schedule has changed.

Donations are appreciated!

To donate to the Gardner School Foundation, make checks payable to “The Gardner School Foundation” and send it to the Gardner School.

Gardner School P.O. Box 191 Gardner, CO 81040

Your donation is tax-deductible!! The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!



Mr. TireyAlton Tirey

Our foundation is thankful for its first benefactor, Alton Tirey.   We dedicate this page in loving Memory of Alton Tirey. January 30, 2006, was Alton Tirey’s last day of life. He was 99. With his passing went the Tirey name, but not his wishes. Mr. Tirey had many fond memories of his life in Gardner. It was his wish that a strong education remain available to every child in the Gardner area. His generosity along with his request that there always be a school in Gardner was his wish.