Creativity, Innovation & Excellence

aker Educational Foundation

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The Laker Educational Foundation (L.E.F.) connects the resources of generous parents, staff, alumni, residents and community businesses, with educators and students of all ages to enrich opportunities and foster excellence within the ISD 719 school area.  Since 2005, L.E.F. has awarded over $310,000 to prepare our students and community for success in the 21st Century.  Read more about L.E.F.'s grants to our educators.

Put your money where your kids are!

Creating a Path to the Future
The Laker Educational Foundation will be embarking on a comprehensive planning process to develop a 3-5 year strategic plan based on our mission.  If interested in joining in this process, please contact us. Fill out the form located on this website.  Someone from the foundation will contact you.

Grant Spotlight

Active Seating/Flexible Learning Grant

We LOVE receiving thank you's from students.  

Check some out here!

The 2017 Deb Jondro award winners are Hidden Oaks Middle School Science teachers Laura Kuechenmeister and Becky Stark.  The award is given in memory of LEF board director Deb Jondro and given each year for the most innovative and creative grant submitted to the foundation.  In attendance to give out the award was Deb Jondro's daughter Keri and LEF Board President Lori Frank.  Congrats!!!!

Upcoming Events 
and Notices

Honor the special staff in your student's lives and support the foundation (and Charlie's on Prior) at the same time!  

We are happy to announce our 5th  annual bash/fundraiser.  It's once again Casino Night and will be held on Saturday, Nov 3rd at the Wilds Golf Club.  Mark your calendars...more information will be shared when finalized.  Fun times!!!

It's not just for holiday's good throughout the year!

Laker Educational Foundation is thrilled to announce two new fundraising opportunities. The first is with Shutterfly, the leader in personalized photo products, offering a wide range of photo books, gifts, home décor collections, and unlimited FREE photo storage. The second is with Tiny Prints, the leader in personalized stationery, offering luxe designs from top stationery designers. For each purchase you make from either one of these brands, 13% will be donated to our organization.h 

How To Support Us:
  1. Go to our Storefront URL here –
  2. Click through to or and start shopping
  3. Make a purchase

That’s it, it is that easy AND you can still use any promo’s that are being advertised on the Shutterfly site.

Shop at Amazon and Support LEF

If you shop at Amazon, you can help support the Laker Educational Foundation simply by shopping on Amazon through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time at no cost to you.

When you shop at smile.amazoncom, you'll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to LEF.