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Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Mt. Lebanon School District


Contact: Audrey Bode, Executive Director
412-337-0225; abode@mtlebanonendowment.org

Mt. Lebanon, PA (May 15, 2012) – Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation (MLCF)  has awarded a $10,000 grant to Mt. Lebanon School District to fund a portion of a feasibility study. The grant is from the Mt. Lebanon Community Impact Fund.

The School District feasibility study will assess the viability of a capital campaign, and appropriate strategies for conducting it.  Contributions to the campaign would be used to offset existing costs of the Mt. Lebanon Senior High School renovation, as well as build a permanent endowment to support curriculum and other educational needs of the district.

“The Mt. Lebanon School District’s expressed its desire to conduct a successful capital campaign in order to reduce the tax burden associated with the high school renovation and benefit all residents of Mt. Lebanon, especially our most vulnerable citizens” said Joseph King, President of MLCF’s Board of Directors.  “At Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation, we strive to support the priorities of the community and its residents and support projects that will give current, past, and future residents a meaningful and long-lasting sense of pride in the distinctive qualities of this wonderful community.”

About Mt. Lebanon Community Foundationwww.mtlebanonendowment.org. Through contributions from individuals, families and organizations, Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation works to build a permanent fund to support programs and services for the Mt. Lebanon community and its residents, and preserve its unique character.   As an independent 501(c)(3) public charity, MLCF focuses upon three areas:

Families and Children—providing them with the help they need to be strong and functional, and supporting Youth to develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially.

Senior Citizens—providing them with opportunities to employ their energy and creativity, and addressing their social and physical needs so that none lack access to services and activities of their choosing.

Community Life—sustaining and enhancing the amenities that make Mt. Lebanon a good place to live; supporting cultural, artistic, aesthetic and recreational programs and institution; and funding efforts that promote community and civility.