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About LTSF

Mission & History

There Are No Limits When We Work Together!

The Lawrence Township School Foundation was established in 1983 to provide MSD of Lawrence Township teachers and students with funding for programs that weren’t supported by tax dollars. Since then, LTSF has contributed more than $8.7 million to support the education of our children. Today, the Foundation partners with the school district, connecting the community to our classrooms to provide resources that empower young people to achieve their full potential.

Lawrence Township Schools have a long history of successfully challenging students to learn and grow. Yet, cuts in public education funding and the local property tax cap create challenges that cannot be resolved without YOUR help. 

The Lawrence Township School Foundation actively reaches out to YOU and the entire community to gain the financial support needed to fund critical programs now and for the future. By bringing resources into the district, ALL Lawrence Township children have the tools they need to succeed.

Our Mission:

The Lawrence Township School Foundation raises funds and fosters community connections that support enriching educational experiences for all Lawrence Township students.

Our Vision:

We envision a strong and vibrant community where diversity is celebrated and Lawrence Township students are supported, empowered, prepared for their future, and every student achieves their full potential.

Core Values

The Lawrence Township School Foundation embodies the following five core values, symbolizing the five points of the star in our logo:

  • Trust

    We build trust through transparency, integrity, and open communication, ensuring our stakeholders have confidence in our actions and decisions.

    Trust is the bedrock of our relationships with stakeholders. We believe in fostering an environment where transparency, honesty, and reliability are paramount. We consistently uphold the commitments and promises we make to our community, donors, students, and educators.

    In our pursuit of trust, we prioritize open communication, ensuring that information is shared openly and accurately. We strive to be accountable for our actions, learning from experiences, and continuously improving to maintain the confidence of those we serve.

    Trust, for us, extends beyond words to actions. By consistently demonstrating integrity in our decision-making and operations, we build lasting relationships with our community members. We understand that trust is earned over time through consistent, ethical behavior, and we are dedicated to upholding these principles in all our interactions. Ultimately, our commitment to trust is not just a value; it's a promise that guides our actions, deepens our connections, and reinforces the foundation of our organization.

  • Integrity

    Upholding the highest ethical standards, we demonstrate integrity in our operations, maintaining consistency and honesty in all interactions.

    Integrity is a foundational value, embodying the essence of our organization's character and actions. We adhere to the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our work, ensuring that our conduct is principled, transparent, and in alignment with our mission.

    At the heart of our commitment to integrity is a dedication to honesty and truthfulness. We operate with complete transparency, providing accurate and clear information to our stakeholders. Our decision-making processes are guided by moral and ethical principles, and we hold ourselves accountable for the consequences of our actions.

    Integrity is not just a standard we meet; it's a culture we foster within our organization. We prioritize ethical behavior, treating every individual with fairness and respect. This extends to how we handle funds, maintain confidentiality, and fulfill our responsibilities to the community, donors, students, and educators.

    In essence, integrity is not merely a value we uphold; it is a guiding principle that influences our daily operations, builds trust with our stakeholders, and ensures that the Lawrence Township School Foundation remains a beacon of moral excellence in serving our community.

  • Equity

    We champion equitable opportunities, recognizing and addressing diverse needs to ensure every student has a fair chance to excel.

    Equity is a fundamental value representing our commitment to fairness, justice, and inclusivity in every aspect of our work. We recognize and embrace the diverse needs of our students, educators, and community members, striving to create an environment where every individual has equal opportunities for success.

    At the core of our commitment to equity is the acknowledgment that each person comes from a unique background with distinct needs and challenges. We actively work to eliminate disparities, ensuring that resources, programs, and support systems are distributed based on the specific requirements of individuals, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach.

    Equity, for us, extends beyond just providing equal access; it involves actively dismantling systemic barriers that may hinder the success of certain groups. We advocate for justice and fairness, recognizing and addressing historical inequities that may impact educational opportunities.

    In our pursuit of equity, we actively seek diverse perspectives, encourage inclusivity, and engage in ongoing dialogue with the community. By fostering an environment that values and respects differences, we strive to create a level playing field where everyone can thrive.

    Ultimately, our dedication to equity is not just a goal but an ongoing commitment to creating an educational landscape where every student and educator can reach their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.

     

  • Respect

    Valuing the uniqueness and perspectives of individuals, we foster a culture of respect, creating an inclusive and collaborative environment.

    Respect is a core value shaping our interactions, decisions, and organizational culture. We hold a deep regard for the dignity, worth, and unique perspectives of every individual, recognizing that fostering a culture of respect is essential for the success and well-being of our community.

    In our commitment to respect, we prioritize open communication and active listening. We seek to understand and appreciate the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions of students, educators, donors, and community members. This creates an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and heard.

    Respect extends beyond interpersonal relationships to encompass the way we handle resources, make decisions, and engage with the community. We uphold ethical standards, demonstrating integrity in all our actions. We actively seek input from those we serve, valuing their expertise and insight.

    In fostering a culture of respect, we promote collaboration and teamwork. By recognizing and honoring the contributions of everyone, we create a supportive atmosphere where innovation and creativity can flourish. This not only enhances the overall effectiveness of our organization but also contributes to the personal and professional growth of those involved.

    Ultimately, respect is not just a value we uphold; it is the foundation of our organization's character, influencing our day-to-day operations and ensuring that the Lawrence Township School Foundation remains a place where everyone feels valued, heard, and appreciated.
     

  • Community

    Embracing interconnectedness, we actively engage with and contribute to our community, fostering collaboration, shared responsibility, and a sense of belonging.

    Community is value embodying our commitment to collaboration, shared responsibility, and interconnectedness. We recognize that a thriving community is built on the strength of its relationships, and we actively contribute to creating a sense of belonging and shared purpose.

    In our dedication to community, we prioritize collaboration with various stakeholders, including students, educators, parents, donors, and local organizations. We believe that collective efforts yield greater impact, and through fostering partnerships, we create a network of support that extends beyond our immediate sphere.

    Community, for us, extends beyond geographical boundaries; it encompasses a sense of shared identity and purpose. We actively engage with the diverse perspectives, cultures, and experiences within our community, celebrating the richness that this diversity brings. This inclusive approach ensures that our initiatives resonate with the unique needs of all individuals.

    As an organization deeply rooted in the community, we value the feedback, insights, and aspirations of those we serve. Through open communication and active participation, we empower community members to shape the direction and impact of our programs and services.

    Our commitment to community also involves a sense of responsibility for the well-being and progress of the broader society. We actively seek opportunities to contribute positively to the community at large, recognizing that our success is intertwined with the prosperity of the neighborhoods and individuals we serve.

    Ultimately, community is not just a geographical location; it is a dynamic, interconnected web of relationships and shared goals. By nurturing a sense of community, we contribute to the development of a resilient, supportive, and thriving environment for all.
     

Through our mission, vision, and values, the Lawrence Township School Foundation is dedicated to transforming lives, enriching futures, and creating a positive impact on our students and the community we proudly serve. Join us in our commitment to educational excellence and the well-being of every Lawrence Township student.

Meet the Team:

Meet our Foundation staff members and the Board of Directors here.

YOUR GIFT IS EMPOWERING

  • # of Schools Impacted

    21

  • Students Impacted Annually

    16,576

  • Total Dollars Since 1983

    8,700,000

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