GROTON -- Groton Community School recently launched the Forward Motion Campaign to raise $3.85 million to renovate and expand its 35-year old school building. To boost fundraising efforts, a generous group of donors has issued a Matching Gift Challenge.

Through Oct. 15, the donors will match dollar-for-dollar any gifts or pledges to sign up to $30,000. For the school, this could mean as much as $60,000 toward the Forward Motion Project.

Caroline Bouris and Stacie Moeser shared their perspectives as past GCS parents and board members, and now as Forward Motion Committee members. "It is an exciting time at GCS with plans to grow and enhance our facilities. To date we have raised $2.3 million of the $3.85 million goal," Bouris said.

This campaign is separate from the Annual Fund, which helps close the gap between tuition and operational expenses in the nonprofit budget each year.

Moeser added, "We need the community's help! To fully leverage the Matching Gift Challenge, we need to raise $30,000 in gifts and pledges by Oct. 15.

A gift or pledge -- up to $30,000 -- before October 15, will be doubled. And if your employer matches your gift, your donation could be doubled twice!"

Please visit Groton Community School's campaign website (www.gcsforwardmotion.org) to make a gift or pledge, or mail your donation to Groton Community School, Forward Motion Campaign, 110 Boston Road, Groton, 01450.


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Interested community members are invited to become "Insiders" and receive ongoing updates about our expansion project on this website, as well. For more than seven decades, GCS has welcomed and served young children and their families from Groton and the surrounding communities. From its founding, the school's mission has been to provide the most positive first school experience for children and their families.

At the same time, GCS teachers are committed to instilling in young children the values of kindness and caring for others, community awareness, and good citizenship. For information about Forward Motion or any of Groton Community School's programs, visit www.grotoncommunityschool.org or call 978-448-6179.