Educational Institutions

East Lansing Educational Foundation

  • East Lansing, MI
  • www.eastlansingedfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The East Lansing Educational Foundation works to enhance excellence in public education by raising and distributing private resources for the benefit and enrichment of all students.

Main Programs

  1. Grants for Teachers
  2. Collaboration Grant
  3. Awards Dinner for Education and Excellence
  4. Endowment Funds

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Service Areas

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Michigan

ELEF serves the students and teachers of East Lansing Public Schools, in East Lansing, Michigan.

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Dorsey Weber Gude

Keywords

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education, grants, funding, endowment

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Also Known As

ELEF

EIN

38-2542525

 Number

1019408778

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We believe that private funding for public schools is necessary to ensure excellence for current and future East Lansing students.  ELEF is responsible to both the students in our district and to our donors; making smart funding decisions must be effective for students and true to the goals of our donors.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Grants for Teachers

ELEF awards an average of $12,000 to teachers to fund excellent ideas in their classrooms.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$12,000.00

Program 2

Collaboration Grant

To encourage collaboration among teachers and schools, ELEF in 2008 launched the Collaboration Grant Program, awarding proposals for ideas that work across classrooms, grades or subjects.  It is expected that many technology requests will be granted from this program. Minimum grant $2,000.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

Awards Dinner for Education and Excellence

ELEF sponsors an Annual Awards Recognition Dinner.  Six awards are given out to community members, alumni and teachers whose contributions to the work of the foundation, the work of the schools, or the teaching of students has been deemed outstanding.  Over 250 people attend the awards dinner, which is also a fundraiser for the organization.  A golf tournament precedes the dinner.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 4

Endowment Funds

Raise funds for general and designated endowments for use in grants to educators in the district.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$1,100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

ELEF serves the students and teachers of East Lansing Public Schools, in East Lansing, Michigan.

Funding Needs

1) Funding for our grants to classrooms, for laptops, books, digital cameras, SmartBoards, science and math kits, graphing calculators, multi-cultural learning tools for our diverse student body. 2) Endowment Funding for Academics, Arts, Technology, Athletics/Clubs

Affiliations + Memberships

National School Foundation Association - Member

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East Lansing Educational Foundation

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Principal Officer

Dorsey Weber Gude

BIO

Executive Director, Norwalk (CT) Education Foundation 2001-2006

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mindy Emerson

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Term: June 2013 - June 2014

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