Corporate Donors

Thank you to The Big Smile Orthodontics for your support!


A huge thanks to The Big Smile Orthodontics and Dr. Jane for the continued support for our LPS Education Foundation! Wow! A $10,000 commitment … We are so thankful!

MECU supports the LPS Education Foundation


We would like to thank Michigan Educational Credit Union for its continued support of the LPS Education Foundation! We are so fortunate to have such generous community partners. This donation supports our Competitive Edge college savings program for students in our district.

Masco supports the LPS Foundation

Recently Masco Corporation presented the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation with a very generous contribution.

Shown here from left to right are Paul Condon-Foundation Director, Sue Sabo-Director of Communications and Corporate Giving for Masco Corporation, Diane Policelli, President LPS Education Foundation, and Andrea Oquist, Superintendent of Livonia Public Schools.

Masco Corporation recently moved its world headquarters to Livonia and has made an impact on many local charitable groups including the LPS Education Foundation.

“We are so very honored to have such a fine company as a partner in our mission” said Paul Condon.  “Their support will go a long way in aiding our efforts to enhance the educational experience of all students in the Livonia School District.”

DFCU Financial is in tune with LPS Education Foundation

DFCU Financial and the LPS Education Foundation are in perfect rhythm when it comes to providing learning opportunities for students in Livonia Public Schools.

Financial support such as that from DFCU Financial allows the LPS Education Foundation to offer classroom grants to teachers who vie for these coveted resources.

DFCU representatives saw, heard and felt, first-hand, the impact the classroom grants are making when they recently visited a Kennedy Elementary third-grade music class directed by teacher Don Stromberg.

Students played tubano drums, which were purchased through two grants from the LPS Education Foundation. The World Drumming program, designed by Dr. Will Schmid, is incorporated into the K-4 curriculum.

“The benefits of World Music Drumming involve many skills that will be required in the 21st century workplace, which include critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, and the value of self in the synergy of a group,” stated Stromberg in his grant application. “Drumming also requires students to practice their memorization skills and provides each child an outlet for self-expression. The mind-body-spirit activity has been proven to enhance social skills, mental and emotional health and increase academic performance.”

Research has also shown a strong correlation between music and the development of language arts and mathematical literacy skills.

Schools benefit from Community Financial program

To help bolster local education in southeast Michigan, Community Financial Credit Union announced it has donated funds to a number of school district foundations through the credit union’s Community Shares program.

Community Shares, founded in 1999 to serve communities in southeast and northern Michigan, facilitates donations to school projects, functions and foundations. The credit union has made $25,500 in donations spread among eight school districts in 2015.

Included in this donation were dollars to help fund grants through the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation, the Northville Educational Foundation and the Novi Education Foundation.

Grants also helped the Plymouth-Canton Educational Excellence Foundation, including East Middle School’s music program.

“Our local schools are the backbone of strong communities here in Michigan, and so we feel it is important to give back to the communities that have been so good to us,” said Community Financial community relations manager Natalie McLaughlin. “We know that funding for our school districts is a constant challenge, so we’re happy to help support educational needs wherever we can.”

Working with school districts to identify programs in need of financial support, Community Financial also made donations to the Livonia Public Schools Education Foundation, the Northville Educational Foundation and the Novi Education Foundation.

Published by O&E Media 12/3/15

Current Donors

  • All Covered/Konica Minolta
  • AlphaUSA
  • Bill Brown Ford, Inc.
  • Blue Line Investigations
  • Busch’s Fresh Food Market
  • CAF America (Charity Aid Foundation)
  • Cheryl Bowker, LLC – Allstate Insurance
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • Community Financial Credit Union
  • DFCU Financial
  • Edward Jones
  • Feldman Chevrolet of Livonia
  • Interior Environments
  • John Rogin Buick—Livonia, Inc.
  • Larry’s Foodland
  • Livonia Chamber of Commerce
  • Livonia Rotary Charitable Foundation
  • LPS Employees and Retirees
  • MacFarland and Company Home Sales
  • MacFarland Painting
  • MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel)
  • Masco Corporation
  • MOD Pizza
  • Mother Hubbard Nursery, Inc.
  • NTH Consultants
  • OHM Advisors
  • Parkside Credit Union
  • Perfection Vending
  • Plante Moran CRESA
  • Roofing Technology Associates
  • Rotary Club of Livonia – AM
  • Roush Industries
  • Sellinger Associates
  • SHS Booster Club
  • West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Wines for Humanity

Founding Corporate Donors

View Founding Donors Slideshow

  • Bill Brown Ford, Inc.
  • Davenport University
  • DFCU Financial
  • Kopmeyer & Talty, P.C.
  • Livonia Chamber of Commerce
  • LPS Employees
  • Madonna University
  • Masri Orthodontics
  • Michigan Educational Credit Union
  • Michigan Educational Savings Plan – TIAA-CREF
  • Michigan Fuels
  • Observer and Eccentric Newspapers
  • Parkside Credit Union
  • Schoolcraft College
  • St. Mary Hospital – Livonia
  • TRW Automotive
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