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BENEFIT DINNER

We had another great event this year featuring Dana Perino!  Ms. Perino even gave GCS a "shout out" on the Fox News show, The Five, during the "One More Thing" segment (11-16-21).  We greatly appreciate Dana Perino's willingness to be a part of the GCS story and helping share that story with so many more!  

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The GCS Annual Benefit Dinner began in the fall of 2008 and quickly became our largest fundraiser.  Not only is this a great night of entertainment, but it is a time for the community to learn about Georgia Christian School through videos, student performances, and interactions with student ambassadors, faculty, staff, and the Board of Directors.  Several GCS alumni have used this opportunity to get together by purchasing a table.  Make your plans now to be at this year's Benefit Dinner! 

GCS Benefit Dinner Speaker by year:

  • 2008-Charlie Ward
  • 2009-Tim McCormick
  • 2010-Dale Murphy
  • 2011-Mike Huckabee
  • 2012-Laura Bush
  • 2013-Terry Bradshaw
  • 2014-George W. Bush
  • 2015-Vince Gill
  • 2016-Bill O'Reilly
  • 2017-Lou Holtz
  • 2018-Brian Kilmeade
  • 2019-Jack Nicklaus
  • 2020-Honoring Local Heroes (Appreciation Boxes to First Responders)
  • 2021-Dana Perino

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GCS Honoring Heroes Video!

Although we could not have our traditional Benefit Dinner, our Benefit Dinner Committee and Board decided to pivot in 2020 due to the pandemic.  Why not have an event that was safe, created a service opportunity for our students, still raise funds for our school, and show appreciation for our local heroes?  After throwing ideas around, the Honoring Our Local Heroes event was born!  We made "appreciation boxes" for our local heroes (i.e. hospital workers, Moody AFB personnel,  law enforcement personnel and firefighters). Our entire school could either make a small monetary donation or bring in a specific item with a local flavor.  The High School Interact Club would take these items and put them together in boxes on December 7, "the day that will live in infamy."  The following day, the boxes were delivered to the local hospital, city and county law enforcement, GA State Patrol, and city and county law enforcement.  Delivery to Moody AFB was completed a few days later.  In addition, several boxes were sent to a Veteran's Home in Lake City, FL, with the District Governor of the Valdosta Rotary Club.  How successful was this project?  The goal was to sell eighty boxes.  However, because of the outpouring of local support along with many of our usual sponsors, we were able to deliver one hundred thirteen boxes to our local heroes!  Thank you to all who made this such a win-win-win event for 2020.  We already have our speaker secured as we transfer back to a normal Annual Benefit Dinner in 2021.  Check out the video above that highlights the impact of this event!