Alumni Association Presents Check for $10,000 to Lanier High School
October 27, 2020
Participating in the presentation of a check for $10,000 to Lanier High School are, from left, Dr. Valerie Bradley, the school's principal with representatives of the Alumni Association, Hazel Shields and Jessie Hearn.
The Lanier High School National Alumni Association has made another generous donation of $10,000 to Lanier High School for supplies, materials, and activities. With this donation, the organization's funding total has surpassed $100,000 in support for students at the school. More than half of the funds donated (more than $7,000) was raised during a four-week campaign held last summer-themed Christmas in July.
"We all know that these are tough times for everybody, especially for our children," said Lanier Principal Dr. Valerie Bradley. "I'm excited that they will be the beneficiaries of this money. I just can't say thank you enough. On behalf of all the staff, teachers, and our students, I say 'Thank you.'"
Established in 1998, the Lanier High School National Alumni Association is committed to supporting the academic, social, and economic needs of Lanier students by increasing academic success and supporting the development of skills that will contribute to their participatory citizenship.
In recent years, the association's philanthropy assisted the school in acquiring a refurbished ambulance for the health careers program. Additionally, they have supported a clothing closet and awarded college scholarships to students. For their ongoing partnership, the Alumni Association and Lanier High School were recognized with the 2019 Governor's Award for Partnership Excellence.