What We Do
We organize support and fundraising for athletic programs at Leland Public School in Leland, MI.
Over the past 20 years, essential school expenses have grown faster than state and federal funding. Annual operating budgets are now squeezed razor thin, forcing difficult choices when allocating resources. Furthermore, athletic programs share the same limited pool of funds that support classroom education.
Personal growth from the student-athlete experience is vital for many, and shouldn’t be left to chance.
The Leland Comets Legacy Fund is organized to help sustain the history and tradition of excellence through financial assistance for the athletic programs that may not otherwise be fully funded in the annual school budget.
A successful athletic program incorporates physical fitness, wholesome health practices, along with life skills such as self discipline, cooperation, dedication, honesty, and respect, encouraging our students to contribute to our communities as positive, healthy, well rounded individuals.
The Leland Comets Legacy Fund is possible through the continued generosity of parents, alumni, friends, and the extended Leland community whose exceptional support is a true testament of our pride in the legacy of Leland Public School Athletics.
Is the Leland Comets Legacy Fund affiliated with Leland Public School?
Yes. LCLF is a fundraising club affiliated with the school.
How will my donation be used?
Donations to the Leland Comets Legacy Fund are passed through, less any related costs, to the LPS Athletic Department for direct financial support of school athletic programs.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes, all donations to the school are tax deductible.
How are the funds allocated among teams?
The LPS Administration decides which sports and how many teams it can support and allocates funds as needed for each program.
Can I specify to which team my donation goes?
Donations to Leland Comets Legacy Fund will support all student athletes of Leland Public School.
What other funding sources contribute to LPS athletics?
Participation fees paid by students and gate receipts defray the costs of the program. However, the LPS General Fund covers approximately $150,000 of the athletic program costs each year. When school funding gets tight, funding for the athletic program is in jeopardy.
How much of my donation will be used to support the athletic program?
All donations above the small cost of supplies, tech charges, and bank fees (expected to be about $750 annually) will be used on athletic programs.
Who manages the Leland Comets Legacy Fund?
The Legacy Fund is managed by a committee of volunteers composed of parents, coaches, community members, and school representatives.
The Leland Comets Legacy Fund is guided by a volunteer committee comprised of the following members:
- Sandy Thomas
- Ryan Knudsen
- Sarah Landry Ryder
- Bailey Duperon
- Jeff Keen