The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) relies heavily on contributions from businesses throughout the La Crosse area. Companies large and small have made gifts to support the continuing welfare, creative spirit, and innovative practices that have enriched and encouraged our community’s young minds.

Your company, too, can be a part of this invaluable effort.

Corporate Giving Options

Foundation for Learning Sponsors

Businesses who choose to become a Foundation for Learning Sponsor (giving at least $1,000 annually outside of event sponsorships) receive name and logo recognition in this Corporate Giving section on the LPEF website. They also are recognized by name at least once each year in either our Spring or Fall printed newsletter distributed to about 1,300 households and organizations.

In addition, Foundation for Learning Sponsors automatically receive recognition as a Grant Sponsor at the annual Grants Award Luncheon. This includes major recognition in the program and four tickets to the luncheon.

Foundation for Learning Sponsors giving gifts of $1,500 or more annually automatically become Named Grant Sponsors for the Grants Award Luncheon. A grant is awarded in the name of the organization or business and the investor receives major recognition in the program, plus six tickets to the luncheon.

Our current Foundation for Learning Sponsors include: Altra Federal Credit Union, First Supply/Gerhards, Gillette & Associates CPAs, Independent Cycle & ATV, The Insurance Center, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, Modern Crane Service, Mooresmiles, State Bank Financial and Wells Fargo.


Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic sponsorships

2018 Presenting Sponsor: Dalco


Our annual Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open is a major fundraiser for LPEF and a fun opportunity to spend time with other major supporters and top administrators in the School District of La Crosse. Opportunities range from being a Hole Sponsor ($150) to the Presenting Sponsor ($5,000). Proceeds go to support LPEF programs, including classroom innovation grants and Random Acts of Kindness funds.

The 2018 Presenting Sponsor is Dalco, a leading source of cleaning supplies and other equipment for the School District of La Crosse.

The 2017 Presenting Sponsor was GO Riteway, the District’s transportation provider. Other major sponsors for the 2017 Bowtie Classic included: Festival Foods, Marine Credit Union, Fowler & Hammer, LHI and the Weber Family Foundation, Bray Architects, Lifetouch, Mathy Construction, Coulee Bank, and the La Crosse Tribune.


Grants Award Luncheon sponsorships

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Luncheon Sponsor: Festival Foods

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The annual January Grants Award Luncheon recognizes teachers and other grant recipients who are enriching the lives of students through innovative and creative experiences. Opportunities range from being a Teacher Sponsor ($100) to the Luncheon Sponsor ($5,000).

Named Grant Sponsors ($1,000) will have a grant awarded in the name of the organization or business, plus receive major recognition in the program and on the LPEF website. In addition, the sponsor receives six tickets to the luncheon.

Grant Sponsors ($500) receive major recognition in the program and on the LPEF website. In addition, the sponsor receives four tickets to the luncheon.

Other major sponsors for 2018 include: Fowler & Hammer, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, Gundersen Health System, Trust Point, Coulee Bank, Mathy Construction, LHI, Dairyland Power Cooperative, Rachel Gundersen, State Bank Financial, Wells Fargo, Independent Cycle & ATV, Modern Crane Service, Mooresmiles, Altra Federal Credit Union, Borton Construction, News 8 WKBT, Kaplan Professional Education, Xcel Energy, US Bank, Complete Control, First Supply/Gerhards, and The Insurance Center.


Digital Sponsor


This sponsorship is offered exclusively to one Corporate Investor at an annual investment of $2,500. The sponsorship includes name and logo recognition on each page of the LPEF website and annually in our printed newsletter. In addition, LPEF will promote the sponsor through its Facebook page by sharing (at least twice monthly) social media posts made by the sponsor. For more information, contact Executive Director David Stoeffler at

Other giving options

For other online giving options, including memorial gifts, a gift in honor of a teacher or colleague, or to support one of our endowment funds, please visit our online donation page.