Encouraging Student Achievement, Promoting Educational Excellence
Record Number of Supporters Attend Education Foundation Dinner
A record number of people attended the Lake Orion Education Foundation’s eighth annual “Evening for Education” event last Saturday at Indianwood Golf & Country Club. According to event chairperson Karen Appledorn, 160 people enjoyed the dinner, silent auction, music, dancing and table games. More than $9,000 was raised for the Foundation, which provides classroom grants to the students of LOCS and funds the district’s Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. In addition, the PNC Bank Foundation recently awarded $10,000 to LOEF, to be split between the classroom grants and the Olweus program. This past year LOEF was able to provide more than $25,000 in classroom grants and $23,000 to the Olweus efforts. In addition to the annual dinner, LOEF hosts a 5K/10K walk/run in the spring and a summer golf outing.
The Lake Orion Education Foundation funds opportunities that encourage student achievement and promote educational excellence for students of Lake Orion Community Schools.
The Lake Orion Education Foundation (LOEF) was revitalized in 2005. The Foundation is a non-profit organization created by friends and supporters of the Lake Orion Community School District to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities offered to children.
Funds donated to the Lake Orion Education Foundation will be used to enhance educational opportunities for all Lake Orion Community School District students at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. LOEF awards grants to teachers for classroom materials. Additionally, LOEF is a partner with Lake Orion Schools to implement the district-wide bullying prevention program, Olweus.
The Lake Orion Education Foundation Board of Trustees invites program and goal suggestions from members of the community and Lake Orion Community School District staff and students.
Allan Brunmeier, President
Dave Jones, Vice President
Frank Seyferth, Treasurer
Joanne Purdon, Secretary
Diane Dunaskiss, Trustee
Heidi Kast, Trustee
Karen Appledorn, Trustee
Jane Snage, Trustee
Laura Vasseur, Trustee