The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization formed to support Greater Latrobe School District, is pleased to announce that, to date, 100 percent of all Greater Latrobe School District Board of Directors and school administrators, as well as 80 percent of all District employees have made charitable gift commitments to support the A+ Campaign for Greater Latrobe School District.
“These important leadership gifts, combined with 100 percent participation from the GLPIEF Board of Directors and Campaign Committee, which is leading the effort, truly show the broad support across the District,” said Maryann White, GLPIEF president. “Our community has already helped build an incredible school system,” White said. “The A+ Campaign will bring great value to our educational system for many years to come through enhancements to Academics, Arts and Athletics and builds upon the tradition of excellence for all three As.” “The response from those closest to the students and families we serve has been nothing short of phenomenal,” White said. “Such a high percentage of participation shows how strongly our community believes in the importance of creating a world-class educational experience for Greater Latrobe’s next generation.”
While the A+ campaign has only completed the leadership phase, White said well over half of the campaign objective has already been committed. White attributes this strong early support to the rich tradition of philanthropic involvement in GLSD by Greater Latrobe residents, corporations and foundations. The three strategic goals of the A+ Campaign include comprehensive cutting edge technology integration in all classrooms kindergarten to 12; assisting with the development of an athletic and wellness complex at the Junior/Senior High School campus; and the renovation of the Junior High entrance and main building corridor which will provide a flexible space for the Junior High art collection, modeled after the existing unique art collections at the senior high and elementary schools, the Center for Student Creativity and courtyard at the Senior High School. Anne Carroll has been a teacher at GLSD for 7 years and said giving to the A+ Campaign is a natural extension of her commitment and belief in the important role the School District plays in the success and future of the community.
“This campaign goes right to the heart of my belief in the students I serve and my ability to shape their futures through academic and enrichment instruction,” said Carroll. “I was inspired to give to the A+ Campaign by the world of possibilities it will create now and for future generations.”