Lakewood Education Foundation - Lakewood California

LEF charity golf tourney helps Lakewood kids
Golf tournament returns this October 12, sign up now.

Grants for teachers

E-mail Lakewood Education FoundationSign-ups for this year’s Lakewood Education Foundation (LEF) charity golf tournament are underway. Proceeds directly support enhancing classroom activities at Lakewood schools. Click for tourney brochure.

Thanks to generous donations from Lakewood residents and businesses, LEF has funded hundreds of improvements in Lakewood schools since 2003 through grants of up to $500.

However, over 62 grant applications last year could not be funded because there weren’t enough donations to fulfill them. That’s why your support would be so welcome this year.

For more information about the LEF golf tournament to be held on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12 at the Lakewood Country Club, including sponsorship opportunities, call LEF at 562-496-3559 or 562-866-9771, extension 2408. The tournament brochure is online.

You can also donate directly by making out a check to the Lakewood Education Foundation and mailing it to LEF, c/o Lakewood City Hall, 5050 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712. Donations are tax deductible. 

In 2014, Lakewood school projects received grants totaling $42,325. They went to classroom projects in each of the public school districts in Lakewood as well as St. Pancratius School and Bethany Lutheran School.

Many grants were for tablets that allow teachers to control slide presentations while they walk around their classrooms and interact with students. Grants also covered science and lab equipment, such as microscopes; books of all kinds and reading levels; art and physical education supplies; a new theatre stage for Mayfair Middle School; and educational field trips. One such trip was for Lakewood HS ROTC students to travel to San Diego for Navy damage control training.

LEF is a non-profit agency run by Lakewood residents. An annual fireworks stand, the golf tournament and dozens of individual donations raise the annual funding. The group is operated solely by volunteers and therefore has very low overhead costs.

You can watch a video to learn more about LEF at www.lakewoodcity.org/LEFvideo.

Lakewood High School teachers with grant checks from Lakewood Education Foundation. LEF is headed up by Vice Mayor Todd Rogers, at left, and Mayor Steve Croft, at right. Joining at the event is LBUSD board member Diana Craighead, second from left.

Click for videoPHOTO: Lakewood High School teachers with grant checks from Lakewood Education Foundation. LEF is headed up by Vice Mayor Todd Rogers, at left, and Mayor Steve Croft, at right. Joining at the event is LBUSD board member Diana Craighead, second from left.

LEF is a non-profit agency run by Lakewood residents. An annual fireworks stand, Columbus Day golf tournament, and dozens of individual donations raise the annual funding. The group is operated solely by volunteers and, therefore, has very low overhead costs.

You can donate by making out a check to the Lakewood Education Foundation and mailing it to LEF, c/o Lakewood City Hall, 5050 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712. Donations are tax deductible.

For information about the Columbus Day golf tournament, including sponsorship opportunities, call LEF at 562-496-3559 or 562-866-9771, extension 2408.

LEF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. E-mail us or call 562-496-3559.