Logix Federal Credit Union worked with Principal Gretchen Lupica at Golden Oak Community School to raise money for the students’ MakerSpace.
“I was fortunate to participate in the SCV Education Foundation’s Principal for a day with Gretchen (Lupica),” Branch Sales Manager Steve Artis said. “We talked about how Logix could help spur some fundraising dollars. The credit union offered to match up to $1,000 if the students brought in the funds for MakerSpace.”
And, in just four weeks, the elementary school children brought in more.
“Our parents and students really rallied to get the community to share much-needed dollars for the space,” Lupica said. “The first-graders met the challenge with their teacher, Holly Linam, and tallied for the most money. Between the dollars from the challenge grant from Logix, the students’ campaign and other resources, we now have $3,000 to build the space.”
One of the students created a video to help communicate what MakerSpace is and what it can be. The video was viewed by all of the students Thursday where the first-grade class received their prizes.
“It’s great to see the business community take advantage of their time with our principals,” said Jackie Hartmann, Executive Director for the SCV Education Foundation. “We always hope that we can start some connections with Principal for a Day in February, allowing for projects like these before year’s end. And, this example demonstrates how the involvement can result in lasting relationships.”
The MakerSpace is set for development during the next few months. “We’ll invite the community to celebrate with us when it’s completed,” Lupica said. “It will be fantastic to offer an area for our kids to conduct scientific investigations and experiment with computer coding. They will become innovators and explore, learn and create.”