• Photo Gallery: 2020 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2020 Grants Award Luncheon at — https://lacrosseeducationfoundation.org/awarded-grants/ The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Festival Foods. Thanks to Diane Gebhart, retired teacher and former member of the LPEF Board of Directors, for photography at the luncheon.    

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  • Inclusive projects for arts and athletics among 27 Gold Star Grants awarded by LPEF

    Funding for adaptive athletic equipment, including sport wheelchairs and inclusive cardio fitness machines, are among 27 grants totaling nearly $44,000 announced Dec. 5 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the latest Gold Star Grants are projects to help students learn about local African-American history, to experience virtual reality settings across the globe, […]

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  • Packers Foundation provides $7,000 for Logan High weight room project

    Students at Logan High School are going to see a major upgrade to the school weight room in part due to a recent grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation. The $7,000 grant was obtained by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, working with Logan Activities Director Jordan Gilge. The grant was among 192 — […]

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  • Randy and Lynn Nelson create LPEF endowment fund

    Grants will support physical fitness, servant leadership and character development Superintendent of Schools Randy Nelson and his wife Lynn have announced plans to create an LPEF endowment fund that will generate annual grants to encourage physical fitness, or servant leadership skills and character development. At the District’s annual Back-to-School event Aug. 29, Nelson was joined […]

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  • LPEF grant-writing initiative bringing new funds to District

    Students in the School District of La Crosse are benefiting from a range of opportunities – including family nights, classroom library books, choral risers, wireless microphones and adaptive sports equipment – due to a new fundraising effort by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Since Spring 2018, LPEF has obtained outside private grant funding totaling […]

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  • Recognition for La Crosse teachers and staff funded by new Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson Endowment

    Two La Crosse school teachers were surprise recipients Aug. 29 of school grants supported by a new endowment fund of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The new endowment — created by education-loving community philanthropists Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson — will provide permanent support for recognition programs for teachers and staff in the School […]

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  • Nearly $18,000 added to Swantz Fund, providing perpetual support for teacher training

    A fundraising campaign led by retired Superintendent of Schools Richard Swantz has added almost $18,000 to an endowment fund dedicated to perpetual support for teacher training in the School District of La Crosse. More than 60 donors contributed to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) through the campaign launched last fall. As a result, […]

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  • Brad Quarberg raises $5,037 for LPEF and music education programs

    Music programs in La Crosse public schools will get a major boost due to the fundraising efforts of Brad Quarberg and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra’s “Conductor Wannabe” competition. Quarberg won the chance to conduct “Pomp and Circumstance” at the June 8 concert of the Symphony by finishing in second place in this year’s fundraising […]

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  • Outdoor experiences, virtual reality system top list of $36,384 in Gold Star Grants

    Funding for snowshoes, equipment for a field research camp and money to provide a full-day of outdoor experiences for special education students are among 24 grants totaling more than $36,000 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the latest Gold Star Grants are projects for virtual reality equipment for use at […]

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  • 2019 Grants Award Luncheon: ‘School is a place where lives can be changed,’ speaker says

    About 70 educators honored at 2019 Grants Award Luncheon About 70 educators who have received grants and awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation in the past year were honored Jan. 18, 2019, at LPEF’s annual Grants Award Luncheon. Festival Foods is the presenting sponsor of the Grants Award Luncheon. About 270 people, including […]

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