The Lowndes Education Improvement Foundation (LEIF) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education. LEIF’s goal is to aid our public school system by utilizing tax-deductible funds to provide improved educational opportunities for the students and teachers of the Lowndes County School Systems. LEIF is a private, third party, non-profit corporation dedicated to using community resources to achieve excellence in Lowndes County Schools. The foundation consists of 15 Board Members, plus ex-officio - the Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools and a designee of Lowndes County Board of Education.
The foundation's efforts are concentrated on improving all classroom performance, improving all administrative performance, increasing the quality and quantity of parent participation, and recognition of excellent performance by staff, students, and parents. Our goals focus on:
Our efforts and goals are implemented through the programs that we not only fund but also facilitate. These programs are:
LEIF's revenue consists of tax-deductible, corporate and individual contributions. Employees of the Lowndes County School District provide generous contributions to LEIF through the Lowndes Organized Volunteer Effort (LOVE) campaign at the facility. It is through these partnerships that we are able to improve educational opportunities and recognize outstanding performance from students, staff, and parents. All donations are welcomed!
All donors are recognized at the LEIF Banquet. Contributions of $250 or more earn a leaf in the Feazell Giving Tree. The Feazell Giving Tree is beautifully crafted by students in the LHS Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Department, and is displayed in the entrance of the Board of Education Office. Leaves on the tree represent annual gifts to the Foundation in the following categories:
These programs could not be possible without funds. LEIF seeks and accepts gifts of cash and negotiable securities, real property, deferred gifts (estate, insurance), and in-kind services.
For more information on how you can make a donation please contact LaVerne Rome at 229.316.1844
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