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.
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.