The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc.’s Board of Directors recently awarded 35 Classroom Innovation Grants totaling $77,749.15 to Lynchburg City Schools' teachers. Now in its 29th year, this program provides funds to a wide range of innovative projects and programs, with special focus during this COVID-19 year on grants that enhance the hybrid learning environment for our students and teachers. Projects such as virtual paint classes, installation of disc golf courses, COVID-safe musical instruments, expanding research skills and social awareness by engaging students in the selection of library books that reflect their school population, real-time study tutorial portals for students who were challenged by the virtual learning model, and a robust outdoor classroom were funded by this year’s program. Even during the challenge of this pandemic year, we are very proud to announce that we have exceeded the one million dollar milestone for Classroom Innovation Grants with $1,051,419.73 being awarded since the start of this program.
This year’s fifty-nine corporate sponsors and donors include: BWX Technologies Inc., Genworth Foundation, Economic Development Authority of the City of Lynchburg, Piedmont Community Health Plan, Framatome, Berglund Toyota, Schewel Foundation, WestRock, Delta Star, Dodson Pest Control, ABC 13 WSET-TV, BB&T, Fleet Laboratories, Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation - Robert R. Bowen, MD Foundation Fund, Innovative Wireless Technologies, Merryman Foundation, MH Masonry & Associates, Sam’s Club, Virginia School Equipment, Walmart Old Forest Road, Walmart Wards Road, Wegmann USA Inc., Wiley|Wilson, Westminster Canterbury, American National Bank, Tracy & Al Baker, Bank of the James, Beacon Credit Union, Candler Oil Company, Carter Bank & Trust, Central Virginia Federal Credit Union, Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co., Coleman-Adams Construction, Dominion Seven Architects, Electronic Design & Manufacturing Company, First National Bank, Generation Solutions, Roger & Winston Green, Hanwha Azdel, Harrington Corporation, HumanKind, Hurt & Proffitt, L.G. Flint General Contractors, Lynchburg Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union, Lynchburg Nissan, Master Engineers & Designers, Moore & Giles Inc., The News & Advance, Old Dominion Furniture Company, Pinnacle Financial Partners, R.M. Gantt Construction, Scott Insurance, Successful Innovations, Liz Sumpter & Brian Carlton, Sylvan Learning of Lynchburg, Kim and Stephen Tibbs, TRAX LLC, Walmart Neighborhood Market Timberlake Road, Wooldridge Heating · Air · Electrical