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Message from LPIE President Amy Parlett

Greetings! A new school year is well under way and so are all things at LPIE. Actually, it seems like we never stop!

Even before school was out in June, and before we met our fundraising goal close to the end of the fiscal year, plans for the current year were in the works. I am so appreciative of our dedicated office staff, especially Executive Director Myrna Kimmelman, who work tirelessly for our organization.

Many people have asked me how things are going with LPIE now that I am in a new role. If I had to sum it up in one word I would say, “Exciting!” And here is why:

  1. Our Annual Giving Campaign has started strong.We have a tremendous goal of raising $2.935 million dollars by June 30th, and we have had a positive response thus far.There is a LONG way to go, but I am optimistic that by working together we can reach our mark.

  2. Your donation to LPIE is already doing amazing things in the classroom!Whether it is instruction from teachers or delivery of exciting curriculum in music, science, technology, electives, or math, your dollars are creating a special student experience.Check out all the areas of our funding on our website,

  3. I have so enjoyed talking to many of you, new families and familiar ones, about the impact LPIE has at all of Lafayette’s schools.I am proud of the history of this organization, how we make such a difference in the learning environment, and the way in which we partner with various groups in the community.That is exciting to share.

  4. We have a fantastic LPIE Board…over 40 strong volunteers who are committed to making LPIE a meaningful and well run foundation.

  5. The events we are planning for the year will be great fun!These include the special screening of the movie The Girl on the Train (10/6), Smitten Day (10/26), and our Power Party (3/25).

  6. Our Business and Real Estate Partner Program continues to grow, and we have some terrific new sponsorship opportunities connected to the Power Party and throughout the year.

  7. Our kids…I don’t have to look hard or far to see all the ways LPIE money is used throughout the school day.The direct benefits to all 4,900 students we support is super exciting.

My hope is that you understand the power behind every donation to LPIE. Thank you to those who have graciously given already. You should feel good about the investment made to your kids, our schools, and our community. I know I do.

With gratitude,

Amy Parlett

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