Lincoln-Way Foundation for Educational Excellence enhances student learning with $100K donationThursday, January 25, 2018
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Executive Director Bob Kennedy and board members of the Lincoln-Way Foundation presented the Lincoln-Way Superintendent Dr. R. Scott Tingley with a check in the amount of $100,000. In addition to Wednesday’s donation, the Foundation raised over $5,000 for the Lincoln-Way Transition Program, bringing the grand total donation to $105,670.
“From the funds donated in 2017, we have made a huge technological impact that benefits thousands of students at all three schools, as well as those students in the Transition program,” says Kennedy.
The funds were raised through various products and events hosted by the Foundation. Sales of Lincoln-Way school calendars and commemorative bricks, local business support through the Foundation Partner Program, as well as the Lincoln-Way Half Marathon and Gala Dinner events all contributed to the grand total.
”The Foundation had a successful year in 2017 thanks to the continued support of generous individuals and business owners who believe in our mission of enhancing academic achievement,” says Kennedy. “My Board of Directors and the Lincoln-Way administration deserve a great deal of praise for their ongoing efforts in making the Lincoln-Way Foundation one of the finest educational foundations in the state.”
The donation will provide Lincoln-Way students with accessibility to a more digital experience. With the addition of ten carts and 332 new laptops, over 1500 students will benefit from the gift. Teachers at each of the Lincoln-Way campuses will be implementing new technology into their classrooms nearly every day.
Additionally, the $5,670 donation will provide students of the Transition Program with equipment to create a “Chat and Break” area, individual study/computer carrels, student-centered work stations, and seminar tables to create post-secondary learning environments.
“The hard work of the Foundation partnered with the support of our Lincoln-Way community is unparalleled,” says Tingley. “We are grateful for their continued efforts to enhance the student learning experience in each of our schools.”