Cornerstone Society


As Global Village Project’s major giving circle,

Cornerstone Society is made up of individuals who offer themselves as an invaluable, sustaining resource for the school. Cornerstone Members pledge a significant three-year commitment to ensure a foundation of support that is vital to GVP's ongoing programs. This three-year pledge parallels a student's time at GVP, supporting the education that sets her up for success in high school and beyond.

The Cornerstone Commitment
  • Minimum gift pledge of $5,000 per year for the next three fiscal years (August 1 - July 31).
  • Pledges can be fulfilled through direct “cash” donations, IRA distributions &  stock donations, donor advised/family foundation gifts, and the purchase of auction items, paddle raise donations, seat & table purchases, and cash sponsorships at GVP's annual events: Tribute to Education and the Global Village Welcome Walk.
  • New or renewing Cornerstone Members will complete a pledge form provided by GVP Development Staff, indicating their annual commitment for the three-year period.
  • The Cornerstone gift commitment does not include in-kind donations or funds contributed via the Georgia Tax Credit Program (Apogee Scholarship Fund).

Cornerstone Members are some of the leaders of our community, donating not only their finances, but often their time and energy as well. We are deeply honored by their investment in GVP’s vision of ensuring that all refugee girls have access to the education necessary to pursue their dreams.

If you would like more information about joining Cornerstone Society, please contact our Director of Development, Erin Alred, at

“Many children around the world do not have the freedom to get an education. I never had the opportunity to go to school when I was in Somalia. There was always some kind of war going on, and we were always moving from place to place. Everything changed when I came to the United States. I was almost 12 years old and I didn’t even know how to write my own name. Today I am amazed at how much I have achieved. I can see that I will have a bright future, filled with hope and accomplishment because of my dedication to education.”


Nura Mohamed, GVP Alumna & Georgia Perimeter College student