LHS Pace for a Purpose proceeds benefit Lexington One students in need

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017: Many thanks to Lexington High School leaders and the School Improvement Council for their fundraising event, the 1st Annual Lexington High School “Pace for a Purpose” 5K Run/Walk, which was held on Saturday, May 13, 2017. 

Event organizers donated a total of $1,210.33 in net proceeds raised from this event to the Lexington One Educational Foundation. The money gifted to the Foundation will provide support for Lexington School District One students who are in an emergency and need immediate financial assistance and/or help in other ways. The Lexington One social workers stay abreast of such needs and must be able to help at a moment’s notice; they work closely with the Educational Foundation staff to financially assist these students and their families. Such funds may provide food, gas for transportation, clothing, toiletry items and more. 

LHS Assistant Principal Will Verberg coordinated the efforts and worked with the LHS School Improvement Council leaders to plan and execute it. Hayley Bowers, chair of the Foundation’s board of directors, attended the event. She commented, “The LHS Pace for a Purpose 5K Run/Walk great a big crowd! The board is very thankful for the kindness of these LHS school leaders, parent and students who gave of their time to assist others in need. The Foundation will use the money to help Lexington One students in desperate situations, so we greatly appreciate the generosity.” 

$285,402

invested in Lexington District One in fiscal year 2021-2022

22,000+

Total number of students impacted by Bucks for Books Grants that support literacy

100%

of our 30 schools in Lexington District One received foundation support in 2021-22