P.O. Box 874 Litchfield, CT 06759

©2019 by Litchfield Education Foundation.

About LEF

Educate - Enrich - Empower

 

Who We Are

LEF supports innovative initiatives which transcend the classroom experience and serve to enrich, inspire, and empower Litchfield area children.

What We Do

  • Seek, promote and fund innovative programming tied to future academic success and employment opportunities for area youth

  • Increase shared experiences by bringing children from different towns and schools together

  • Partner with business community, experts and donors as well as educators to fuel growth

  • Increase awareness of educational and learning needs of our young people and its importance to our community’s future and sustainability

  • Prioritize efforts to key pathways: Civics, Business & Entrepreneurship, STEM, Multiculturalism & Literacy

Who We Serve

LEF serves the students of Litchfield and surrounding towns in public, private and home schools.

Our Pathways

LEF and local businesses are aligned in the important work of supporting both the academic and employment success of our area youth.  Portable skills, which are critical to that success, like problem solving, negotiating and adaptability are acquired and honed by engaging in enrichment opportunities.


Following a need analysis and stakeholder survey, LEF has prioritized efforts around the following areas: Business & Entrepreneurship, Civics, Multiculturalism, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and Literacy. LEF is seeking partnerships to design, execute and evaluate hi-impact opportunities for students in these areas.

By developing skills important to gainful employment and entrepreneurship, we maintain and attract employers and therefore grow our business community.

Our Partners

Litchfield Bancorp - Business & Entrepreneurship Pathway sponsor

Two Old Dads - Retro Dodgeball Tournament

CT Association for the Gifted - Minds in Motion

Our Board

Donielle Hawley, Chairperson

Julie Foss, Vice Chair

Sarah Worden, Secretary

Dave Reynolds, Treasurer

Tim Breslin

Debra Cahill

Heather Ford

Tiffany Hussey

Rebecca Munday

Susan Murphy

Sara Schuch


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Other

  • Founded in 2004

  • ​To date, has raised $182,219

  • LEF’s donation revenues have increased 400+% over the past 4 years

    • 2015-6 donations = ~$6,000

    • 2016-7 donations = ~$10,000

    • 2017-8 donations = ~$21,000

    • 2018-9 donations = ~$25,000-30,000

  • LEF has no staff or office space. It is a volunteer-run organization with limited overhead expenses.

LEF Report

Our Newsletter

Winter/Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Winter 2019

Fall 2018