Lawrenceville Tops $1.4 Million in Donations to Lawrence Township Education Foundation

Lawrenceville Tops $1.4 Million in Donations to Lawrence Township Education Foundation

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Left to right: Melanie Fillmyer (Guidance Supervisor, Lawrence Township Public Schools), Briana Thompson (Lawrenceville School Student Body President/Class of 2018), Steve Murray (Lawrenceville School Head Master), Karen Faiman (Executive Director, Lawrence Township Education Foundation), Rick Smith (Vice President, LTEF Board of Trustees), and Carol Katz Connelly (President, LTEF Board of Trustees).

On September 15, Lawrenceville School Head Master Stephen S. Murray presented $65,000, the School’s annual donation, to the Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF). Since 1995, the School has donated a total of $1,440,000 to LTEF. Lawrenceville also provides numerous in-kind services, including office space, event sponsorship, and copying services.

”We are extremely grateful for the continued generosity and support of the Lawrenceville School. The Lawrenceville School’s contributions to the LTEF allows us to achieve our mission and enhance the educational experience for all Lawrence Township public school students,” said LTEF Executive Director Karen Faiman.

LTEF raises funds from individuals, local businesses, corporations, and foundations for programs that foster excellence, creativity, and achievement in education for all students in Lawrence Township Public Schools. Through grant requests from teachers and school administrators, LTEF funds programs that will have a substantial and lasting impact on Lawrence Township public school students.

“LTEF grants allow local teachers to create innovative and imaginative programs for Lawrence Township students. These opportunities are made possible by the dedication of LTEF volunteers,” said Lawrenceville School Head Master Murray. “I’m pleased that the Lawrenceville School is able to support these efforts and I’m eager to see what inspired programs educators create for their students this year.”

The Lawrenceville School’s donation to the LTEF, along with other funding, makes it possible for area schools to receive support for a wide variety of educational programs and needs. This year, grants included support for a district-wide science fair, mobile maker spaces that at the elementary schools, a STEM outside learning environment at Eldridge Park Elementary, and music performances at Lawrence Intermediate School. Lawrence Middle School received new LED lighting for its auditorium, a 360-degree camera for tech students as well as commissioning a piece of music for the orchestra with composer Reynard Burns. Lawrence Elementary students enjoyed a hands-on fossil dig assembly. Lawrence High School traveled to a four-day Model United Nations Conference, participated in a county-wide Day of Dialogue, and learned how to apply self-defense techniques to various situations. They also learned from artist-in-residence Mel Lepzig.

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