Our Funds

General information

LREF supports and administers a number of endowed funds. Each was started by an individual or group with a specific, restricted purpose in mind. We appreciate any and all contributions to our annual fund, which is unrestricted. However, if one or more of these specific funds speaks to your passions or interests, please consider making a contribution there.

To contribute toward building one of our established endowment funds, please click on the "Support LREF" button and make your contribution through Paypal. Make sure to include the name of the fund(s) that you'd like to support in the notes/comments section of the payment page. You'll be sent an acknowledgement of your contribution. 

NEW!  CLASS OF 2018 BILLY R. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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It is tradition for a graduating class to make a gift to the school to commemorate their time at LHS. However, the members of the LHS Class of 2018 are working on something has not been done in a long while. Their desire to give back to the school which has given them so much that has inspired them create a scholarship that will benefit graduating seniors for years to come.

This is especially notable since there has not been an ongoing scholarship endowed by a graduating class since the classes of 1954 and 1955 created their funds, which continue to be awarded each spring. Spearheaded by senior leaders Abe Dalisky and Brennan Foran, the class hopes to raise the $6000-$7,000 needed to fund an endowed scholarship that will generate a scholarship of $200 or more annually for a graduating senior. The Class is partnering with the family of LHS faculty member and varsity golf coach, Derek Smith, who have agreed to invest funds donated in memory of their late father, Billy R. Smith, a US Air Force veteran, to create the Class of 2018 Billy R. Smith Scholarship.

The scholarship, which will be at least $200 to start and will grow as the fund grows, will go to a graduating senior who has participated in LHS athletics, embodies the Ranger spirit through a commitment to volunteerism and service and who plans to attend either The Ohio State University or Cleveland State University. 

The Class of 2018 welcomes assistance from fellow alums, parents, faculty and staff and the public in building this fund. To make a contribution to the Class of 2018 Billy R. Smith Scholarship fund click on the "DONATE NOW" link or or send a check directly to LREF. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and means a great deal in supporting these young philanthropists who wish to give back to their school.         

DONATE NOW!  (Be sure to note "2018" in the "notes to the seller" section!)