LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Employees of Fayette County Public Schools have contributed more than $36,800 through the district’s 2018-19 United Way giving campaign.
These funds will support local efforts to provide for United Way of the Bluegrass partners and programs that make impacts in education, financial stability, and basic needs in Lexington and across Central Kentucky.
Starting this school year, FCPS employees had the option to designate their gifts for the United Promise fund, which goes back into public schools and classrooms through one-time grants of $500 to $2,500 that support student success.
United Way also thanked the following schools for having the highest staff participation rates:
- First place: Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary
- Second: Beaumont Middle School
- Third: Wellington Elementary School
Maxwell boasted 37% of its staff pledging gifts through the annual campaign and received a United Promise grant for $2,500. Beaumont received a catered lunch for its staff, courtesy of J. Renders Southern Table & Bar, and Wellington staff enjoyed donuts and coffee for their support.
United Way of the Bluegrass extends its thanks to all schools, departments, and FCPS employees for a successful campaign. For more information, visit www.uwbg.org or call (859) 233-4460.