Who We Are
The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public charity established to help Charleston-area students with physical disabilities reach their educational goals.
Gavalas kolanko Foundation Has Raised More Than $1,200,000 towards the support of Scholarships
Since 1999, Mr. Gavalas and Dr. Kolanko came together determined to assist local students attend college and achieve their dreams through a scholarship program.
The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation members strive to assist students with their secondary educational costs, and increase support and awareness of their needs.
“The Foundation’s involvement with our students and the community is very special. Students don’t get a check and then disappear. They get involved in the Foundation’s work and participate in many of their activities. People at the Foundation are passionate about improving the lives of our students and helping to make a difference in the world. My thanks to all of you.”George Benson