Supporting Excellence & Innovation in Our Schools
The Gill-Montague Education Fund is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the parents and citizens of the towns of Gill and Montague to support our schools. Its goals are to provide programs and resources for the schools that would enrich the educational opportunities available to students, and to encourage advocacy for public education within the community. 


GMEF Annual Gala Cancelled Due to Death of Philip Bauer

We were deeply saddened by the sudden death of Philip Bauer on November 24, 2020 of stage 4 colon cancer.  The Gill-Montague Education Fund Annual Gala - “The Legend of Johnny Cash” was scheduled to perform on April 20 for the 2020 GMEF Annual Gala.  It had been postponed to 2021 due to the Pandemic.  Philip Bauer was known world-wide as the number one tribute artist of Johnny Cash.   He brought the sound and charisma of ‘The Man in Black” to life in his 90 minute stage show.   W.S. Holland (Johnny Cash’s' only drummer) recognized Philip as “the best I have ever seen."   Our Annual Galas will return when it is safe for everyone to gather.

Because of the Pandemic, the GMEF was unable to raise money with the Gala which results in the support of student enrichment.  Phillips said, the GMEF will continue to award 3 scholarships in June and their annual ‘roses for the seniors’ at graduation.  

Anyone who purchased advanced tickets for the 2020 Gala, may wish to donate their ticket money towards student enrichment. Please contact us via our website: or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We will send you a letter recognizing your 2020 tax deductible contribution.

Patrons must return their tickets to The GMEF – TICKETS, PO Box 383, Turners Falls, MA 01376 for a full refund. 

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Thank you!

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