Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Share love of reading through Library’s “Give-a-Gift” event Nov. 8

    Help instill a love of reading in La Crosse school students at this year’s “Give-a-Gift” event at the La Crosse Public Library on Nov. 8. For the second year, the Library is partnering with the School District of La Crosse and the La Crosse Public Education Foundation to provide books

  • 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

  • Nearly $36,000 raised for LPEF at 7th Bowtie Classic

    A day of fun and fundraising was on tap Saturday, Aug. 31 at the seventh Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open. Nearly $36,000 was raised after expenses as 110 golfers teed off at the event that benefits the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Our 2019 presenting sponsor

  • Tom Thompson, Kelly Krieg-Sigman elected to LPEF Board

    Tom Thompson and Kelly Krieg-Sigman, two community leaders with long records of support for public education, have been elected to the Board of Directors for the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Kelly Krieg-Sigman recently retired after 16 years as director of the La Crosse Public Library, and after more than

  • 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

  • Register now for 2019 Bowtie Classic to be held Aug. 31

    One lucky golfer could win a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback by making a hole in one during the Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open to be held Aug. 31 at Forest Hills Golf Course. Register by July 31 for the early bird rate of $80 per golfer. The

  • 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

  • Amanda Westphal elected to LPEF Board

    A wellness education specialist with Gundersen Health System has been elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Amanda Westphal is a staff member in the Office of Population Health at Gundersen, where she has worked for three years. Her focuses are behavior change for healthier outcomes

  • La Crosse students enjoy enriched experiences due to LPEF grants

    La Crosse school students enjoyed new experiences this spring – from archaeology digs to working with visiting authors and artists — due to grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). “The School District of La Crosse has a motto — ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’ — and our Foundation exists

  • Closed (partial funding): $2,410 raised for La Crosse Central Debate Team

    Summary: Donors provided $2,410 to help the La Crosse Central Debate Team cover travel and competition expenses. Amount raised: $2,410   •   School: Central High School   •   Sponsor Name: Benjamin Hamburger           About My Project: The Central Debate team has a long and proud history of competition in Wisconsin and regional debate.