We are an independent, not-for-profit, 501c(3) philanthropic organization directed by a volunteer board of trustees from the Lakewood community. We are funded by private donations and fundraising events.

Lakewood has been known for its excellence in public education for generations. LREF provides support and opportunities that enrich the educational experience of each and every student in the Lakewood Public Schools and assists Lakewood Alumni in maintaining their connections to their classmates and their Alma Mater. 



The ApplICATION PACKET FOR Margaret Warner/Meinke teaching grants for the 2017-2018 school year IS available NOW!  Click here

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