Where We’ve Been: The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) was founded in 2007 by a group of volunteers who understood that state funding was not enough to meet the needs of our Leander Independent School District (LISD) students and staff. Additional resources were critical to support innovation, enrichment and equity in pursuit of academic excellence within LISD.
LEEF supported its mission through three main program initiatives: Foundations for Learning focusing on early literacy, Enriching Great Teaching through innovative teaching grants and professional development, and College & Career Readiness to build a college and career-ready culture among all students.
Where We’re Going: Our annual partners make our mission to enrich the educational experience possible. Their generosity and commitment equates to over $100,000 in annual support. Through our annual partners and fundraising events, $70,000 in grants and $30,000 in AP exam, dual credit textbook and mLISD scholarships are provided annually. College coaches are funded at each high school campus. Project graduation, reading initiatives, fine arts and programs, such as INCubatoredu are supported.
What began as a $17,000 foundation is now a $350,000 foundation with a five year vision to become a $1,000,000 foundation. We look forward to working with our community partners to create a future where the needs of all students and staff are met.
You can help us reach our goals by joining our Classroom Impact Team. For just $2 per month, $24 per year, you can make a difference. $2 per month in honor of each LISD student puts nearly $1,000,000 back into our classrooms annually. Together, we create a sustainable source of funding for LEEF programs and help our local students and teachers reach new heights in pursuit of their future endeavors.
We know that our local students and staff need us. With LISD’s annual projected growth, the needs will increase. Help us enrich the educational experience by providing opportunities, cultivating success and building community within LISD.