Lawrence Township Education Foundation provides schools

Scott Jacobs

“Calming corners” in each classroom at the Ben Franklin Elementary School, and classroom sound amplification systems at the Eldridge Park School.

Eight iPads for second-grade classrooms at the Lawrenceville Elementary School, and the purchase of two new wireless microphones for the Lawrence Intermediate School auditorium.

Those are among the special projects and items funded by the Lawrence Township Education Foundation – none of which would have been possible without the support of donors such as The Lawrenceville School, according to the nonprofit group.

Representatives of The Lawrenceville School presented a check for $75,000 to the Lawrence Township Education Foundation earlier this month, bringing the private school’s total donations to the foundation to more than $1.5 million since 1995.

Head Master Steve Murray presented the check, which is The Lawrenceville School’s annual contribution, to Amy Davis, the president of the foundation’s board of trustees, Vice President Rick Smith and Karen Faiman, the nonprofit group’s executive director.

The check for $75,000 represents a $10,000 increase over last year’s contribution of $65,000.

“I am pleased that The Lawrenceville School is able to significantly increase its contribution to the foundation this year,” Murray said.

“I am always inspired by the important and innovative programs that the Lawrence Township Education Foundation enables, and I am eager to see what our local educators will design for students in the 2019-2020 school year,” Murray said.

In addition to the donation, The Lawrenceville School provides event sponsorship and numerous in-kind services, including office space on Phillips Avenue in the village of Lawrenceville.

“The Lawrenceville School is one of our strongest community partners,” Faiman said. The private school’s continued investment in the foundation leads to the enhancement of the educational experiences of every student in the public school system, she said.

The Lawrence Township Education Foundation raises money from individuals, local businesses, corporations and foundations to fund grants to the public school district teachers for special programs. More than 850 grants have been awarded since the foundation’s inception in 1992.