Community Campaign

What's Your Why?

As we gear up for our Lawrence Schools Foundation Annual Campaign, you may want to consider this question when making your contribution.

“What’s Your Why?”…

Last year, your donations, in-kind gifts, and volunteer service through the Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lawrence Education Achievement Partners or LEAP enabled us to provide more than $1.5 Million in direct support for academics, technology, athletics, the arts, and other student, staff, and school needs.

In May, the Foundation presented 63 graduating high school seniors with more than $58,000 in scholarships to further their education.


We provided educators more than $37,000 in innovative teaching, classroom, and school assistance grants to support them in encouraging student achievement and success.


Our Community Education Breakfast event in September raised approximately $57,000 to help support classrooms for at-risk preschoolers, needs-based and enrichment grants for all of our schools, awards for our outstanding educators, and scholarships to encourage our high school seniors to pursue their college dreams. Our goal is to raise another $50,000 before the end of 2018 to continue to provide these opportunities for our educators and students.

Whatever your “why,” when you donate to the Lawrence Schools Foundation you support and enhance public education in Lawrence. We take pride in being a lot of things to a lot of people, and we hope you will help us by donating to support your “why”!