LAPEL, I.N., May 9, 2019 (Pendleton Times Post) — For its increase in gifts to United Way, Frankton-Lapel Community Schools earned the 2019 Rise to the Challenge Award.
Kim Williams of United Way of Madison County presented the award to the corporation at the most recent school board meeting on April 18.
Williams said 11 businesses and schools received the award, which indicates an increase of more than 5 percent in employees giving to United Way.
Frankton-Lapel schools surpassed that amount substantially with an 80 percent increase.
“Every school system in the county received the award,” Williams said. “The schools were amazingly generous.”
Williams said the Frankton-Lapel school system had the greatest increase of all the schools and businesses.
More than $8,000 was raised, which will be matched by the Indiana United Way organization.
“Because of their generosity, $16,000 will go back into Madison County to (help) struggling families,” Williams said.
Assistant Superintendent Sterling Boles said 42 percent of all Frankton-Lapel school system employees gave.