Lansing USD469 staff give back by donating to Lansing Educational Foundation
It is no surprise that Lansing teachers and staff are a generous group, but they outdid themselves the past few months by increasing their donations to the Lansing Educational Foundation (LEF) by 127% since last school year.
All employees have the option of signing up for payroll deductions that go directly to the foundation. "Even the smallest amounts of giving help our foundation tremendously," said Chris Hoverson, LEF treasurer and teacher representative for Lansing High School. "We let the staff know that if every employee gave just $1 a month, that would be enough for another grant we could offer the students. Principal Rob McKim being a huge supporter of the foundation helped increase our donor numbers incredibly. He had grant recipients speak at a staff meeting in August to tell how their students were benefiting from the foundation this school year. It was wonderful for teachers that had not written grants to see the possibilities of what the foundation can offer."
Lansing Middle School also saw a huge jump in staff donors due to the support of Principal Kerry Brungardt. Over 90% of the staff at the middle school now give to the foundation thanks to his support. As a token of his appreciation, he allowed his faculty to wear jeans for an entire week.
"The increased donations from our staff has been amazing and we are so grateful," said Chris Aus, President of Lansing Educational Foundation. This is what we have been working for since the Foundation was first created. We owe all of our administrators for their support, and we look forward to increasing the benefits to everyone in the USD 469."
If you are interested in giving to the Lansing Educational Foundation, please visit the "Ways to Give" page by clicking here. To see a list of all the grants provided by LEF this school year, please visit the Funded Grants page here.