In 2007, Maureen and Robert Freedland established this endowed fund in memory of their families and all others who perished in the Holocaust.
The fund has been established for the benefit of La Crosse Public School District students to advance their understanding of the “Shoah,” the systematic genocide against the Jewish people and other “undesirable” groups targeted for destruction by the Nazi regime in World War II.
Priority is given to educational activities concentrating on the Shoah but related topics may be considered as long as a connection to the Shoah is maintained.
Grant requests are accepted throughout the year. For more information about applying for a Freedland Fund Shoah Grant click here.
Here are some of the most recent Shoah Studies grants:
- $2,070 to Jeanne Halderson and 7th-grade teachers at Longfellow Middle School to attend the Viterbo University Holocaust Educator Training and to purchase related materials.
- $1,160 to Scott Bagniefski and teachers at Lincoln Middle School to attend the Viterbo Holocaust Educator Training.
- $1,135 to Jill Gorell and the 8th-grade unit at Logan Middle School for purchase of books and support for a presentation by Tim Scott, an attorney and frequent speaker on understanding the Holocaust and how it relates to current events.
- $2,084 to Scott Bagniefski and a team at Lincoln Middle School for purchase of books, a community presentation by Tim Scott and an opportunity for some teachers to attend the Viterbo Holocaust Educator Training.
Other grants in prior years from the Freedland Fund for Shoah Studies have supported projects such as: