The West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation is the first of its kind in the State, and the school corporation was instrumental, along with supportive state legislators, in the passage of the law that allows for this kind of foundation, one tied directly to the individual school corporation. Our school corporation can be proud of the essential role that we played in this important legislation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation is to support the West Lafayette Community School Corporation in improving the schools’ educational programs and operation by obtaining funding to support the mission of the West Lafayette Community School Corporation and strengthening alumni ties to the schools.The goals of the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation are

  • to enhance the quality of public education,
  • to recognize and reward excellence in education,
  • to foster community support for public school education, and
  • to encourage and support innovative projects designed to improve the quality of learning.


Board of Directors

Doug Masson Doug Masson PresidentBrad Cohen Bradley Cohen Vice President, Alumni Committee Chair, Founding Board Member and Past PresidentSue-Lasater-e1436886676283-768x1024 Sue Lasater TreasurerMary-Beth-Whitman Mary Beth Whitman Secretarybangs Beth Bangs Events Committee MemberBauman John John Baumanmacdonald Jim MacDonald Finance Committee MemberSally Sally Downham Miller Development Committee Memberschott, tom (2008) Tom SchottEaton Tracy Eaton Development Committee MemberMelissa Prochnau Melissa ProchnauJohn Fry John Fry Nominations Committee, Marketing/PR MemberMaria L. Whipple Maria L. WhippleHallie Gorup Hallie Gorup Events Committee MemberCarlo Amani Carlo Amani Marketing/PR ChairNina Wojtalewicz Nina Wojtalewicz Nominations Chair, Teacher GrantsMichael Pedley Michael G. Pedley Ex-Officio


Lindsay Walls Lindsay Walls Executive Director

The Greater Lafayette area has been my home for nearly 20 years. Since high school I have had a passion for volunteering and nonprofits. I’ve had the privilege of working for both national and local nonprofit organizations, each teaching me…

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Native to Central Indiana, I have called the Greater Lafayette area my home for 5 years now. My experience is varied and I have had the opportunity to work for two universities, a hospital and several medical practices, focusing on…

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