The Lawrenceville School recently donated $65,000 to the Lawrence Township Education Foundation. Pictured are Rick Smith (left) of the LTEF, Amy Davis of the LTEF, Karen Faiman of the LTEF and Steve Murray of The Lawrenceville School.

The Lawrenceville School presented $65,000 to the Lawrence Township Education Foundation Sept. 10. Since 1995, the school has donated over $1 million to the LTEF. Lawrenceville also provides event sponsorship and in-kind services, including office space.

“We are delighted that the Lawrenceville School continues to recognize the value of the LTEF in our public schools and continues to be one of our organization’s largest donors,” said Amy Davis, LTEF Board of Trustees president. “It’s because of its long-standing commitment to be a partner and good neighbor in our community, that we are able to make a difference in the education of every student, in every Lawrence Public School.”

LTEF raises funds from individuals, local businesses, corporations, and foundations for programs that foster excellence, creativity and achievement in education for all students in Lawrence Township Public Schools. Through grant requests from teachers and school administrators, LTEF funds programs that will have a substantial and lasting impact on Lawrence Township public school students.

“I am impressed by the inventive and inspired programs LTEF supports every year for Lawrence Township students. These opportunities are made possible by the creativity of dedicated educators and LTEF volunteers,” said Lawrenceville School Head Master Steve Murray. “I’m pleased that the Lawrenceville School is able to support these meaningful efforts and I’m eager to see what teachers and their students will accomplish in 2018-19.”

In the last academic year, LTEF provided funding for a wide variety of projects and programs across all seven public schools in Lawrence Township. These grants included new sensory centers for Kindergarten classrooms at Lawrence Elementary School, a digital music program at Ben Franklin Elementary, a yearlong milestone reading, writing and creativity project at Eldridge Park Elementary, and materials to teach children through songs and movement at Slackwood Elementary. In addition, LTEF funded a program for K-6 students, which encouraged them to celebrate women in the field of science and engineering. At Lawrence Intermediate School, grants purchased a new storage unit for the instrumental music department and quality headphones for all 4th grade students. Lawrence Middle School was able to institute a Mindfulness program and the Manners to Go middle school curriculum. Finally, the LTEF purchased two timpani for the instrumental music ensemble and funded a new outdoor education space at Lawrence High School.