The LaFave Family Fund

2023 Grants from the LaFave Family Fund

In January 2023, the Foundation awarded the following six grants from the LaFave Family Fund:

    1. Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha: to support the club’s winter supply packs for domestic violence victims.

Faith, Hope and Love: to support art projects for youth in foster care,

Kenosha Achievement Center: to support enrichment activities for youth with developmental disabilities.

Kenosha Literacy Council: to support family literacy programming,

Kenosha Museum Foundation: to support teacher training in Native American history and sovereignty.

Peace Learning Circles: to support age-appropriate conflict resolution programming.

NOTE: In addition to the grants awarded to non-profit organizations, each year the LaFave Family Fund supports a scholarship at Marquette University’s College of Communications (Susann LaFave’s alma mater).

Focus of Grants from the LaFave Family Fund
Grant funding from the LaFave Family Fund supports organizations that further education – particularly to promoting the humanities, the arts, tolerance, and communication.

About the Fund
Susann LaFave was a Bradford High School English teacher for over 35 years devoted to serving her students. Her interests included the arts (including which included acting in local productions) and traveling the world.

Following her passing in January 2009, her estate established the LaFave Family Fund with the Kenosha Community Foundation. In establishing her trust, Ms. LaFave explained:

“In my capacity as a high school English teacher in the Kenosha public schools, I devoted my life to education, particularly to promoting humanities, the arts, tolerance and communication…income (from the Funds) shall be used to further these purposes, in perpetuity, including, in particular, teaching and benefiting those who would promote a sense of tolerance and who would seek to end man’s inhumanity to man.”

In addition to establishing an annual scholarship at her alma mater – Marquette University, income from the LaFave Family Funds provides grants to organizations that promote the interests and values that Ms. LaFave held.