• Deadline extended: Make a difference in schools as LPEF Executive Director

    Are you passionate about supporting public schools? Would you like to make a difference by helping teachers and other educators enhance the education of young people through grants and other programs? Then consider joining a growing and vibrant nonprofit organization as Executive Director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). The Executive Director reports […]

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  • LPEF Executive Director David Stoeffler leaving after seven years of successful leadership

    David Stoeffler, executive director of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, is resigning from his position, effective Sept. 30, 2021. A search for his successor will begin immediately. Stoeffler will be leaving La Crosse to become the Chief Executive Officer of a new nonprofit being formed in Springfield, Missouri, where he was executive editor of […]

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  • Board of Education member joins LPEF Board

    Annie Baumann, elected in April to the Board of Education for the School District of La Crosse, has joined the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. She will serve as an ex officio member of the LPEF Board, replacing Brad Quarberg, who served six years as the representative from the Board of Education. […]

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  • Teacher, cook, and teacher assistant receive “Shining Stars” recognition grants

    A teacher who shows how much “she adores her kids,” a cook who “keeps not only bellies full but hearts full, too” and a teacher assistant who works with “a special kind of grace” have been honored with special grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Honored in surprise visits on Monday were: […]

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  • Your feedback needed on LPEF and priorities

    We would love your feedback and need your help in setting priorities for the future of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Please follow this link to take a short survey. Every two years, the LPEF Board of Directors re-evaluates its Strategic Plan with an eye on how to best fulfill our mission and strengthen […]

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  • LPEF announces $400,000 campaign for Random Acts of Kindness endowment

    Schoolchildren with basic needs for clothing, school supplies, eyeglasses, hygiene supplies or help affording fees for field trips will benefit from a new endowment fund created by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). For more than 20 years, LPEF has provided Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) funds to La Crosse public schools, allowing school […]

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  • Longfellow teacher joins LPEF Board

    A Longfellow Middle School teacher is the latest new member elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Xeng Lee is a sixth- and seventh-grade Health teacher at Longfellow Middle School. Growing up in Green Bay, Xeng received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and has now […]

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  • Parents, educators among 3 new members of LPEF Board

    Three parents – two with extensive background in education – have been elected to serve on the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Andrew Borgert is a data scientist in the Department of Medical Research at the Gundersen Medical Foundation.  He has two daughters in the La Crosse school district, and his wife […]

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  • Remembering Susan T. Hessel: Proceeds from book to benefit LPEF

    LPEF lost a great friend and former Board member in June with the passing of Susan Hessel, who died of breast cancer at the age of 67. Friends donated more than $1,000 to LPEF in memory of Sue, who was a strong advocate for public education, for teachers, for reading and writing, and for kindness. […]

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  • Logan teacher assistant joins LPEF Board

    A teaching assistant at Logan High School is the newest member elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Byron Holz has been a teaching assistant for the LaCrossroads program at Logan High School for the last five years. Before returning to the area to care for elderly parents, he taught seventh […]

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