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Dear Neighbors: September 2013
If you ask Wilbur McMahon School students what they want to be when they grow up, their answers will vary. But the one thing they all have is a dream.
The Little Compton Education Foundation (LCEF) believes all children should have access to the educational tools they need to help them achieve their dreams. Great strides have already been made. Thanks to donors like you, the Little Compton Education Foundation (LCEF) has funded over $79,000 in educational enrichment programs and equipment for Wilbur McMahon School students since 2005.
|Once the newly renovated Wilbur McMahon School reopens next year, the school band will have its own dedicated rehearsal space. Storage units for musical instruments and sheet music are needed for the new band room.|
We’ve now taken on a new challenge and we need your help. To fully equip and furnish the newly renovated Wilbur McMahon School when it re-opens next year, the LCEF is kicking off the Dream, Believe, Achieve Fundrais-ing Campaign with a goal of raising $50,000 within the next year.
Can you please help us reach our fundraising goal?
To get things started, the Little Compton Education Foundation has dedicated $25,000 from its cash reserves to start this fundraising campaign. Donations are needed to purchase educational tools like a ductless fume hood and mobile cart for the science lab; bookcases for the new media center/library; instrument storage units for the band room; and a number of other items. Funding is spe-cifically needed in these priority areas:
- Science: $10,652
- Media Center/Library: $19,310
- Art: $4,810
- Band & Music: $4,630
For a complete description of items on the Wilbur McMahon School Furnishings, Fixtures and Equipment Wish List, please contact LCEF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional items such as a new lighting system and flame retardant curtain for the stage in the school gymnasium are also needed. Currently, our fundraising efforts are targeted on providing the priority items most needed when the school reopens. But we welcome the chance to meet more of the school’s needs through this capital campaign.
|Your donations make an impact at Wilbur McMahon School|
|Thanks to your contributions, the LCEF funded $11,882.52 in educational equipment and enrichment programs for the 2012-2013 school year. Here is a breakdown of programs and equipment funded during the last school year.|
|Literacy & Civics||$709.55||6%|
|Music & Band||$2138.47||18%|
|Health & Fitness||$898.00||8%|
|Math & Science||$618.75||5%|
Can you please help us reach our fundraising goal? Tax deductible donations are gladly accepted and can be mailed to Little Compton Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1010, Little Compton, RI 02837.
Your donation can truly make a difference. Each contribution will provide Little Compton students with the educational tools they need to dream, believe and achieve!
HOW YOU CAN DONATE TO LCEF
- Make a contribution to the LCEF General Fund.
- Send us your grocery receipts from Lees Market or Clements’ Marketplace.
- Select LCEF as the recipient of your United Way contribution.
- Remember to include LCEF if your employer has a matching grant policy.
- Include the LCEF as part of your Planned Giving.
- Donate your time and talents to LCEF.
Established in 2005, the Little Compton Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to enhance the educational experiences of Little Compton public school students by fostering community support for the Wilbur McMahon School.
The Little Compton Education Foundation believes offering a wide variety of educational experiences that tap into students’ interests will help enrich the high-quality public education they currently receive. Whether it’s providing a greater exposure to the arts, more access to current and innovative technologies, a better understanding of the history of the community, a deeper awareness of our ecological surroundings, or offering any number of other programs, the Foundation is committed to providing educational opportunities that can ignite a child’s passion for learning.
The Foundation works closely with, but independently from the school system. Our board of directors consists of residents and business people whose commitment to public education in Little Compton is strong and in the best interest of every child in the Little Compton school system. Each board member brings different skills and expertise and all members volunteer their time and services.
Striving to promote excellence in teaching and educational leadership, the Foundation cultivates joint public-private partnerships that will provide teachers with volunteer help, community support and access to additional financial resources.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our organization.
Little Compton Education Foundation
Board of Directors
Marion Morrison – President
Suzanne Madden – Vice President
Sarah Windham – Treasurer
Alli Brady – Secretary
Tom Callahan – Board
Sean Geraghty - Board
Aimee McGee – Board
Nina Pinnock - Board
Victoria Talbot – Board
Kathleen Updegrove – BoardEx-Officio and Advisory