Vision StatementEducation

All residents will have access to educational resources that provide opportunity for success, thus sustaining a productive and participatory community.

Mission Statement

Coordinate efforts to provide educational resources, ensuring opportunities for learners of all ages.

Focus of the Education CAB

To develop appropriate scholarship, grants, endowments and other vehicles that will provide access to educational and learning opportunities for all people of the greater peninsula region served by the GGHF.

2019 Education CAB Members
  • Joel Wingard, GGHF President and Students of Distinction ChairSOD 2014
  • Dr. Julie Ann Gustanski, Resource Dimensions
  • Leslie Harbaugh, Peninsula School District Board
  • Laurel Schultz, Communities in Schools of Peninsula
  • Colleen Speer, Communities in Schools of Peninsula
  • Kathy Weymiller, Peninsula School District, Community Outreach



The GGHF understands that the importance of education is found in every facet of community life. There is a direct link between success and quality education. Vibrant communities offer a wide variety of quality public and private school options, enabling educated and involved citizens, efficient and productive work places, and a stable and sustainable economy.

Education provides knowledge of the world around us. It helps us formulate opinions and develop points of view about the people, places, and things in life. Education makes us capable of interpreting our community life. It is not just about lessons in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life. Education is important because it equips humans with the ideas needed to make our dreams come true. It opens doors to brilliant career opportunities. Education is life.