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The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation awards over $350,000 in grants to GLSD

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation awards over $350,000 in grants to GLSD

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation(GLPIEF) is pleased to announce $356,143 in program grants and student scholarships to support 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, local foundations and businesses.   GLPIEF thanks their donors for…

Lester Sutton

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation Announces Inaugural GLSD Alumni of Distinction Honoree

Lester Sutton, Greater Latrobe Class of 1974, will be honored with the GLSD Alumni of Distinction Award at the annual Loyal & True Dinner to be held on Thursday, April 28th at the Saint Vincent College Conference Center.  The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation Alumni of Distinction Award was established to acknowledge excellence among…

Steven LoCascio

GLPIEF Announces the Establishment of The Steven LoCascio Memorial Endowed Fund

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) is pleased to announce the establishment of The Steven LoCascio Memorial Endowed Fund made possible through gifts from his family and friends.  This Fund was created to carry on Steven LoCascio’s outstanding legacy in the Greater Latrobe School District and continue his efforts to support and lift…

Grant Presentation

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…

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation Awards $8,141 in Teacher Grants

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation Awards $8,141 in Teacher Grants

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation(GLPIEF) board members Kayla Sutton and Karen LaPresti recently presented $8,141 in teacher grants to Greater Latrobe School District faculty and staff.  Celebrate Innovation grant recipients: Jennifer Quinn, Mt. View 2nd Grade, for flexible Chromebook Seating. Josh Jordan, Junior High Band Director and Music teacher, for “Makey Makey” invention kits…

Fall/Winter 2020 Orange + Black

Fall/Winter 2020 Orange + Black

The Fall/Winter 2020 Orange + Black[click here] The Fall/Winter 2020 edition of The Orange + Black features New Board Members GLPIEF Assists With Classroom Supplies 2020-21 Grants GOAL Magazine Donates $26,500 Teacher Grants Alumni Spotlight 2020-2021 Annual Fund – We Are All In This Together 2019-2020 Annual Fund Listing

GLPIEF Welcomes Four New Board Members

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is pleased to announce new board members: Jason Brinker, Buck Helfferich, Karen LaPresti, and F. Bradley Meyers.   Jason Brinker, a 2006 Greater Latrobe graduate, is the funeral director at John J. Lopatich Funeral Home, Inc.  Jason has a B.S. in Management from St. Vincent College; an Associate in Specialized…

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation announces grants for the 2020-21 school year.

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation announces grants for the 2020-21 school year.

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation presented $174,404 in grants to benefit the students of Greater Latrobe School School District.  “The Foundation is able to make these grants through the generosity of our donors and on behalf of my fellow board members, I want to thank our alumni, community members, parents, current staff and…

GLPIEF Awards Over $28,000 in Student Scholarships

GLPIEF Awards Over $28,000 in Student Scholarships

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation awarded over $28,000 in student scholarships this spring.  The GLPIEF would like to thank their donors for sponsoring the following scholarships:  The Joey Dado Memorial Scholarship to Ian Malone and Madison Shafron; The Myron “Pete” Digenis Memorial Scholarship to Mario Battaglia; The Richard J. Markovich Scholarship to Michael…

Spring/Summer 2020 Orange + Black

Spring/Summer 2020 Orange + Black

Spring/Summer 2020 Orange + Black The Spring/Summer 2020 edition of the Orange + Black features We’re All in This Together New GLPIEF Board Members 2020 Greater Latrobe School District Alumni Directory 6th Annual Retiree Luncheon River City Brass Performs Alongside GLSD Music Students Alumni Spotlights Ways to Give Loyal & True Celebration – RESCHEDULED for…

ALUMNI STAY CONNECTED

ALUMNI STAY CONNECTED

Miss your classmates?  Want to reconnect? The 2020 Greater Latrobe School District Alumni Directory can help with that! Greater Latrobe alumni, look for postcard, emails & calls for instructions on how to update your information! The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation and the Greater Latrobe School District have partnered with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI)…

We’re All in This Together

We’re All in This Together

Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) started formal online instruction on March 19, 2020 for all students in grades K-12.   The GLSD administration and staff had begun preparation for continuing instruction in the days prior to the official March 15th notice of the state-wide school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Dr. Georgia Teppert…

The Summer/Fall 2019 Orange + Black

The Summer/Fall 2019 Orange + Black

The Summer/Fall edition of the Orange + Black features New GLPIEF Board Members Teacher Grants Scholarship Recipients Greater Latrobe’s River City Brass Concert Information Information about the 2019-20 Annual Fund 2018-19 Annual Fund Donor Listing Alumni Spotlight featuring Dr. Francis Harvey, Class of 1961 Summer/Fall 2019 Orange + Black

Keynote Speaker Announced for 2nd Annual Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association Kick Off Dinner

Keynote Speaker Announced for 2nd Annual Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association Kick Off Dinner

The Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for this year’s dinner will be Dr. Francis Harvey, 61′.  Dr. Harvey served as the 19th Secretary of the Army from November 2004 to March 2007. The dinner will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Giannilli’s II Restaurant. Doors…

GLPIEF Welcomes Four New Board Members

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is pleased to welcome new board members Kelly Bisignani, Paul Puleo, Kayla Sutton, and new GLSD Superintendent Dr. Georgia Teppert. Kelly Bisignani has been an active volunteer in the Greater Latrobe School District for over 12 years.  Kelly has four children, two of which have graduated and two…

2nd Annual Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association Annual Kick-off Dinner

2nd Annual Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association Annual Kick-off Dinner

Honoring the 1959 & 1960 Foothills Conference Championship TeamsKeynote Address by Fran Harvey, ’61 The dinner will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Giannilli’s II Restaurant. Doors open at 6:00pm. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds benefit the Coach Findley Scholarship Fund. Join us for a memorable evening of Friends, Fellowship and Football!…

Give.Build.Grow | Every Student.Every Day | 2018-19 Annual Fund

Give.Build.Grow | Every Student.Every Day | 2018-19 Annual Fund

Now is the time to join our efforts and support the Annual Fund!  Gifts of any size make a difference and will positively impact the educational experience of students in the Greater Latrobe School District. The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation has made a commitment to support initiatives that are innovative and align with…

Maria Graziano-Bickerstaff joins the GLPIEF Board of Directors

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is pleased to welcome new board member Maria Graziano-Bickerstaff.  Greater Latrobe Senior High School in 2011 and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from St. Vincent College. While completing her degree at St. Vincent, Graziano-Bickerstaff prepared for a possible career in funeral service by attending the…

Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association to hold dinner to benefit the Coach Findley Scholarship Fund of the GLPIEF | August 25, 2018

Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association to hold dinner to benefit the Coach Findley Scholarship Fund of the GLPIEF | August 25, 2018

The Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association INAUGURAL KICK-OFF ANNUAL DINNER will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Huber Hall in Latrobe.  All proceeds benefit the Coach Findley Scholarship Fund of the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation.  Tickets are $50 and $25 of your dinner ticket is a deductible charitable contribution. If you are unable…

3rd Annual GLOW Run in support of the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation

3rd Annual GLOW Run in support of the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation

On Saturday, April 28th nearly 400 runners and walkers took part in the 3rd Annual GLSD GLOW RUN at the Greater Latrobe High School Campus.  The event is coordinated by parent volunteers from Mountain View, Latrobe and Baggaley Elementary Schools with proceeds benefiting the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF).  The evening fun run…

3rd Annual GOAL Magazine Golf Outing – benefiting the GLPIEF

3rd Annual GOAL Magazine Golf Outing – benefiting the GLPIEF

The Third Annual GOAL Magazine Golf Outing, with lead sponsor SecondHalf Coach Wealth Management, will take place on May 4th at Ligonier Country Club.  The event will include a 2-person scramble, boxed lunch, awards reception and dinner.  New this year is a Paint-n-Sip for non-golfers!  For additional information and to register click on the EVENTS…

Get Ready to GLOW 2018!

Get Ready to GLOW 2018!

Here we GLOW again!  Join us for the 3rd Annual GLSD GLOW Run on Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The GLSD GLOW RUN is approximately a 2 mile walk/run that is held at the Greater Latrobe JH/SH complex.  This run is hosted jointly by the three Greater Latrobe Elementary schools – Baggaley Elementary, Latrobe Elementary and Mountain View Elementary. …

GLPIEF Welcomes New Board Member

GLPIEF Welcomes New Board Member

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) is pleased to welcome returning Foundation board member Heidi Kozar.  Kozar was a founding board member of GLPIEF and will serve as an ex-officio representative from the Greater Latrobe School District School Board.  Kozar is beginning her 14th year on the GLSD School Board. Kozar holds both a…

GLPIEF Welcomes New Board Member

GLPIEF Welcomes New Board Member

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) is pleased to welcome new board member Pam Mt. Joy.  Pam has been volunteering for GLPIEF since its inception in 2012. Mt. Joy says, “I am deeply honored to join the GLPIEF and continue the support of the Foundations tremendous work being done to benefit the students of…

Ray Mt. Joy, 1945-2017

Ray Mt. Joy, 1945-2017

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of GLPIEF Vice-President and founding board member Ray Mt. Joy, Class of 1963 on June 2, 2017.  Ray and his wife Pam have been tremendous community leaders in Latrobe and in The Woodlands, TX.  Ray and Pam co-chaired the successful $5M A+…

2nd Annual Golf Outing Benefiting the GLPIEF – Sponsored by GOAL Magazine

2nd Annual Golf Outing Benefiting the GLPIEF – Sponsored by GOAL Magazine

Announcing the Second Annual GOAL Magazine Golf Outing benefiting the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation.  The Outing will take place on May 5, 2017 with net-proceeds to be granted to the Autistic Support, Learning Support and Life Skills Classrooms of the Greater Latrobe School District.  The event will include a 2-person scramble, boxed lunch, awards…

Introducing The Orange & Black – a newsletter for alumni, parents, and friends of the Greater Latrobe School District

Introducing The Orange & Black – a newsletter for alumni, parents, and friends of the Greater Latrobe School District

We are excited to share with you the first edition of The Orange & Black – a newsletter for alumni, parents and friends of Greater Latrobe School District.  The name “Orange & Black” is more than just our school colors – it is a tribute to the name of the first high school publication that…

May 3rd Day of Giving Suspended – To Be Rescheduled

May 3rd Day of Giving Suspended – To Be Rescheduled

Please read the following statement from the pittsburghgives.org website: The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving program, which in its six years of operation has raised more than $40 million for worthy nonprofits through a combination of individual donations and generous match pooling, has now been forced to suspend operation of today’s event. The decision was…

Day of Giving – May 3, 2016

Day of Giving – May 3, 2016

Support the GLPIEF on the DAY OF GIVING – May 3rd.  Donations between $25 and $1,000 will be partially matched by the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and its donors (up to $50,000).  All donations must be made online on May 3, 2015 between 8am and midnight in order to qualify for the match.  Only…

#Thankful

#Thankful

In this season of giving, GLPIEF is thankful for the community’s support of Greater Latrobe students. A gift to the Every Child Needs a Champion Annual Fund is an investment in the teaching and learning of 4,000 students and the future of Greater Latrobe community. Please consider giving today!

Graham-Sobota Field Unveiled

Graham-Sobota Field Unveiled

GLPIEF and the Greater Latrobe School District dedicates the all-purpose Graham-Sobota Field by the Greater Latrobe Junior High School. The field is used daily by Junior High students in physical education classes. It includes softball and baseball fields, pitching and batting/golf driving cages as well as a larger field area that allows for football, soccer, lacrosse…

Have You Heard the Good News? Fall 2015 Grants

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…

Alumni Directory Completed

Alumni Directory Completed

Our first ever alumni directory project for Greater Latrobe Senior High School is completed! Directories that were ordered have been printed and will be mailed Summer 2015. The alumni directory includes Latrobe High School graduates from 1950 to 1962 and Greater Latrobe High School graduates from 1963 to 2014. If you would like to purchase a directory please contact Harris…

The Story Behind the Scholarship: Richard J. Markovich Scholarship Award

The Story Behind the Scholarship: Richard J. Markovich Scholarship Award

After graduating from Greater Latrobe High School in 1992, Scott Markovich has excelled in the business world, and is currently the national president of Magellan Complete Care. In 2007 he was recognized by the New Haven Business Times as one of the Forty Under 40 award recipients, an outstanding young professional shining through his leadership….

Dana Marcinko and Robert Demangone  Join GLPIEF Board of Directors

Dana Marcinko and Robert Demangone Join GLPIEF Board of Directors

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) is pleased to announce that Dana Marcinko and Robert F. Demangone have joined its Board of Directors.  GLPIEF is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy to enrich the opportunities of Greater Latrobe school students. Dana Marcinko is currently the manager at Douds of Greensburg…

A Day of Giving, May 5

A Day of Giving, May 5

The 2015 Day of Giving is here! Make your gift go farther today by visiting www.westmorelandgives.org and select “Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation.” This year, GLPIEF will have the chance to receive additional money from a matching pool. Size of the match depends on the number of participants and total amount raised. Thank you for your continued support…

Exciting News from GLPIEF!

Exciting News from GLPIEF!

Thank you! GLPIEF is pleased to announce that the Annual Fund has successfully raised over $90,000 in contributions this year. Thank you to all our donors that made a gift to the Annual Fund. This is the inaugural year of the Education Foundation’s Annual Fund and we hope to reach over $100,000 before the end of the school…

Did you receive an orange envelope?

Did you receive an orange envelope?

Did you receive an orange envelope? The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) invites you to help us celebrate the inaugural year of the Annual Fund by making a gift today. Please consider taking a moment to learn more about what was in that envelope and how you can directly help your child’s education. Envelopes were located in the lobbies of…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

MERRY & BRIGHT. From all of us at Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation, we wish you and yours a joyous holiday season. Sincerely, Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation  

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

Dear Greater Latrobe Community, I am honored to serve as President of the Board of Directors for the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) and am very proud that I have three daughters currently attending school in the district. As parents, we always want the best for our children. Our school district strives to…

Arnold Palmer Field House

Arnold Palmer Field House

GLPIEF is pleased to announce that the field house at the new Athletic/Wellness Complex at the Greater Latrobe Junior/Senior High School will bear the name of its famous alumnus Arnold Palmer. This recognizes Mr. Palmer’s lifetime accomplishments and a $l-million unrestricted gift he made to the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation’s A+ Campaign. Dedication of…

GLPIEF Announces Pacesetter Gifts

GLPIEF Announces Pacesetter Gifts

GLPIEF is pleased to announce the success to date and future plans for the A+ Campaign for the Greater Latrobe School District. GLPIEF was formed in 2012 to provide philanthropic opportunities for individuals, organizations and businesses to strategically support Greater Latrobe School District and its students. Goals of the A+ Campaign include integrating cutting edge technology in all classrooms…

2014 Day of Giving

2014 Day of Giving

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is participating in the “Day of Giving,” being sponsored by The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and The Pittsburgh Foundation, on Tuesday, May 6, from 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. (midnight.) Gifts received on the Day of Giving will help support the newly created “Greater Latrobe Safety and Security…

A Wildcat Gator!

A Wildcat Gator!

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation donates a new Wildcat Gator to Greater Latrobe School District.  Michael J. Rossi, GLPIEF vice – president, presented the customized John Deere vehicle to Elizabeth Christopher, student team trainer; Ava Petrosky, Wildcat mascot; Athletic Director Mark Mears, Principal Steven LoCascio in the Greater Latrobe Senior High Commons Area. The…

Welcome Jessica Urbanik and Dottie Staffen

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) is pleased to announce that Jessica Urbanik and Dottie Staffen have joined its Board of Directors. GLPIEF is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy to enrich the opportunities of Greater Latrobe school students. President, Maryann White says, “I am thrilled to welcome these new…

Today is the Day!

Dear Community, I am writing to make you aware of a special opportunity to invest in Greater Latrobe schools and its students through the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation. GLPIEF is participating in the “Day of Giving,” being sponsored by The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and The Pittsburgh Foundation, on Thursday, October 3,…

Richard King Mellon Foundation Grant

The GLPIEF is pleased to announce that the Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded a lead gift to support dramatic renovations at the Greater Latrobe Junior High School and for state of the art technology upgrades in classrooms throughout the Greater Latrobe School District. The GLPIEF’s A+ Campaign is intended to generate private funding for…

GLPIEF Awards Grant for New Technology

GLPIEF Awards Grant for New Technology

Amid cheers and applause, Maryann White, President of the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF), formally presented the organization’s first-ever grant award in the amount of $226,000 to the Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) at the School Board meeting on May 14. The grant funding will purchase and install fully integrated digital technology in…

A+ Campaign Strives Under Strong Leadership Commitments

A+ Campaign Strives Under Strong Leadership Commitments

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…

A+ Campaign Balances Focus on the Academics, Arts, & Athletics

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) and the A+ Campaign Committee are pleased to announce the proposed advancements to Greater Latrobe School District. GLPIEF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to provide philanthropic opportunities for individuals, organizations and businesses to strategically support Greater Latrobe School District and its students. The A+ Campaign Committee…

GLPIEF Formed to Support Academic Excellence

GLPIEF Formed to Support Academic Excellence

Following more than a year of discussion and planning, community leaders, in partnership with Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) have announced today the formation of a new foundation to support academic excellence in the Greater Latrobe public school setting. Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation is a newly formed independent non- profit organization dedicated to providing…