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Who We Are

LEIF is a private, third party, non-profit corporation dedicated to using community resources to achieve excellence in Lowndes County Schools. The foundation's efforts are concentrated on improving all classroom performance, improving administrative performance, increasing the quality and quantity of parent participation, and recognition of excellent performance by staff, students, and parents.

LEIF's goal is to aid our public school system by utilizing tax-deductible funds to provide improved educational opportunities for the students and teachers of the Lowndes County School System.

Our goals focus on:


  • Broadening support constituency for Lowndes County Schools,

  • Improving communication between Lowndes County Schools and public,

  • Breaking down isolation of schools from the community,

  • Building public confidence in schools,

  • Catalyzing initiative for school improvement, and

  • Leveraging community resources on behalf of LCS.

Our efforts and goals are implemented through the programs that we not only fund but also facilitate. These programs are:

  • Teacher Incentive Grants  - provide teachers with resources to explore new teaching techniques and develop creative classroom projects to enhance student learning. Grants average about $10,000 a year to classroom teachers.

  • LEIF Annual Banquet – A time to recognize Lowndes County Schools Distinguished Alumnus, as well as outstanding students, award-winning teachers, and supportive parents.

  • LEIF Managed Scholarships – These are awarded to high performing high school seniors. There are currently 10 scholarships available.

  • Special Projects  - These provide opportunities for additional service to the school district. Examples are partnerships with other community groups, such as other school foundations, businesses, and civic organizations.

These programs could not be possible without funds and support of the community. LEIF seeks and accepts gifts of cash and negotiable securities, real property, deferred gifts (estate, insurance), and in-kind services.

At LEIF, we believe that a little help can go a very long way. Get in touch with us and see how you can be a part of our community of givers!

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