Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • 99 golfers enjoy beautiful day for Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic; 27 prizes awarded in raffle

    See complete list of raffle prizes and winners We had a terrific day Saturday, Sept. 5, for the 8th Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open and are happy to announce the following team winners: 1st Place (lowest score of 56 golf and quiz score) – Jason Bahr,

  • Special grant program offers $30,000 to support equity, diversity and inclusion projects

    Students and staff in La Crosse schools will get an opportunity to engage in projects that promote equity, diversity and inclusion through a special grant program announced Aug. 5 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). With support from two community partners, LPEF is making $30,000 available for grants

  • Two “Superhero Teachers” honored with grants for classrooms

    Two “Superhero Teachers” from the School District of La Crosse were each awarded a $250 grant to use in their classrooms, funded by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson Endowment. Jocelyn Buxton of Spence Elementary School and Ann Yehle of the Integrated Supports program were

  • 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