Campus News

L.E.A.F nears $3 million in grant funding

Jan 02, 2017 | Community Relations
For the 17th year, the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) delivered pre-holiday surprises to help delight boys and girls around Lamar CISD. L.E.A.F. awarded $339,455 in November to 173 grant winners. Since 2000, the Foundation has given out $2,929,355 to teachers providing innovation in the classrooms.

“This is always my favorite day of the school year,” said L.E.A.F Executive Director Janice Knight. “The teachers are always so grateful and once the kids realize what types of things their teachers can now buy, it really creates some excitement.”

The Lamar Educational Awards Foundation is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to securing and distributing resources to Lamar CISD that will enhance educational programs. 

Men Who Cook, presented by Johnson Development, L.E.A.F’s major fundraiser, is scheduled for Saturday, February 18.  To receive Information on how to get tickets for this event, call Janice Knight at 832-223-0334 or

Riding the Grant Express were Roniesha Foster, Eileen Wildy, Davis Caruthers, Andi Wallis, Kay Danziger, Samir Patel, James Steenbergen, Linda Lane, Chip Sutton, Janice Knight, Ryan Russell, Thomas Randle, Kenny Kucherka, October Smith, Katie Marchena-Roldan, Beverly Richard, Priscilla Salas and Barbara Minton.