School Tops $1.5 Million in Support for Lawrence Township Education Foundation

On September 13, 2019, Lawrenceville School Head Master Steve Murray was pleased to present $75,000 to the Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF). This year, the Lawrenceville School increased its annual contribution from $65,000 to $75,000. This brings the Lawrenceville School’s donation total to $1,580,000 since 1995. Lawrenceville also provides event sponsorship and numerous in-kind services, including office space.
 
“The Lawrenceville School is one of our strongest community partners. Thanks to their continued investment in their surrounding community, we are able to enhance the educational experience of every student, in every Lawrence Public School,” said Karen Faiman, Executive Director of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation.
 
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.
 
Lawrenceville School Head Master Steve Murray is an enthusiastic LTEF supporter, impressed by the creative programs the Foundation funds. “I’m pleased that the Lawrenceville School is able to significantly increase its contribution to the Foundation this year,” said Murray. “I’m always inspired by the important and innovative programs LTEF enables, and eager to see what our local educators will design for students in 2019-2020.”
 
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. Last academic year, LTEF provided $267,000 in funding for a wide variety of projects and programs across all seven public schools in Lawrence Township. These grants included calming corners every classroom at Ben Franklin Elementary; Mindfulness practices at Eldridge Park Elementary; flexible seating options at Lawrence Elementary School; Second Step socio-emotional learning curriculum for Slackwood Elementary; google expeditions for Lawrence Intermediate School; new wireless mics for Lawrence Middle School; and new drumline equipment for Lawrence High School. In addition, $100,000 of this funding will help to create a STEAM center at Slackwood Elementary.
 
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
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