Grant Funds


The ‘M’ Fund

The ‘M’ Fund is an endowment of the General McLane Foundation created in 2014 by alumni and other supporters to recognize John J. Marszalek for his many years of dedicated service to the GMHS music program.

Marszalek retired last june after 39 years with the District. Under Marszalek’s direction, the General McLane Marching Band grew from 25 students to the largest marching band in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Numerous students have earned the privilege to play in Regional, State and All-Eastern Bands, and the GM Marching Band also took first place on eight occasions in the Open Class at the Lakeshore Marching Band Association Championship. Marszalek also started the Jazz program, which has achieved numerous accolades at various jazz festivals in the tri-state area

The objectives of the ‘M’ Fund are to:
1.  Provide funds to support arts-related events in the GM school district, such as speakers, performers and concerts
2. To allow faculty, staff and students to participate in educational or performance events not otherwise funded by district or booster funds

M’s Retirement Weekend: General McLane Band Supporters and alumni celebrated the GM Music Program and 39 years of music on the occasion of John “M” Marszalek’s retirement with a weekend of performances and social events on June 6-7, 2014. This event included the “Marszalek Experience Tour”, a Jazz Brunch, an alumni reception and a GM Band After-Party.

This is a 100% charitable endowment fund. All donations are fully tax deductible.