Have You Heard the Good News? Fall 2015 Grants

On September 22, 2015 at the GLSD School Board Regular meeting the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation presented various grants to GLSD totaling $265,850.  Jessica Urbanik, the newly appointed President, shared a brief video that showcased the areas of the Foundation’s support. The Education Foundation was formed in 2012 as an independent charitable nonprofit to enhance and enrich the educational experiences of Greater Latrobe students through community support.  The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation have focused their efforts on securing donations for programs and projects that are innovative and build upon GLSD’s tradition of excellence.  Jessica Urbanik commented, “I am pleased to announce that the inaugural 2014-2015 annual fund raised over $100,000 from the generosity of parents, teachers, staff, alumni, businesses and foundations.  Our success speaks volumes about our community’s commitment to great schools and support for the next generation.   We are very pleased that we exceeded our goal and today we our able to show our donors how we have put their gifts to work.”

AnnualFundCheckIn addition, GLPIEF presented $28,400 in grants from the McFeely-Rogers Foundation. The McFeely-Rogers Foundation has been a long time generous supporter of student enrichment programs and GLPIEF is pleased to accept these grants and make certain these programs continue to thrive in GLSD:

  • Greater Latrobe Arts Series which supports visiting artists-in-residencies and field trips
  • Elementary Cultural Enrichment Assembly Program
  • Learning Support, Autistic Support & Life Skills Classroom Enrichment
  • McFeely-Rogers Performance Series for Junior and Senior students
  • 6th Grade Camp Arts & Crafts Activities

The third major announcement was an additional A+ Campaign grant of $135,000 to support the purchase of new computers in all classrooms from kindergarten to third grade. The Annual Fund was created to support innovative projects and initiatives on a yearly basis – the Foundation is still working on fundraising for the A+ Campaign goals which were designed to make large scale improvements in the areas of Academics, Arts & Athletics.

Celebrate With Us

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMxjwhMFvFs?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.