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Foundation hands out $40,000 worth of grants to La Crosse teachers



Twenty-four grant requests totally $40,300 was a pleasant surprise on Tuesday for La Crosse teachers.

The La Crosse Public Education Foundation announced the news it had granted 24 of 39 requests.

“They’re choosing based on creativity or innovation, the ability to engage students and the total impact or reach of the project,” executive director David Stoeffler explained.

Stoeffler added that the money, in large part, comes from donations from the community, as well as a $1.5 million endowment fund.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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