Donor Issues Matching Gift Challenge Up to $1 Million

Released 3-1-16

The GPS Expansion Challenge will expand contributions 2:1 to help further the organization’s mission

Butler, WI—(March 1, 2016)—A friend of GPS has challenged other GPS Education Partners’ friends and alumni with a $1 million matching gift, expanding each donor’s gift starting immediately. The GPS Expansion Challenge was created to help the nonprofit organization raise funds to expand its education model locally, regionally and nationally. Every dollar donated to The GPS Expansion Challenge will be matched 2:1, up to $1 million from now until the end of 2016. Gifts can be made at https://gpsed.thankyou4caring.org.

“GPS Education Partners is experiencing an exciting time as we prepare to expand our reach and give more students the opportunity to engage in our innovative, immersive and hands-on learning environment that leads to success in technical education and careers,” said Stephanie Borowski, president of GPS Education Partners. “We are so grateful for our donors who have and will step up to meet this challenge that supports the GPS mission and vision for the future of our communities.”

There is no minimum level of giving required for the match and all gifts made now and continuing through 2016 are eligible. Donations will be used to support programmatic expenses—as 85 percent of GPS’ revenue is allocated to its program offerings that directly benefit students.

About GPS Education Partners
GPS Education Partners is an innovative education model that prepares and partners high school juniors and seniors with businesses to accelerate technical education and drive success. Students who complete the rigorous program earn their high school diploma and nationally-recognized manufacturing certifications, as well as develop skills for life and experience a career in manufacturing by participating in a hands-on, immersive, blended learning setting in local manufacturing environments. By connecting the students and employers of today with the job opportunities and technology of tomorrow, the organization is revolutionizing how students prepare for a technical career. For more information, visit https://gpsed.org, and follow us and on Facebook and Twitter.

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