Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Thank-a-Teacher celebration goes virtual for 2020

    The buildings in La Crosse public schools may be closed, but schooling continues — through the heroic efforts of teachers, administrators, support staff, cooks and many others. To recognize those efforts, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation is hosting its annual Thank-a-Teacher celebration in a different way this year by

  • Sound studio, “Kindness Week,” and more among 22 Gold Star Grants worth $40,880 awarded by LPEF

    Start-up funding for a sound studio, support for “Kindness Week” activities at two elementary schools, and a grant to create paintings with Hmong culture imagery to be displayed at schools, are among 22 grants totaling nearly $41,000 announced March 17 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Also included

  • 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

  • Mayo physician elected to LPEF Board

    Mark Brumm, a family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, has been elected to serve on the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Mark has worked at Mayo in La Crosse since 1996 after completing his residency at the University of Michigan and medical school

  • North Woods Read-a-Thon raises $285 in online donations to benefit the Amity Intern Program

    Summary: Encourage students at North Woods International School to read and provide fundraising support for the Amity Intern Program through the school’s annual Read-a-Thon, to be held on Thursday, March 5. Goal: $5,000   •   Amount raised online: $285   •   School: North Woods International School             About My Project: 

  • Photo Gallery: 2020 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2020 Grants Award Luncheon at — 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.    

  • Leadership Award renamed to honor Richard Swantz, former superintendent and co-founder of LPEF

    The LPEF Board has renamed its annual Leadership Award in honor of Richard Swantz, the longest serving superintendent of schools in La Crosse history and a co-founder of LPEF, who died Oct. 15, 2019 at the age of 84. Initial awards were made Jan. 21 at the annual Grants Award

  • Online donors provide $621 to support travel and competition expenses for Central High Debate Team

    Online donors have provided $621 to help Central High School raise money to cover travel and competition expenses to provide educational opportunities for the Debate Team, which has seen remarkable growth and success the last couple of years. Original Goal: $5,500   •   Amount raised (after fees): $621   •  

  • 2 parents with passion for schools elected to LPEF Board

    Two parents with a passion for schools and a record of involvement in the community have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Angela Erdenberger is the Credit Analyst Supervisor at Coulee Bank, where she has worked for 18 years. She

  • 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