Refund and Payment/Donation Policies

Thank you for reviewing our Refund and Payment/Donation Policies. You agree to pay the full amount designated when making each online payment or donation.

Class/Camp Tuition Payments:
Summer Academies: If camper withdraws before May 10, 2024, fees are refundable except $25 application fee. Between May 10 and June 10, 50% of fees may be refunded. No refunds are made after camp starts on June 10.  Special circumstances, like medical emergencies, will be considered. Payment must be made in full before the first day of camp.

Learning Labs: Tuition is refundable (minus a $15 withdrawal fee) for classes dropped more than two weeks before the start date. Special circumstances, like medical emergencies, will be considered. Payment must be made in full before the first day of classes.

Cancellations: In the event that enrollment does not reach the required minimum students or circumstances arise beyond GRC’s control, GRC reserves the right to cancel a class/camp. Students will be notified, and a suitable replacement class/camp will be recommended. If no replacement can be settled upon, GRC will refund your tuition fees in full, less any non-refundable fees.

Online Donations:
After submitting the payment information to Gifted Resource Council you waive the right to dispute the amount, charges, or payment method submitted by you. No refund, partial or whole, will be given once a transaction has been made and/or processed. Once a transaction is made, it is non-refundable and non-transferable. Recurring monthly donations may be adjusted or canceled by contacting the GRC office at (314) 962-5920.

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