Gifted Resource Council is a not-for-profit education agency serving the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Gifted Resource Council’s mission is to bring together the resources of the community, the schools and parents to help bright and talented children achieve their potential.

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How We Serve




School Districts




“My child loves GRC! It’s an opportunity for her to be challenged while learning and having fun. GRC offers opportunities she doesn’t really have at school. Attending GRC has also boosted her confidence.”


“Light bulbs, smiles, looks of incredulity. GRC allows students to dig deeply into topics they care about (and topics they didn’t even know they cared about). GRC revitalizes me.”


“GRC was one of the best things to ever happen to me. I attended for 7 years from age 7-14. GRC gave me, the weird smart girl in my parochial school, a safe place to blossom and grow. I genuinely believe that I wouldn’t be who I am today without GRC.”


Discover Our Programs

Gifted Resource Council Learning Labs


Gifted Resource Council Summer Camps


Gifted Resource Council Academic Challenge Cup


Laura Falk, M.Ed.

Executive Director

Laura brings more than 25 years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. Laura has worked in public and independent schools for almost 20 years, as well as nine years in nonprofit organizations. She has bachelors degrees in English and Theatre from Vanderbilt University and her masters in education from Southern Oregon University.

“As someone involved in education and organizations serving youth for my entire professional career, I particularly understand the importance of programs that address the needs and challenges of bright and talented children, as well as for their parents and teachers.”

She goes on to say, “Both my sons greatly enjoyed Equations competitions, and my younger son also participated in Creative Convention, Saturday Learning Labs, and Summer Academies. So I have seen—both as a parent and an educator—what a powerful presence GRC provides to bright and gifted students in the community..”

Outside of work, Laura can be found hiking, quilting, reading and doing word puzzles.

Megan Barr

Office Manager

Megan provides the delightful voice on the phone when someone calls GRC. She’s also a whiz with spreadsheets and databases and keeps the logistics side of the office humming. Her previous experience includes work as a technology trainer and administrative assistant at NESI, and the UMSL Computer Education and Training Center. Outside of work, Megan is a writer, crafter, and keeper of two wonderful cats, Loki and Freya.

Megan Barr

Marla Dell


Marla is GRC’s keeper of all things financial since 1995. Marla also provides the institutional knowledge in our tiny office, as she’s been involved with GRC since her son was a participant. Marla won the Gifted Association of Missouri 2001 Parent Award for her contributions to gifted education in Missouri. Marla can also often be found volunteering at her church, gardening, and playing with her new kitten Bubba.

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Stock Gifts

Contact your financial advisor and provide the information below to ensure a quick and accurate transfer of funds:

  • GRC’s broker: First Clearing Corp., Wells Fargo Advisors
  • D.T.C. #: 0141
  • Account #: 5580-7980
  • Account Name: Gifted Resource Council
  • Contact Name: Ray Palmer
  • Phone: 636-530-3401

Notify GRC of your intent to make a gift of stock, with the following information to Laura Falk, Executive Director, at 314.962-5920 or

  • Donor’s name
  • Name of the stock being transferred
  • Number of shares transferred
  • Transaction date
  • Name of your financial advisor or bank handling the transfer