Education Foundation Gives More than $50,000 in Teacher Grants for 2010-2011 School Year

Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc.’s nineteenth annual Education Grant Awards program and reception was held in early May, 2011 at E. C. Glass High. Forty-six grants were awarded to LCS teachers for unique and creative programs and projects designed by the teachers to enhance the educational environment for students. Many of these projects were on display during the reception. For example, guest at the reception explored the ‘Final Frontier’ with R. S. Payne Elementary School, gained a better understanding of how fish swim with ‘Twiddle-Robotics’ from Dearington Elementary School for Innovation, and saw how Sandusky Middle School is ‘Stepping it Up in Math!’

Since initiating the grant program nineteen years ago, the Education Foundation has awarded more than 300 corporate sponsored teacher grants. Over the years, more than $273,000 in grant funds have allowed teachers, counselors, and administrators the opportunity to implement a broad range of creative and innovative ideas into our classrooms and schools. This year the Foundation funded grants totaling more than $50,000.

Sponsoring businesses include: Appalachian Power Company, AREVA, Babcock & Wilcox, Bank of the James, Banker Steel Company, BB&T, Candler Oil Company, Central Virginia Federal Credit Union, Colonial Brokerage House, Dodson Pest Control, Dominion Seven Architects, The Education & Research Foundation, Fleet Laboratories, Genworth Financial, Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, Hurt & Proffitt, L. G. Flint General Contractors, Lynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union, Lynchburg Nissan, Lynchburg Retail Merchants Foundation, Moore & Giles, Piedmont Community Health Plan, R.M. Gantt Construction, R.R. Donnelley, Successful Innovations, SunTrust Bank, Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, WalMart, Wegmann USA, Wiley|Wilson, and WSET.

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