Ways to Help

The primary mechanism for providing support to the Lenawee County Education Foundation is through financial support. Funds donated to the LCEF are utilized at the discretion of the donor to support student scholarships, teacher mini-grants or other educational programs and projects.

Thank you for your interest in the LCEF, and thank you for your support of Lenawee students!

Giving Options

By making a gift to the Lenawee Intermediate School District through the Lenawee County Education Foundation, you can support all Lenawee County K-12 education. Direct your gift through the LCEF’s various giving options.

Your gift to the Lenawee County Education Foundation helps educate Lenawee County students, teachers and administrators prepare students for a global economy, promotes innovation and supports the Lenawee County economy. Gifts of all forms and sizes are a powerful investment in Lenawee County’s future. Most gifts are tax-deductible and donors are advised to consult their financial professionals to learn more about the benefits of giving.

The LCEF accepts monetary gifts in the following forms:

Online Donations

Online Donations can be made utilizing the secure website of PayPal.
Note: Designations can be added under the "Add Special Instructions" box when reviewing your online donation.


Gifts by Mail or In-Person

Funds may be mailed or delivered to the LCEF at:

Lenawee County Educational Foundation
4107 North Adrian Highway
Adrian, MI 49221

Other Gift Options

If you would like to discuss legacy gifts such as: stock donations, planned giving or other options, please contact John Wanke at john.wanke@lisd.us or call the LCEF office at 517-265-1626. LCEF staff would be more than happy to discuss your interests and design a giving program that meets your needs.


Designate your contribution to help students or faculty, build great facilities, fund curriculum or equipment needs or expand Lenawee County instructional performance. Make a program or fund specific gift through the selection of one of the following LCEF sponsored programs.

Student Scholarships – Student scholarships represent the LCEF’s single largest area of student support. Student scholarships provide Lenawee County students and families with financial support that assists them in pursuing higher education. Scholarship eligibility varies and is generally established by the donor.

Teacher Mini-Grants – As school budgets tighten, Lenawee County school districts have found it more and more difficult to provide essential services, let alone providing funding for innovative instructional resources for teachers, their classrooms and students. In partnership with First Federal Bank, TLC Credit Union, and Old National Bank, the LCEF has created the teacher mini-grant program to provide funding (up to $750) to Lenawee County teachers and student support personnel to assist them in pursuing innovative projects or programs that would not otherwise be feasible.

Lenawee Intermediate School District – The Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) is Lenawee County’s regional education service provider. The LISD provides direct student instruction in the areas of: special education, early childhood education, adult education, alternative education and career and technical education. The LISD provides educational support services in the areas of: professional development, curriculum consultation, data services, technology, career preparation and many other areas that are more efficiently delivered through regional service models.

Donations may be designated to one or more of the following LISD administered programs. Unless otherwise specified (i.e. a specific piece of equipment or resource), the use of donations to specific program areas shall be determined by the LISD administration in conjunction with the appropriate program staff members.

  • Adult Education Services
  • Environmental Education Programs
  • JC/LISD Academy: A Regional Middle College
  • Lenawee’s CHILD (early childhood education)
  • LISD PREP Academy
  • LISD TECH Center programs
  • School Support Services (Professional Development)
  • Special Education Services
  • Student Global Exchange Programs (Middle School Exchange - Moriyama, Japan)

Although volunteer opportunities with the LCEF are limited, such do arise from time to time and may include assistance with evaluating scholarship applications to providing support to the annual Strokes for Students golf outing. Should you be interested in volunteering your time and talents to the LCEF, please contact:

John Wanke, Executive Director
517-265-1626 | john.wanke@lisd.us