Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • RAK in 2021-22 School Year

    Random Acts of Kindness: Students at School, Ready to Learn   RAK Use During 2021-22 School Year School staff connected students and families to over $32,000 in RAK funds 300 transactions averaging $96.50 Total spending has been steady during recent 3 school years.   Community Support for RAK Our community

  • Gold Star Grants in Action

    Gold Star Grants are awarded in December and April each school year and in the 2021-22 school year over $80,000 in grants were funded. The majority of these project are put into action between September – May when most SDLC schools are in session. But with robust summer school schedules

  • LPEF welcomes Amy McKnight, Operations Coordinator

    La Crosse Public Education Foundation is pleased to welcome Amy McKnight as our new Operations Coordinator.  Amy joins LPEF with a passion for public education, a background in accounting, and nonprofit work experience. Amy moved to La Crosse from Chicago in 2011, where she worked in development with a variety

  • Support public education as LPEF’s part-time Operations Coordinator

    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? Consider joining La Crosse Public Education Foundation as Operations Coordinator.  The part-time Operations Coordinator position reports to the LPEF

  • Support Central Debate Team’s Trip to Nationals!

    Summary: You can help the La Crosse Central Debate Team cover travel and competition expenses to participate in the 2022 National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament in Louisville Kentucky! Project Goal: $2,500   •   School: Central High School   •   Sponsor Name: Benjamin Hamburger    •   Project Dates: 5/17/2022 –

  • 2022 Thank a Teacher Day!

      La Crosse Public Education Foundation coordinated a simultaneous Thank-a-Teacher celebration in each School District of La Crosse building to say “thank you” to teachers, administrators, and support staff through the District. Before school began on Tuesday, volunteers organized by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will make special deliveries

  • Gold Star Grants Awarded – $34,156 for 20 projects that will improve reading skills, promote social and emotional learning, and more.

    LA CROSSE, WI, April 12, 2022 – Made possible through generous community support, La Crosse Public Education Foundation is proud to support students and teachers at every grade level in the La Crosse schools with Gold Star Grants this spring. Funded projects provide students a chance to learn new skills,

  • Grants Award Luncheon to be held virtually

      Celebrate with us!  We’re recognizing the creativity of teachers, students, and learning partners in the District, and the generosity of community sponsors during our Grants Award Program. Friday, January 14 The program will now be held virtually, beginning at 11:30 am, with a pre-program slideshow starting at 11:15. Email

  • La Crosse Public Education Foundation selects new Executive Director

    LA CROSSE, Wis., (December 21, 2021) – The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Nell Saunders-Scott has been selected as the new LPEF Executive Director. Saunders-Scott most recently served as the Fund Development Director at The Parenting Place in La Crosse. She brings


    LA CROSSE, WI, December 7, 2021 – The generous support of community donors will offer students at every grade level in La Crosse schools a chance to learn new skills and expose them to new ideas — everything from traditional Hmong music, creating an outdoor classroom, to using photography to