The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation Awards Over $157,000 in Program Grants to the Greater Latrobe School District

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation(GLPIEF) is pleased to announce $157,365 in program grants to the Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD).  GLPIEF is able to provide these grants through the support of donations from GLSD staff, parents, alumni, community members and EITC business donations.     

These grants are supporting the Leader in Me curriculum for the 9th Grade Freshman Focus course, the District-wide 2025 Education Initiative and the Elementary Morning Meeting curriculum.  In addition, the Foundation purchased equipment for the new Tech Lab I & II courses which includes 3-D printers, laser engravers and CNC machines, granted funds for 6 new ACTIVE Panel systems that will create additional mobile global classrooms in the District and invested in 10 new outdoor access points to expand WIFI access for buildings.  Proceeds from the 2019 River City Brass Holiday concert will assist with the purchase of new band shells for the auditorium.

Through the generosity of the 2020 GOAL Magazine Golf Outing and Paint N Sip event the Special Education department will receive $28,700 to support autistic, life skills and emotional support classrooms.   

In addition to the program grants, the GLPIEF awarded over $29,000 in Scholarships to 25 deserving Greater Latrobe students in June 2021. 

GLPIEF’s ongoing efforts include the Wildcats Emergency Fund which is a fund established for students in need and can provide immediate financial support related to clothing, food and school supplies, etc.  

GLPIEF is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Annual Fund – What a Difference Opportunity Makes giving campaign.  Gifts of any size make a difference and will positively impact the educational experience  and unique educational opportunities of GLSD students . 

GLPIEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding, through philanthropy, innovative programs and projects that enhance and enrich the educational experiences of Greater Latrobe students to help prepare them for being future contributors within our community.  GLPIEF thanks their donors for investing in the future of students and ensuring that the tradition of excellence continues in GLSD.  GLPIEF is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and with these recent grants has raised over $6 million in support of Greater Latrobe School District.  The volunteer board of directors for GLPIEF include Kelly Bisignani, Jason Brinker, Helene Conway-Long, Maria Graziano-Bickerstaff, Heidi Kozar, Karen LaPresti, Brad Meyers, Paul Puleo, Brian Quinn, Dr. Dawn Santora, Lisa Shearer, Kayla Sutton and Dr. Georgia Teppert.  To learn more please visit or call Jessica Golden, Executive Director, at 724-539-4200 Ext 23406.

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