Foundation’s 2017-2018 LEAP Campaign is a Big Success!
October 18, 2017: Annually as our school year kicks off, the Lexington One Educational Foundation also launches its internal, employee giving program, the LEAP Campaign. Funded solely by donations from caring Lexington One employees, this worthwhile endeavor is an effort to enable its caring teachers and staff to give back to Lexington One.
The LEAP funds assist our District in a number of important ways. First, the Lexington Employee Assistance Plan offers financial assistance and/or in-kind services to the District’s students and employees who are experiencing a crisis situation and need help to get through a challenging time. These LEAP funds can also assist students in need of health services that prevent the student from learning. Second, the Lexington Education Assistance Plan supports the LexLearns, LexLeads & LexLives 21-Century learning initiatives. In the past, these funds have paid for leadership programs in numerous schools and built a STEM lab at Carolina Springs Middle School, which are educational priorities that could not be funded through the district’s budget, so the Foundation LEAP funds were there to help.
We are so very thankful for our amazing Lexington One employees who donated more this year to LEAP than any year so far! More than 2,500 chose to donate to LEAP this year, which is almost 70%! Here are the results:
Lexington Employee Assistance Plan: Total contributions – $130,871.26
Lexington Education Assistance Plan: Total contributions – $27,520.02
LEAP Overall TOTAL: $158,391
Congratulations to the following schools and departments for having the highest percentages of increased dollar amount over the previous year:
1st – Gilbert Elementary School (21.75% increase)
Principal Heath Branham
LEAP Representatives Stephanie Margraf & Ryan Allman
2nd – Midway Elementary School (20.42% increase)
Principal Jan M. Fickling
LEAP Representatives Rick Masters & Brandy Ludlam
3rd – Lexington Elementary School (17.84% increase)
Principal Jim H. Hamby
LEAP representatives Susan S. Kirlough & Courtney C. Leaphart
Carolina Springs Elementary (32.63% increase)
Dr. Brice L.S. Cockfield, Principal
LEAP representatives Joi H. Walden & Ashley Carter
Lexington High School (14.83% increase)
Dr. Sherry Walters, Assistant Principals of LHS
LEAP representatives: Carol A. Camp, Julie E. Herndon & Charles E. Pinta
SUPPORT SERVICES – District Staff
Transportation Office (47.47% increase)
Bill A. Kurts, Director of Transportation
LEAP Representative Adrianne L. Bazemore
Congratulations also to the two schools who had 100% of their employees donate to the LEAP Campaign this year!
100% Participation Awards
Lake Murray Elementary
Principal Jennifer Stanley
LEAP Representatives Christy Peters & Kim Nunnery
Rocky Creek Elementary
Principal Brenda B. Nichols
LEAP Representatives Jennifer M. Ringo & Jennifer B. Taylor
We send a big congratulations to all of our 2017-2018 LEAP Winners! Many thanks to everyone who donated to this worthwhile campaign, too. The dedication of Lexington One family members to helping others through their support of the Educational Foundation’s annual LEAP Campaign is absolutely amazing! This most generous support will make an immense and positive difference in the lives of many individuals in Lexington One!