Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF), an organization best known for granting awards to others, recently received an award of its own.
At the annual Unity in Communities Luncheon, a collaborative effort of the Lewisville and Flower Mound Chambers of Commerce and the Highland Village Business Association, sponsored by Independent Bank, LEF was named the 2014 Non-Profit of the Year.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to accept this award,” LEF Executive Director Connie Pelphrey said. “In a room full of outstanding non-profit organizations, to be singled out is a testament to the great work of those who founded LEF 25 years ago – work that is maintained by the board members, volunteers, donors and staff we have today.”
LEF, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, exists to provide teacher grants and student scholarships to educators and students in Lewisville ISD. In it’s 25 year history LEF has awarded more than $1 million in teacher grants, and will cross the $3 million mark in total awards when grants are made this fall. It’s all part of the mission to ensure those in LISD receive the highest quality education possible, going beyond traditional tax sources to fund additional opportunities.