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Sponsor the Living the Vision Dinner!

Living the Vision Annual Fund Kickoff Dinner (1)

  • ALL sponsorship levels include:

    Reserved seating for you and your guests, opportunities to distribute in-kind giveaways from your company, and signage for your business showing GCCS support.

    Blue & Gold Sponsorship - $7,500
    • Acknowledgement on dinner program (larger size)
    • Company logo and link on GCCS website
    • Acknowledgement in 2018 Annual Report

    Gold Sponsorship - $5,000
    • Acknowledgement on dinner program
    • Company name and link on GCCS website
    • Acknowledgement in 2018 Annual Report

    Blue Sponsorship - $2,500
    • Acknowledgement on dinner program
    • Acknowledgement on GCCS website
    • Acknowledgement in 2018 Annual Report

    White Sponsorship - $1,000
    • Acknowledgement on dinner program
    • Acknowledgement in 2018 Annual Report

  • ** If sponsorship is at the Blue & Gold level, please send a jpeg of your Logo to or upload it here.
  • Please send checks to:
    Gardere Community Christian School
    Attn: Nancy Zito
    8538 GSRI Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA 70810
  • Please click the "Donate" button in the navigation bar on the top right hand corner of this page to submit your sponsorship donation with a credit card.

Join Us for our Living the Vision 2016 Annual Fund Kickoff Dinner

We invite you to join us as we celebrate “Living the Vision” at our Annual Fund Kickoff Dinner. The dinner will be held Tuesday, September 27th at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. Doors will open at 6:30PM and the program will begin promptly at 7:00PM.

Since beginning six years ago as a tutoring program in the fall of 2009, wonderful transformations and growth have occurred. We have much to celebrate as we look forward to another exciting and enriching year for our students and those called to serve at Gardere Community Christian School. Please respond below.





On Tuesday, April 12th, we hosted our 1st Annual “Rock Star for Education” go-kart fundraiser at Rock Star Racing in Baton Rouge. This year’s event brought together 15 corporate teams for an exciting afternoon, that included racing, trophies, door-prizes, and an array of savory treats sponsored by local eateries and GCCS families.

CONGRATULATIONS to Westgate Electrical and Instrumentation for taking home 1st place, with Patriot Industries and Cajun Constructors following closely behind with 2nd and 3rd place prizes respectively.

THANK YOU to all of our ROCK STAR Sponsors!

Cajun Constructors (Title and Teams Sponsor)

ISC Contractors (Event and Team Sponsor)
ESPN 104.5 (Event and Team Sponsor)
Performance Contractors (Event Sponsor)

Contractors Supply & Equipment Co. (Team Sponsor)
Dolese Bros. Co. (Team Sponsor)
Fabricated Steel Products (Team Sponsor)
MMR Group (Team Sponsor)
Patriot Industries (Team Sponsor)
Quality Concrete Group (Team Sponsor)
Simmons Railroad Group (Team Sponsor)
Sorrento Lumber Company Inc. (Team Sponsor)
Trade Construction (Team Sponsor)
United Rentals (Team Sponsor)
Westgate Electrical and Instrumentation (Team Sponsor)

Chicken Shack (Lunch Sponsor)
Chick-fil-A (Lunch Sponsor)
Crispy Catch (Lunch Sponsor)
The Jambalaya Shoppe (Lunch Sponsor)
Louisiana Sugar Refinery (Lunch Sponsor)
Nothing Bundt Cake (Lunch Sponsor)
Rosa Rojo, GCCS Parent (Lunch Sponsor)
Sammy’s Grill (Lunch Sponsor)
Smoothie King (Lunch Sponsor)
Wanda Arnaud, GCCS Grandparent (Lunch Sponsor)

Louisiana Fish Fry (Prize Sponsor)
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers (Prize Sponsor)

Bottom Line Equipment Co. (General Sponsor)
Dr. Richard Wampold DDS (General Sponsor)
Gainey’s Concrete Products (General Sponsor)
Rock Star Racing (General Sponsor)

Team Cajun 1

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Team Cajun 2

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Team Dolese Bros

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Team Fabricated Steel Products

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Team GCCS One Way

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Team ISC


Team MMR


Team Patriot Industries

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Team Quality Concrete Group

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Team Sorrento Lumber Co

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Team Trade Construction

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Team Westgate

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The Winners Circle

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Living The Vision 2015

God is up to something BIG and people are showing up and jumping in!

Gardere Community Christian School’s annual “Living the Vision” dinner was held Tuesday, September 15th at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. Over 300 guests attended, giving of their time, hearts and resources to serve His children in our community. GCCS’s work was presented through video and personal testimonies. Sharing were executive Director Nancy Zito, and talented and dedicated faculty members Paula Walker, Lauren Darden, and Travis Howard. Guests also enjoyed an original poem by GCCS 1st Grader Dereon Ross, praises to the Lord through song from the GCCS Upper-school Choir, and prayers from Rev. Raymond Jetson (Star Hill Church) and Rev. J. Scott Lindsay (South Baton Rouge Presbyterian Church). The stirring evening ended with a call-to-action form GCCS Board Member Ryan Forsthoff. What a great night together!

Thank you to all who joined us. While we are still hearing from attendees and other partners, we have currently raised a total of $142,355 of our $150,000 goal!

Blessed by the open hearts of our community, the generosity of our supporters will be thoughtfully and prayerfully used as we help our students grow into the people God has created them to be. Please continue to pray for our students, faculty, and staff. Our names lifted in prayer is the greatest gift of all.

Thankful for God’s blessings and your support.  See our video and pictures from the event below.