Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • New LPEF endowment to support grants for arts and humanities

    A new endowment fund will give teachers in the School District of La Crosse an incentive to develop innovative programs in the arts and humanities. Rachel Gundersen, a retired school psychologist and former president of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF), has established an endowment through

  • Pelli Lee elected to LPEF Board

    A Logan High graduate who has been active in the local Hmong community has been elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Pelli Lee is the youth outreach and transition coordinator for WisCorps, a nonprofit conservation corps providing life and employment skills for youth and young

  • Photo Gallery: 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2018 Grants Award Luncheon at — The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Festival Foods.  

  • Closed (partial funding): Spence Read-a-Thon to fund school projects

    Summary: Help Spence Elementary celebrate the joy of reading and raise money for important school projects supported by the Spence PTO. Goal: $3,000   •   Amount Raised: $615 in online donations, plus other donations accepted at the school   •   School: Spence Elementary School           About Our Project: On March 2, Spence Elementary students will celebrate

  • Schools raise $13,463 in 2017 through LPEF’s

    La Crosse public schools and community groups working with the schools raised $13,463 for education projects in 2017 through the LPEF Support-a-School crowdfunding program. Donors supported a wide variety of projects, ranging from “Unity” T-shirts for students at Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary, to equipment to help Central High students build flag

  • “Community Schools: Engaging Families, Meeting Needs” set as theme for 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    Annual recognition program for grant recipients set for Jan. 22, 2018 Tickets are $25 and RSVPs are due Jan. 12 for luncheon More than 80 educators who have received grants and awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will be honored this year at our annual Grants Award Luncheon,

  • Nearly $42,000 awarded in grants to La Crosse schools

    LPEF awards 32 ‘Gold Star Grants’ supporting innovation in classrooms Projects in nearly every curriculum area – including teaching about local history, helping students create mosaics for a school garden, and building a portable desalinization machine — are among 32 grants totaling $41,935 announced Dec. 6 by the La Crosse

  • Two new members elected to LPEF Board

    Two community activists and parents of children in La Crosse schools have been elected to three-year terms on the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Katie Berkedal is the fund allocation manager at Gundersen Medical Foundation. She is a Central High School graduate and received her bachelor’s degree

  • UPDATED: 7 Rivers students raise $960 to help the homeless in La Crosse

    Summary: Students from 7 Rivers Community High School are raising money to create care packages for the homeless in La Crosse. Goal: $5,000   •   Amount raised: $960 including $500 in online donations   •   School: 7 Rivers Community High School                   About Our Project: ​To help the

  • Logan High Pride of the North Side Marching Band benefits from new Quarberg endowment

    The Logan High School Pride of the North Side Marching Band will be the beneficiaries of a new endowment fund established by Brad and Gail Quarberg. The Quarberg Family Pride of the North Side Endowment is being funded through a multi-year gift to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The