The Distinguished Friend Award is bestowed annually upon an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the mission and vision of the Foundation.

Lisa Pardo
2024 GCEF Distinguished Friend

Lisa has served on the GCISD Board of Trustees for 20 years. Four of those year’s serving as President. She joined the GCEF board in 2022 and is currently the VP of the Scholarships and Grants Committee. Although her children are grown, Lisa continues to serve the community. She has always believed in having a purpose in life that betters and benefits others.

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