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Major Gift Celebration




The Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation (GHMCEF), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, has gifted Grandview Heights Schools with a generous donation of $200,000 to help fund enhancements in the form of an outdoor discovery space at Larson Middle School as part of the Grandview Heights School District’s comprehensive capital improvement project.  A formal presentation was made at the January 12, 2022, Grandview Heights Schools Board of Education meeting.  GHMCEF President Nicole Donovsky made the presentation with several members of the Foundation Board present.

This gift is made possible by combining local contributions and interest accumulated from the Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation’s Endowment fund. The GHMCEF Endowment is a valuable resource that provides sustainable funding for educational opportunities in the community, which has been especially needed during the COVID-19 pandemic when traditional fundraising options have been limited.

“The GHMCEF is committed to expanding educational opportunities in our community, and the outdoor discovery space will enable Grandview Heights students to learn beyond the borders of their classroom. The last two years have underscored the importance of our outdoor environments,” said Nicole Donovsky, GHMCEF president. “In recognition of the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, we are thrilled to help create this space not only for our students but for the entire Grandview Heights and Marble Cliff community as well.”

The outdoor discovery space will provide students and teachers with collaborative learning spaces, updates to the play structures, and exploration opportunities with nature in an interactive, hands-on outdoor learning environment. The public space also provides welcomed outdoor seating and play space for the community. Construction will begin in first quarter 2023 and completion is anticipated by August 2023 as part of Phase 3 of the overall construction plan.

“We are extremely appreciative of the generosity of the Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation,” said Kevin Guse, Grandview Heights Schools board member.

“This donation will have such a positive impact on the outdoor learning experience of our students through play, exploration and collaboration for generations to come,” added Superintendent Andy Culp.


About the Grandview Heights Marble Cliff Education Foundation

GHMCEF 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 $1.5 million to the Grandview Heights Schools and community.