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Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: The mission of the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is to support the Lincoln Public Schools by raising funds to support programs for the enhancement and enrichment of public education, recognizing excellence in public education, and reinforcing positive relations with the community.

Programs: Memorial scholarships to provide further education to school seniors, education programs within lincoln, ne schools, and monetary awards to outstanding teachers.

implementation and development of community learning center programs at various schools in lincoln, ne

support of teammates programs in lincoln nebraska.

development and implementation of a program to support more low-income and first generation students to graduate from high school and attend post- secondary school. Implementation and support of program to directly connect donors to classroom need of students.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have been a financial advisor to the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools since 1996. Additionally, I specialize in working with nonprofit organizations, so I have a lot of other experiences from which to benchmark the Foundation.

The staff is very conscientious and a pleasure to work with. The Board is of the utmost quality and during my sixteen years of work with the organization, it has always been comprised of some of the finest leaders in Lincoln from all cross sections of the community.

In summary, the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is an organization truly dedicated to its Mission with excellence support and governance provided by its Board of Directors.


Rating: 5

Following my retirement as a classroom teacher from the Lincoln Public Schools in 2003, I began volunteering at the Foundation for Lincoln Pucblic Schools calling donors to thank them for their donations. Wow! This is a perfect way to give back to the school district and the community.

Since the establishment of the Foundation, my husband and I were Founder donors, support each semester Fund-A-Need and other program projects, and have become members of the Legacy Society. Now I am providing a connecting voice with donors to show appreciation on behalf of the students and staff with a personal Foundation thank you. As I tell people every Thursday, it is a true joy to thank very special people for helping the students and staff of LPS.

I can attest first hand to all individuals, I volunteer in an environment of a truly dedicated staff enhancing the educational experience for all students and staff in all educational settings. B Bussmann

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

Prior to my recruitment to the Foundation Board, I had been both a personal donor and a corporate donor and had been a strong supporter of our local public school system despite the fact that most of our children attended parochial schools.

On a personal level, my wife and I lost a daughter in a car accident and wanted to remember her love for the Science Focus High School Program that she attended and have funded scholarships for Science Focus students and other Foundation projects.

As the current Board Chair for the past year (and the next year), my primary focus has been on financial sustainability, focus on a clear purpose and continuing to build and maintain a strong working relationship with school administration, staff and donors, always with a focus on doing what is best for the students of the district.

While possibly bias, I believe the Foundation is well run by dedicated staff, with an engaged Board and a history of doing good work.

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

We have donated to The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools for over 15 years. We have found this organization to be committed to our public school system and the Lincoln community as a whole. They focus on individual student and school needs along with the overall district goals. They are always courteous and easy to work with and are very responsive to our questions and individual giving needs. We know The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is a professional organization that will put our donations to good use for the children in the Lincoln Public School System!

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

The Foundation for LPS works with donors to provide a satisfying giving experience. That personal touch is invaluable and results in repeated gifts. I have been making a gift to my granddaughter's classroom each year upon the advice of staff. This year, I received an amazing thank-you booklet full of student writing and pictures of the iPad I provided to the first graders. it is wonderful to be able to give in a such a meaningful way!