Lafayette Education Foundation Endowed Fund

LEF maintains an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Acadiana of approximately $1.7 million from endowed donors. Interest generated from this fund goes directly to fund LEF programs which benefit Lafayette Parish public schools. Your investment can mean the continuation and growth of these valuable projects.

Lafayette Education Foundation thanks all of it's endowment donors

Lafayetted Education Foundation was created in 1989, in large part, through a vision to capitalize on state funds in a dollar to dollar matching program. While that state funding is now gone, our original mission remains steadfast: to provide grants directly to teachers for innovative learning projects in the classroom.

Today our mission has expanded to include recognition for teachers of excellence, as well as many other educational programs directed toward literacy and social-emotional learning. As community leaders, like our endowment supporters, we fully understand the importance and the impact of quality education on our economy and our parish’s future.

Your investment in LEF can mean the continuation and growth of these valuable projects. Your contribution can provide new hope and promise for the future of our community.

*Lafayette Education Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. All charitable donations for which no goods or services have been exchanged are tax deductible.

One school, One teacher, and One student at a time.

Contributors

LEF is grateful to our endowment contributors:

$100,000 Named Endowments*:

  • Acadian Companies
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Lod Cook (in honor of his mother, Ettrice H. Cook)
  • Cox Communications
  • Lafayette General Medical Center
  • Ocean Energy
  • Safety Management Systems

*Named Endowments are available with minimum endowment contribution of $10,000.

Investment

LEF currently maintains an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Acadiana of $1.7 million. We’ve wisely invested our funds, as interest generated from these funds goes directly to classrooms:

  • Over $2 million in grant funding directly to the classrooms for thousands of innovative projects.
  • Over $250,000 in Model Grant funding to further the impact of exemplary grant projects.