Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • 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.

  • LPEF joins District to salute 39 retirees with combined 904 years of service to La Crosse public schools

    Download a flyer and donation form to honor a retiree.     The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) is pleased to join with the School District of La Crosse in saluting 39 retiring teachers, administrators, teacher assistants, cooks and others who are ending a career of service to students. Some

  • Join us May 7 for Thank a Teacher Day

    Teachers, cooks, custodians, nurses and other staff deserve our thanks every day, but LPEF brings some extra attention — and treats — to school staff with our annual Thank a Teacher Day. This year’s event will be held before school on Tuesday, May 7 as volunteers organized by LPEF will

  • Outdoor experiences, virtual reality system top list of $36,384 in Gold Star Grants

    Funding for snowshoes, equipment for a field research camp and money to provide a full-day of outdoor experiences for special education students are among 24 grants totaling more than $36,000 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the latest Gold Star Grants are projects for virtual

  • Closed (partial funding): Help the Logan High InvenTeam travel to MIT

    Summary: The Logan InvenTeam is raising funds to cover travel expenses to go to MIT in June 2019 to demonstrate their invention – an energy management system for prosthetic limbs. The invention will convert kinetic energy produced during limb use into sustainable energy. Initial funds raised will go toward travel expenses