Lenawee County Education Foundation (LCEF)

Who We Are

The Lenawee County Education Foundation (LCEF) utilizes community donations to provide financial support for innovative educational programs that are not ordinarily provided through a school’s general operating budget.

The LCEF was incorporated in 1985. Since that time, the LCEF has awarded over $4,856,550 in scholarships to Lenawee County students, provided over $215,700 in mini-grants to Lenawee County teachers, raised over $100,000 to enrich special education programs and raised $1,100,000 to aid in the construction of the William J. Ross Education Services Center and the Stubnitz Environmental Education Center.

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LCEF and the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD)

The LCEF enhances the work of the Lenawee Intermediate School District (LISD) by serving as the primary fund development arm of the school district. The LISD is a regional education service provider, providing educational support services to Lenawee County’s 12 local public school districts and 8 local private schools. Specific services include: special education services, career technical education and numerous general education services such as professional development for school personnel, data processing and management services, cooperative academic programs, instructional materials center and much more. To learn more about the LISD, please visit their website at To learn how to direct your gift to an LISD provided program, please visit the Giving Options page.

To view a recent interview with Frank Dick, LCEF Chairman, and Jim Philp, LISD Superintendent, click on this link: Frank Dick/Jim Philp Interview.

Lenawee County Education Foundation names new Executive Director

John Wanke has been appointed Executive Director of the Lenawee County Education Foundation (LCEF). John comes to the Foundation having recently retired from a 27-year career at United Bank & Trust.

During John’s career he has been involved with many non-profit organizations and community activities, holding leadership positions in many. These skills, as well as John’s knowledge of the Lenawee community, will serve the LCEF well. John and his wife Sue live in Onsted.