I am excited to report that we reached our fundraising goal for the 2015-2016 school year! LPIE raised a record $2.844 million dollars!
We would not have been able to achieve this goal without the tremendous support of our entire Lafayette community. Parents, teachers, administrators, local businesspeople and community members worked together to ensure that our schools are able to provide an exceptional education for our children.
I would especially like to thank all of the LPIE General Board members who worked tirelessly to promote the missions and values of LPIE. Special thanks to those who have completed their service: Lori Moran and Kathryn O'Donnell (Major Donors), Beth Beld (Communications), Sarvi Anderson and Cathy VandenBerghe (Stanley Co-Chairs), Julie Hurd (Stanley PTA Rep), Teli Thayer (BVE PTA Rep), Allison Curletto and Delorez Dumas-Aris (HVE Parent Club Reps), Yumi Chelemedos (Springhill Co-Chair), Sara Carter (Springhill PFC Rep), Anita Embleton (Music & Performing Arts Chair) and Richard Whitmore (Acalanes Union High School District Rep).
I would also like to thank the LPIE staff. Myrna Kimmelman, our Executive Director, never stops advocating for LPIE...she is truly dedicated to the cause. Eve Notas, Jamie Whelehan, Gabrielle Ohleyer, Nancy Wilson and Danielle Gogo Gallagher are the important spokes that keep the wheels turning--thank you for all you do!
The 2016-2017 Board is already hard at work, and has set its sights on LPIE's largest fundraising goal ever: $2.935 million. LPIE will be funding our six schools at the highest level yet: $2.89 million. We look forward to partnering with you again next year--as always, we can't do it without you!
See you in August!
Most sincerely, Meredith Meade