Mission Statement

We are committed to enriching the quality of the educational offerings at the C-I Public schools in meaningful ways. Our primary goal is to enhance the student experience by supporting innovative learning programs which would otherwise not be possible. The Cuyuna Lakes Education Foundation (CLEF) annually provides grants for the benefit of students within the ISD 182 geographic area.

Our mission can best be accomplished by providing a sustained and growing ability to fund our grants. In this light it is essential that we build an increasing endowment base whose annual proceeds can fund a continuing contribution stream. Our long term funding goal is to increase our endowment by 10% per year.

We believe a non-governmental, non-tax supported entity run by community volunteers is a necessary tool to enhance educational offerings. Resources which improve the school system also serve to improve the desirability of the community for employers and the overall viability of the community.

Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~ Neil Postman

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