Champions of education smartly move into 17th year |

Champions of education smartly move into 17th year

Del Laine
Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Members of the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation board of directors planning future events at a recent meeting are, from left, seated, Cookie Rork, Chandler Monroe, Brooke Laine, Peg Kortes and Abby Killebrew. Standing are Carol Haase-Hug, Pat Tate Miller, Birgit Lukins, Malcolm Pribyl, Del Laine, Bill Kingman and John Upton.

Seventeen years ago the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation was founded to enrich class programs with grants, provide fellowships to graduate education students and honor retiring school district personnel. Today the “icing on the cake” has given way to funding district programs that have suffered under today’s financial constraints.

“This year has shown a steady increase in support of many district/school programs,” outgoing President Brooke Laine said. “LTEF has helped to restore Class Size Reduction with an $80,000 grant, given more than $8,000 to maintain STMS athletic programs through the Haase-Hug Fund, provided more than $10,000 toward the district instrumental program through the Daphne Forte Music Fund, given more than $3,000 in books to elementary schools through the Cindy Pribyl Fund and, with the Alumni Council, will provide $20,000. for special signage at STHS.”

Support for these grants comes from community memberships, designated donations, and fundraisers such as the popular Food Fest in July, a cooperative effort of elementary schools and LTEF, and monthly breakfast buffets at Pasaretti’s benefitting Class Size Reduction.

“Partnerships have always been an important part of anything we can accomplish,” Laine said. “We also have a long standing relationship with Sierra-at-Tahoe, which sustained us for many years during our formation and which relationship continues today through SnowSports Week. We also partner with Barton Foundation, LTCC Foundation, Tahoe Youth and Family Services and Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in that special effort.”

Dr. Greg Bergner will take over as president for 2006. Joining him will be John Upton, vice president – finance; Brooke Laine, vice president – membership; Bill Kingman, vice president – media; Nancy Rollston, secretary; and Chandler Monroe, treasurer. Board members are Abby Killebrew, Mark Lilly, Cookie Rork, Malcolm Pribyl, Susie Raby, Carol Haase-Hug, Sharel Wilson, Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, Peg Kortes and Pat Tate Miller.

LTEF Board Members

Three-year term

Dr. Greg Bergner

Abby Killebrew

Bill Kingman

Mark Lilly

Malcolm Pribyl

Nancy Rollston

Cookie Rork

Two-year term

Carol Haase-Hug

Susie Raby

John Upton

Sharel Wilson

One-year term

Judge Suzanne Kingsbury

Peg Kortes

Pat Tate Miller

Chandler Monroe

Brooke Laine

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