Giving Options

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.

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, prepares 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 professional’s to learn more about the benefits of giving.

How to Give

The LCEF accepts monetary gifts in the following forms:
Online Donations can be made utilizing the secure website of PayPal.

Gifts by Mail or Person – Funds may be mailed or delivered to the LCEF at:

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

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. In 2015, the LCEF awarded $326,550 through 318 separate student scholarships. 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.

Learn more about the hundreds of student scholarships available here.
Learn about student success stories thanks to the scholarships here.

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 United Bank and Trust, the LCEF has created the teacher mini-grant program to provide funding (up to $500) to Lenawee County teachers and student support personnel to assist them in pursuing innovative projects or programs that would not otherwise be feasible.

Learn more about the Teacher Mini-Grant Program here.
Learn more about teacher success stories thanks to the mini-grant program here.

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
JCC/LISD High School Academy
Lenawee’s CHILD (early childhood education)
LISD TECH Center Programs

  • Agri-Tech
  • Automotive Collision, Repair and Refinish
  • Auto Service Technology
  • Biochemical Technology
  • Building Trades and Construction Careers
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Computer Information Services
  • Computer Programming
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Aide
  • Education Careers
  • Engineering, Design & CAD
  • Engineering, Robotics & Emerging Technologies
  • E.M.T.
  • Graphic Imaging Technology
  • Health Care Careers
  • Horticulture
  • Machining & Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Preparation
  • Residential Construction (onsite)
  • Video and Audio Production
  • Welding Technology

Professional Development Services
Special Education Services
Student Global Exchange Programs

Learn more about the LISD by clicking here.

Other Gifts – If you would like to discuss legacy gifts such as: stock donations, planned giving or other options, please contact John Wanke at 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.

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