LPS Foundation receives $40,000 thanks to the community - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

LPS Foundation receives $40,000 thanks to the community

Featured Videos

The Lawton Public Schools Foundation received $40,000 in donations to end 2017 thanks to the local community. (Source KSWO) The Lawton Public Schools Foundation received $40,000 in donations to end 2017 thanks to the local community. (Source KSWO)

The Lawton Public Schools Foundation is giving thanks for the generosity of the Lawton community, who allowed them to raise $40,000 in just six weeks.

Thanks to the kindness of donors, the foundation was able to reach their $20,000 fundraising goal. Since that goal was met, Liberty National Bank followed through on its promise to match it -- so on Friday bank officials presented the foundation with a check for $20,000.

Foundation officials were touched at the massive success of this year's campaign.

"This was the best campaign we ever had in that people around gave an amount that was meaningful to them. We had everything from $5 donations to $4,000," Executive Director Lisa Carson said.

This money raised will be used to supplement the need for resources, technology, materials and extra-curricular activities for teachers across the district.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Man creates app that identifies dog breeds with just a photo

    Man creates app that identifies dog breeds with just a photo

    Monday, July 23 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:35:03 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:35:03 GMT
    Just snap a picture of a hound you want to ID and the Doggzam! app will do the rest. (Source: DoggZam!/WXYZ/CNN)Just snap a picture of a hound you want to ID and the Doggzam! app will do the rest. (Source: DoggZam!/WXYZ/CNN)

    Just snap a picture of a hound you want to ID and the Doggzam! app will do the rest.

    Just snap a picture of a hound you want to ID and the Doggzam! app will do the rest.

  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:29:17 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

  • Trump returns to 'Witch Hunt' tweets against Mueller probe

    Trump returns to 'Witch Hunt' tweets against Mueller probe

    Monday, July 23 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:25:08 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:28:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

    President Donald Trump has returned to referring to "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference.

    President Donald Trump has returned to referring to "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference.

Powered by Frankly