Green Dragon Foundation Presents Gift of $65,000 to LASD


Green Dragon Foundation Presents Gift of $65,000 to LASD

Brooks Gronlund presented a check in the amount of $65,000 to Dr. Mark DiRocco, superintendent of the Lewisburg Area School District, at the January 24 school board meeting.

“On behalf of the Green Dragon Foundation Board of Directors, and our more than 400 donors, I am delighted to make this gift to the Lewisburg Area School District,” Gronlund said. “This gift is the result of year-long fundraising efforts to benefit our students.”

Included in the $65,000 donation is a $1,000 gift in honor of the Foundation’s ‘2012 Volunteer of the Year’ Linda Roat Keefer ’64.  She has chosen the Special Needs and Student Support Program as the initiative to receive this gift.  DiRocco states, “Programs that support the specific individual circumstances that children face will be greatly enhanced with this support.”

According to DiRocco, Foundation support will enable the district to enhance and enrich programs that would not otherwise be possible, including:

  • $10,000 to complete the purchasing of middle school athletic uniforms
  • $7,375 for athletic programs and projects. 
  • $1,995 for Performing & Visual Arts programs. 
  • $4,761.83 for Inquiry Based Science Programs K-12. 
  • $1,080 for LASD’s general budget for 21st Century Technology items.
  • $5,988.17 for Budget Crisis Initiatives
  • $2,300 for Flash Masters for Kelly Elementary’s 3rd Grade Classrooms

 

Finally, major gifts from the Baylor-Hamm Companies (Country Cupboard), Kelly Hospitality (Damon’s), Lawton Insurance, Northumberland National Bank, Susquehanna Bank, and Weis Markets enabled programs to receive $30,500 in funding through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.  This gift will fund such programs as the Interactive Language & Literature Program for students in grades K-8, the Middle School Television Studio Program, and the On-Line Courses for Advanced Learning at the high school.

“The Foundation is so grateful for all gifts from both corporate and individual supporters,” states Gronlund. “Their donations truly make a difference in the lives of Lewisburg students.”

Individuals or businesses wishing to volunteer or donate can do so on this site or call the Foundation office at (570) 522-8433.

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