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Education foundation hands out additional grants

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The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation has awarded over $1.6 million in grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards for excellence across the 13 communities it represents during its 20 years in existence.

“Our donors have made amazing things possible,” said Connie Pelphrey, LEF Executive Director.

“You see their dollars making a difference every day in new programs and opportunities for higher education.”

Earlier this year LEF awarded $58,550 to LISD teachers to fund classroom grants. However, many requests were left unfulfilled due to a lack of available funds.

At the recent 2010 Evening for Education: A Culinary Experience, the Foundation asked attendees to help fund additional grants through a Fund-A-Grant program.

The Picardi Family, Sheffield Family, Nelson Family, Boronski Family, Lowry Family, Pogue Construction, Frank Anonoacci, Spaulding Newton, David Gunderson and Sherri Goode all came forward with a total of $6,700 in funds. The funds were awarded to:

Marcus High School
LaJuana Hale – MOB Equipment
Megan Youngblood – Telephoto Lens

Hedrick Elementary School
Sherri McCarthy – Good Character = Success for All

Flower Mound Elementary School
Brooke Vallie – LASS (Language Arts Social Studies) Integration Stations.

The awards bring this year’s awarded Classroom Teacher Grants total to over $65,000.

For more information, contact Connie Pelphrey at (469) 948-2022. To establish a new scholarship or support other Lewisville ISD Education Foundation programs, visit www.lisdef.com.

Pictured above: Marcus High School Principal Gary Shafferman and Grant Recipient LaJuana Hale (both holding check) accept $3,000 from LEF Donor Pam Nelson (pictured far left).

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