About Us

The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation was created in 2003 as an independent, charitable foundation dedicated to raising funds for Lakehead Public Schools students. Funds raised through the Foundation have been directed to graduating secondary students in the form of scholarships, Student Assistance Fund and to help fund the Grade 8 Awards of Excellence. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised funds through donations – Celebrations of Life (In Memory) and through an annual golf tournament.

The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation operates under the following mission and vision:

Our Mission

The Lakehead Public Schools Foundation is a student-centered charitable foundation that proudly supports public education in our community and is dedicated to raising funds to enhance learning opportunities for all students.

Our Vision

Realizing the dreams of our children
The Foundation’s fundraising efforts will be expanding in the near future so be sure to check back often for updates on exciting events and how you can get involved.

Membership Application

Board of Directors

Sherri-Lynne Pharand, President

Jordan Lester, Chair

Brian McKinnon, Vice-Chair

Kirsti Alaksa, Secretary/Treasurer

Jamie Smith, Director

TBD, Director

Staff Members

Charity Rydholm
Executive Secretary
Lakehead Public Schools

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