Make a difference for young people today and in the future!

You can help bring the mission of La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) to life when you believe in possibilities — the possibilities of a strong education, creative opportunity, and the potential of our children.

Volunteers and donors like you help make these possibilities a reality every day! Find more information in this section on how you can make a difference.

Who gives to LPEF? — Read about other donors and learn about the sources of funding for LPEF.

Why give to LPEF? Support a School. Raise a Community. Learn about the impact LPEF has on La Crosse public schools and the quality of life in our community.

Ways to give now — Explore options for gifts of cash, credit and other ways to support our daily and annual needs.

Ways to give later — Include LPEF in your estate planning and leave a legacy to La Crosse schools and your community.

Thank you!

Generosity from educators, parents, friends, businesses and other nonprofit organizations helps to make Gold Star Grants, Random Acts of Kindness, and LPEF’s other programs possible.  

Every gift to LPEF is promptly acknowledged via letter or electronic communication.  We do not typically publish lists of donors, but provide specific recognition to our corporate partners and to those who sponsor events, such as our annual Bowtie Classic Golf Outing or Grants Award Luncheon. Other donations may be recognized — for instance, if the gift is designated for a specific purpose, or is made as a tribute or memorial to another person.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Nell Saunders-Scott at 608-787-0226 or email: