At the Friday, June 16 Annual General Meeting of The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation (formally known as the Lakehead Learning Foundation), Clint Harris was acclaimed as Chair of the Foundation and Brian McKinnon was acclaimed as Vice Chair. The terms for both Chair and Vice Chair of The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation are one year.
“I am extremely proud to once again to serve as the position of Chair of The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation,” says Clint Harris, Chair. “This Foundation does incredible work to support the needs and celebrate the successes of Lakehead Public Schools students.”
The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation Board
- Ian MacRae, President
Director of Education, Lakehead Public Schools
- Clint Harris, Chair
- Brian McKinnon, Vice Chair
- Bruce Nugent
Communications Officer, Lakehead Public Schools
- David Wright, Treasurer
Superintendent of Business, Lakehead Public Schools
At the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors also accepted, with regret, the resignations of Community Members Sue Peever and Lise Haman.
“Both Sue and Lise have given so much to the Foundation and to the students of Lakehead Public Schools during their tenures as Community Members on the Lakehead Public Schools Foundation,” says Harris. “The Foundation Board thanks them for their contributions and dedication to our students.”
The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation was created in 2003 as an independent, charitable foundation dedicated to raising funds for Lakehead Public Schools students. Funds raised through the Foundation have been directed to graduating secondary students in the form of scholarships, to help fund the Grade 8 Awards of Excellence and to support the Student Assistance Fund (SAF). The SAF provides funds to each school to help students address financial obstacles including field trip, basic school supplies and before and after school programs to name a few. The name of the Foundation was changed in 2015 to better increase name recognition for potential donors.
Since its inception, the Foundation has raised funds through donations – Celebrations of Life (In Memory) and through an annual golf tournament. The 13th Anniversary Lakehead Public Schools Foundation Golf Tournament, held Monday, August 22 2016 at Whitewater Golf Club, raised $25,500. Individual donations can be made online at https://www.canadahelps.org or by mail or in person at 2135 Sills Street Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5T2. Donors who make a donation online through Canada Helps will receive a downloadable tax receipt from Canada Helps. For donations made over the phone or by mail, The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation will mail a tax receipt to the donor’s mailing address.
“We are extremely grateful to the individuals and businesses who support The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation,” says Harris. “The Foundation will be looking at new ways to raise funds and to promote the good work that it does for the students of Lakehead Public Schools.”