Club News for Dec. 26, 2012

Photo provided by KRISTI BARNETT WILLIAMS -- LABI donation -- Celebrating a donation by the Louisiana Association of Business and industry to Northdale Magnet Academy and Teach for America on Dec. 7 are, from left, Teach for America Executive Director Michael Tipton, Northdale student Danisha Brumfield, Northdale Principal Leroy Helire, Northdale student Megan Thompson and LABI President Dan Juneau.
Photo provided by KRISTI BARNETT WILLIAMS -- LABI donation -- Celebrating a donation by the Louisiana Association of Business and industry to Northdale Magnet Academy and Teach for America on Dec. 7 are, from left, Teach for America Executive Director Michael Tipton, Northdale student Danisha Brumfield, Northdale Principal Leroy Helire, Northdale student Megan Thompson and LABI President Dan Juneau.

School, TFA receive donation from LABI

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry donated $10,000 to both Teach for America and the East Baton Rouge Parish public school system’s Northdale Magnet Academy. LABI donated the $20,000 from its annual golf tournament net revenues.

Northdale Principal Leroy Helire and Teach for America Executive Director Michael Tipton accepted the donations at a gathering on Dec. 7 at LABI’s headquarters.

In addition to the funds, LABI also donated coffee, creamer, sugar and other coffee supplies to the teachers at Northdale Magnet Academy.

LABI has donated $125,715 to Northdale Magnet Academy and $102,737 to Teach for America’s South Louisiana Chapter since 2001.

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