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 $292,000 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!
"Farm to School"
The PLSAS Child Nutrition Department recently received donations from the Laker Educational Foundation to purchase equipment that will provide more local fresh fruits and vegetables to students.
The equipment is called Robot Coupe and is basically an industrial sized food processor. Child Nutrition partners with Wozupi Gardens in Shakopee MN for organic local produce. They now are able to process in large quantities in house and do not always have to rely on a vendor. This allows them to give students fresher tasting fruits and vegetables that are also higher in nutrient content because they are not processed days in advance. Students are enjoying the fresher taste!
Thank you for submitting your LEF grant requests. Now the hard part...the LEF Grant Committee will start their review. The LEF board will approve the recommendations at their next meeting and contact the recipients shortly after.
Sara Wintheiser from Speiker & Company in Prior Lake, presented a check to Lori Frank, President and Amy Weimerskirch, Vice-President of the Laker Educational Foundation. The proceeds were raised at the Fall Community Fest and a home football game. The funds were part of a fishbowl game the employees of Speiker & Company put together
and 100% of the proceeds were donated to LEF.
We are very appreciative.
To encourage creativity, innovation and excellence by raising, managing and allocating financial resources to enhance learning for all who reside in, or are served by the ISD 719 community.
The Foundation is located in Prior Lake and Savage, and its mailing address is P.O. Box 840, Prior Lake, MN 55372. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions are tax deductible, subject to limitations in applicable law. No goods or services are provided to any donor in exchange for contributions. Unless otherwise specified, contributions to the Foundation will be used for its general charitable purposes and endowment. This disclosure is made under Minn. Stat. 309.556.