LTSF Loses Distinguished Friend
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Lawrence Township School Foundation,
It is with great sadness that I share with you the loss of a wonderful friend and incredible supporter of Lawrence Township Schools. Mr. Daniel H. FitzGibbon passed away on September 19, 2013. Mr. FitzGibbon was a current board member of the Lawrence Township School Foundation where his passion, hard work and legal expertise were of tremendous service and value. Dan also served with great distinction on the MSDLT School Board from 1988-1996. His efforts to support the children and families of our community were characterized by wisdom, grace, and determination. We are a better community as a result of his devoted participation and he will be remembered as a man of great character and generosity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Joan and his children, Tom and Kathy to whom we offer our deepest condolences.
Jeffrey J. Yu, President
Lawrence Township School Foundation
Celebrating 30 Years of Impacting Students
In the beginning, the Foundation was touted for those friends:
who wish to help students and teachers broaden their educational opportunities and who would encourage enrichment of the academic curriculum.
Today our mission is:
The Lawrence Township School Foundation ignites the Power of Community to connect philanthropy and education to provide the resources needed for all children to excel.
Even though the words may have changed over the past 30 years, our heart is the same. Our goal of making a difference in the education of ALL our students has not changed. If you total up how many children that it walking through the door on the first day of school each year that equals over 350,000 students. Now that’s IMPACT. That is POWER OF COMMUNITY! And that is all because of OUR DONORS!
Join us throughout the year as we celebrate this milestone and help us continue to cultivate the impact of our community in our schools!
You may DONATE to the 30 for 30 Campaign at 30 for 30.
Hoover Family Foundation Awards Lawrence Township School Foundation a $5,000 Grant to Support MAC
With the help of a generous gift from the Hoover Family Foundation, the Lawrence Township School Foundation is able to continue their support of My Achievement Centers (MACs). This year, the foundation received a grant of $5,000 from the Hoover Family Foundation. Because of this kind donation, the foundation’s funding of MACs will remain in Lawrence Township.
MACs mission is to provide access to academic mentoring and tutoring within the school day at Lawrence Central High School, but, they do more than just provide academic support for students. In addition to providing tutors and mentors, students receive a one-on-one interaction to help them grasp and retain information they may not have understood in the classroom. As the students are learning, relationships are forming and communication skills are being built. The tutors hold students accountable for their actions inside and outside of the classroom and encourage them with their extra-curricular activities. Students are very grateful recipients of the generosity for those who are apart of and support the program. “I don’t really think our school would function without the MAC. The tutors really know the tools and techniques that we need in order to retain what we learn when the classroom is not enough.” States Krystal White, a junior and user of the MAC program. Thanks to the help of the Hoover Family Foundation the support of MAC will carry on.
The mission of the Hoover Family Foundation is to support non-profit organizations that foster the development of individual self-sufficiency. The family believes that private sector groups can help the growth of individuals through values-infused education and human service support activities. The generosity they have shown to the Lawrence Township School Foundation is greatly appreciated and is changing the lives of Lawrence Township students every day.
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