Annual Fundraising Gala: Please Support Our Mission

NHS Foundation for Excellence Gala

Crowne Plaza Atlanta NE - Norcross 6050 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Norcross, GA

Friday, April 19, 2024

7:00pm - Hall of Fall Induction Ceremony

7:30-10:00pm - Gala Reception

 8:30pm - Live Auction Begins

Wish Bricks will be available to fund specific academic, arts, and athletic needs and to provide unique learning opportunities for students to reach beyond the traditional curriculum. When you become a Challenger or buy Wish Bricks, you FUND THE FUTURE!

The silent and live auctions are additional ways the Gala raises money to support Norcross High School. The Gala committee is actively seeking donations and sponsorships.  If you are willing to help us ask local businesses for donations,  please email [email protected].  

Hall of Fame

The NHS Foundation established the Hall of Fame to recognize outstanding members of our community who have made significant contributions to Norcross High School and the community. Please join the Foundation for Excellence in congratulating our Hall of Fame honorees. Each year, Hall of Fame honorees are inducted at our Gala.
2024 Honorees
Kirk Barton
Kirk Barton was hired to teach and coach at Norcross High School in 1999.  At the time Coach Barton taught Health and PE, and coached football and girls track.  In 2007 he took over as Activities and Athletic Director.  In 2008 Coach Barton became a full-time administrator and ended his…
Lynne Z Kliesrath
Lynne Zickel Kliesrath began volunteering at Walnut Grove Elementary in 1996 when her oldest daughter started kindergarten.  She continued to be an active volunteer in the Collins Hill cluster until her twin daughters graduated in 2010.  She served on all three schools’ PTA Executive Boards and their School Councils.  Among…
Weare Gratwick
Weare Gratwick has over 35 years of banking experience and has served as a community leader in Peachtree Corners for over 25 years. Currently, Weare is the Gwinnett Market President for Tandem Bank in Peachtree Corners and serves as the Vice Mayor on the City Council of Peachtree Corners. Weare…
Past Honorees
Tracy O'Leary
Tracy and her husband Pat have enjoyed living in Peachtree Corners for 28 years and, with their three children (Michael 30, Colin 28 & Maggie 22), celebrated over 20 years of “first days” in the Norcross Cluster schools.  Living in a community that has given so much to her family,…
Jeff Holcombe
Jeff Holcombe, the son of a Navy veteran, has lived in many places across the US including Florida, Michigan, and New York. He settled in Peachtree Corners in 2000 and found a home with friends, family, Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, and a school he loves. Jeff developed a devotion for…
Corey Richardson
Corey Richardson has been teaching and coaching in the Norcross cluster for over 21 years.  He began his teaching career at Summerour Middle School where he served for 1.5 years before he transferred to Norcross.   For the past 19 years, Corey has been teaching Health and coaching at Norcross.  Since…

Brick Fundraising

When you hear the Foundation refer to bricks, they are not talking about the kind you purchase at a home improvement store. Instead, Foundation Wish Bricks build our school in an educational sense. Gala attendees notice a display of written items. These items represent Wish Bricks submitted by teachers for unfunded items that aid them in student education. Gala patrons are invited to purchase these Wish Bricks,  prices vary per item.

Teacher Wish Bricks are one of the ways the NHSFE Gala supports teacher requests to enhance the classroom experience. They provide unique learning opportunities that reach beyond the traditional curriculum.




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