Donate to GELF

  • Thank you to all who supported the 2019 GELF benefit dinner!  We raised more than $54,000 to support life-changing student scholarships! Thanks to these funds, we supported 34 students last year with more than $70,000 to go to 13 different countries!

  • A very special thank you to our 2019 dinner and auction sponsors: 


    Global Citizen Sponsor: Samuel Adams® 
    Friend of GELF Sponsor: Village Bank
    Table Sponsors: Newton Chinese Language School, Newton Community Education


    Gregory Drake & Family, Thomas MacIntyre, Michael Kozuch & Family, Yasmin Dalton, Adriana Kopinja, Vani Sayeed, Studio Eleven, Laura Holt, Hipstitch, Claire Ryan-Robertson, The Paper Mouse Atelier, Julie Sall, Vani Sayeed, Jocelyn Chemel, Hipstitch, Wegmans, Karen Leeds, Dawn Davis Elements, Comedor, Claire and Jim Robertson, Russo's, Elizabeth Stahl, Debra Nemetz, Ross Rossover, Jamie Kaknes and Heidi Kertatos, Aji's Sushi, Jennifer Price & Katya Salkever, Artitudes, Boca Bella, Antoines, Icing on the Cake, Little Big Diner, Biltmore, Sycamore, Karen Leeds, The Silver Woman, Shaws, Whole Foods, Susan Cassidy, Greentail Table, Fiorella's, Blacker's, Brewer's Coalition, Bills Pizza, Los Amigos, Comella's, West St., Folklorica, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Shannon Slattery, Finagle a Bagel, TheatreInk, SouthStage, Down Under Yoga, Stop and Shop, Helena Han, Ross Ozer


more ways to contribute

  • Want to help with our fall benefit dinner? We would love your help.

    • Volunteer your time
    • Donate an auction or raffle item
    • Make a monetary donation
    • Sponsor a teacher to attend the dinner ($100/person)
    • Become a corporate sponsor or table sponsor

    Let us know how you would like to help by emailing GELF Manager Samantha Mandel at

    For online monetary donations: 

    Please use the button above and add any special instructions in the comments.

    For check donations: 

    Check should be payable to the "Newton Schools Foundation" with "GELF" on the memo line and mailed to:

    Newton Schools Foundation
    100 Walnut Street
    Newton, MA 02460

    Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please contact: Samantha Mandel (