Lakeshore Excellence Foundation – Reach Higher
The Lakeshore Excellence Foundation (LEF) has a lofty mission.
We believe that we can all reach higher to provide learning opportunities for our students, staff, and community. That’s why every year, the LEF exceeds our goal of raising more than $350,000 to financially support various Lakeshore Public School projects and grants.
Excellent schools are the foundation of excellent communities. When you invest in Lakeshore schools through the LEF, you are investing in the quality of life in our community both today and tomorrow. Superior education is no accident; it takes a lot of hard work and plentiful resources. Even though Lakeshore Public Schools receives some of the lowest per pupil funding in Michigan, we don’t settle for mediocre education. Our schools live up to their motto: “Grounded in Tradition; Committed to Excellence.”
At Lakeshore, academic excellence is evident – in every building, every day. Your funds help students reach higher toward realizing their potential. The LEF makes learning opportunities available that simply could not be supported through regular school funding sources. In collaboration with Lakeshore staff, we invest in four areas: academics, the arts, technology, and our community. We seek to enrich the curriculum, expose students to cultural opportunities, create a technology-rich learning environment and add vitality to the lives of everyone in our community.
Reach Higher with us . . . there are so many ways to get involved. Learn more about our projects, grants, events and giving opportunities. Consider becoming a donor, an annual Lancer Leader, a board or committee member, a volunteer, or an active member of the Alumni Association.
What We Do
We collaborate with staff at Lakeshore Public Schools to identify and support worthy projects that will enrich and supplement the learning opportunities in our schools. We also make a variety of grants to students, teachers, staff and community members to support innovation and professional development.
Through the generosity of our donors, the LEF has funded more than 70 academic projects, 40 hardware and software projects, and a wide variety of outreach, cultural and aesthetic programs, many open to the entire community. In 2016, we successfully completed our largest infrastructure project to date by investing $600,000 to transform all of our libraries into 21st Century Learning Centers. We are now poised to again reach higher: we’re reaching out for contributors to help us support the implementation of STEM throughout all grades levels at Lakeshore Public Schools.