Today, Monday, April 16, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia will receive a $25,000 check from The Development Workshop to support projects at five schools across the city. The presentation will be made at Richard R. Wright School, which is receiving a portion of the funds to purchase school uniforms.
As the director of the nonprofit that raises funds to support Philadelphia’s public schools, it’s hard not to be in awe of the San Francisco company Ripple and its $29 million donation last week to the educational crowdsourcing site DonorsChoose.org. The result? More than 35,000 teacher requests were instantly fully funded.
The Eagles' Super Bowl victory is the gift that keeps on giving to school kids in Philadelphia. The birds' post-season success has taken a charitable effort by offensive tackle Lane Johnson to a whole new level.
FOX 29's Bruce Gordon has the story.
The Lindback Foundation’s 2018 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Principal Leadership Awards are scheduled to be given out to top Philadelphia School District principals Thursday at the Prince Theater in Center City. The prize comes with $20,000 for each educator’s school. Here are the winners, chosen by a committee of district staff and Lindback Foundation trustees from over 50 applicants across the city.
I am a student and a soon to be product of the Philadelphia public school system. I have gone through what some may say the worse of the system and the best of the system. I was born and raised in the Southwest Philadelphia part of Philadelphia.
I received the request to host “The Giving Tuesday” Event at Bregy featuring Lane Johnson from The Philadelphia Eagles as I was heading home on the day before Thanksgiving. I immediately agreed to the request, all the time thinking about the joy that it would bring to our building having Lane Johnson there. There was a lot of preparation behind the scenes for this event. Everyone wanted to know what would Bregy School get for hosting.
They’re the Lords of Dogtown.
Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson and Chris Long ran off the field Saturday night with dog masks on their heads after beating the Falcons, a gimmick they came up with after oddsmakers made the top-seeded Eagles underdogs on their home field.
PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson is fully embracing the team’s underdog status heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, by selling “Home Dogs Gonna Eat” t-shirts.
A Philadelphia Eagle is among the generous donors pledging support to the School District of Philadelphia on this Giving Tuesday.
In front of students from the F. Amadee Bregy School in South Philadelphia, Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson announced he is donating 100 percent of his new clothing line “Follow my block” LJ65, to the fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
There were all sorts of noises coming from the students in the auditorium at Lincoln High School – raised voices, non-stop chatter — sounds most school administrators typically frown on, especially when hosting the mayor and the superintendent of schools.