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Class Gifts

Several graduating classes have raised substantial funds to support various projects that will leave a legacy at the school.

Perhaps equally as important, the classes’ effort involved over 85% of students contributing and many taking leadership roles; this experience will further a life-long connection to the school and foster a habit of leadership and generosity.

Each semester’s graduating class elects a representative committee to decide on a project and spearhead the fundraising. Make your class gift now!

December 2013 & May 2014

Most recently, the classes of December 2013 and May 2014 have given a lead student gift to the pending classroom/building addition for the school. The classes of December 2012 and May 2013 have made substantial headway to endow a Spirit of LER scholarship to the incoming student who best embodies the characteristics of a successful LER graduate. Both of these intiatives are key to the giving priorities of the school, and all alumni and friends are welcome to make a donation online.

Alumni_Give_ClassGifts_ClassroomDecember 2010 & Spring 2011

The graduating classes of December 2010 and Spring 2011 joined forces with others to help renovate an outdated computer lab into a state of the art classroom.

Spring 2009

Alumni_Give_ClassGifts_PlaquesThe Spring 2009 class thought with the recent transitions the school has undergone from the new space design to the new name they would recognize how far LER has come throught the years of ILIR. The class researched six areas of the school’s history and designed plaques that now hang in the recruitment waiting area.

December 2008

The December 2008 class designed and purchased decorative glass panels for the entryway to the new Franke Suite.

The December class also secured funds and purchased a large LCD television for the basement student lounge that plays information about visiting companies, guest speakers, workshops, distinguished alumni news, student activities and more to be updated by students weekly.

May 2008

The May 2008 class commissioned the purchase of over a dozen prints of professional campus photography to adorn the Recruiting and Seminar Suite. They tied the project together with a professional shot of all the current students also displayed in the suite.

LER recognized and appreciates these students – now members of our alumni community – who gave their hard-earned money and limited free-time to leave a legacy at LER.

December 2007

The December 2007 class wrote a promotional video for the student experience in our MHRIR program.  They hired the services of professional videographers on campus and brought the video to fruition: