LABI Donates Funds to Northdale Magnet Academy and Teach for America
- December 14, 2012
Left to right) Bobbi and Lane Grigsby; Danisha Brumfield, Northdale Academy student; Megan Thompson, Northdale Academy student; and Leroy Helire, Northdale Academy’s principal at the LABI golf tournament.
Northdale Academy Principal Leroy Helire and Teach for America Executive Director Michael Tipton accepted the donations at a small gathering held at LABI’’s headquarters on Friday, December 7.
“"LABI has a longstanding relationship with Northdale. We support educational alternatives for Louisiana’’s children and Northdale delivers. The South Louisiana Chapter of Teach for America also makes a positive impact on the lives of children. LABI supports them wherever we can,”" said Dan Juneau, LABI president.
In addition to the funds, LABI also donated coffee, creamer, sugar and other coffee supplies to the teachers at Northdale Magnet Academy.
LABI has donated $125,715 to Northdale Magnet Academy and $102,737 to Teach for America’’s South Louisiana Chapter since 2001.
LABI, the statewide chamber of commerce and Louisiana’’s manufacturing association, is the champion of economic growth and free enterprise for better business in Louisiana. For nearly 40 years, LABI is improving Louisiana’’s business climate. Beginning with passage of Louisiana’’s right-to-work law in 1976 to spearheading historic education reforms of 2012, LABI is a powerful force for business in Louisiana politics.
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