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LEF Executive Director Connie Pelphrey Selected to National School Foundation Association’s Industry Leadership Council


Connie Pelphrey, Executive Director of the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, has been selected for the National School Foundation Association’s Industry Leadership Council. Individuals selected for the Industry Leadership Council are considered thought leaders in the industry and understand the value of NSFA’s collective national efforts in raising the knowledge base, profile, and impact of the education foundation industry. Pelphrey will be one of two representatives of Texas.

The purpose of NSFA’s Industry Leadership Council is to gain the benefit of their voice in guiding the growth of the industry and better engage industry leaders as ambassadors on behalf of NSFA. Across the country, education foundations and their leaders are creating life-changing opportunities for their students. The Industry Leadership Council is a way to bring some of those strongest voices together and collectively raise the industry’s effectiveness and impact.

The mission of the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) is to provide financial support for innovative and interactive teacher grants and scholarships to assist graduating seniors.

Under Pelphrey’s leadership of nearly 15 years, LEF has grown at an exponential rate. In 2018, the foundation will award more than 300 scholarships totaling more than $200,000 to Lewisville ISD seniors. To start the 2017-18 school year, LEF supported the district’s teachers with more than 50 classroom grants totaling nearly $100,000.

Since its inception, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation has given nearly $4 million to Lewisville ISD in the form of teacher grants, student scholarships, teacher fellowships, awards of excellence, campus grants and more.

This year, having been named a Top-10 education foundation nationally in its division by the Caruthers Institute, LEF and Pelphrey show no signs of slowing down.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION ASSOCIATION: The National School Foundation Association (NSFA) is the leader of the Pre K-12 education foundation movement in the United States, providing training and support for their development and quest to increase student success through strategic philanthropic investment and involvement. The mission of NSFA is to provide support, training, and resources to education foundations and their leaders to maximize their impact. This mission is accomplished with the support of partners, business leaders, education leaders and government officials who share NSFA’s passion for quality educational programs for our nation’s schools. To learn more, visit www.SchoolFoundations.org.


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