At the Tuesday, January 26 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 Sue Peever was acclaimed as Vice Chair. The terms for both Chair and Vice Chair of The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation are one year.
“It is an honour to again serve as the position of Chair of The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation,” says Clint Harris, Chair. “I am proud of the work that this Foundation does 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 – Community Member
- Sue Peever, Vice Chair – Community Member
- Brian McKinnon – Community Member
- Lise Haman – Community Member
- Bruce Nugent – Communications Officer, Lakehead Public Schools
- David Wright, Treasurer – Superintendent of Business, Lakehead Public Schools
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 12th Anniversary Lakehead Public Schools Foundation Golf Tournament, held Monday, August 24 2015 at Whitewater Golf Club, raised close to $24,000.
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.
“Our thanks goes out to the individuals and businesses who support The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation,” says Harris. “We look forward to continuing to support our students through bursaries, the Grade 8 Awards of Excellence and through the Student Assistance Fund.”