Build a Stronger Foundation by Donating to LEAF
For more than twenty years, LEAF (Lansing Educational Advancement Foundation), has been dedicated to enriching the educational experience for all Lansing students through support and curriculum enhancement.
What Does LEAF do?
LEAF raises money (more than $1.5 million dollars since 1984) and distributes these funds (more than $963,000 so far) to classroom teachers and students.
How does foundation money reach teachers and students?
We distribute money through minigrants for classroom teachers, minigrants for schools, fellowships for teachers, scholarships to students, special opportunity grants, grants to art and music teachers and create funds for special school projects. These projects include: The Beekman Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, Peer Mediation Program, Project Play, Ebersole Center and the Otsu Exchange Program.
If I already contributed to LEAF through payroll deduction, do I need to fill out another form?
It is not necessary to fill out another payroll deduction form unless you intend to increase their contribution. If you do not know the amount that you currently contribute, you should contact the LEAF office at (517) 755-2175.
Where does the money come from?
Trustees on the LEAF Board hold fundraising events, work with business and community partnerships, and try to bring more funding into LEAF from sources as simple as payroll deduction and cash gifts or as complex as planned giving and charitable endowments.
How may I participate?
A contribution of just $2.00 per pay period (less than one specialty coffee every two weeks) through the easy payroll deduction plan will assist us in attaining our goal. All money secured through this program will be used to support the minigrant program for teachers and their innovative learning projects.
How can I be part of the foundation?
We are so glad that you asked! You can support LEAF by sending a gift to: LEAF Office, 2901 Wabash Road, Lansing, MI 48910 and see how much exponential growth a little opportunity can create. You can also support us by joining in our activities, become a volunteer for events or a spokesperson for LEAF at your school and get in on the fun.
A special thank you to our supporters!
Through your generous support LEAF has been able to provide much needed assistance to the students and staff of the Lansing School District.
Mary Anne Adams
Yvonne Camaal Canul
Capital Area United Way
Mary Anne Corso
Richard and Nancy Halik
Office of Mayor Virg Bernaro
Dr. Rick Wendorf