High School students who can’t afford to pay for their participation in athletic programs and other activities will be getting some help from the newly created Bob Landgraf Opportunity Fund. Details were unveiled at last week’s Board of Education meeting.
Landgraf, who graduated from Westminster high school in 1962, was a successful businessman and community leader who served two separate stints on the Board of Education. He died in March and was remembered by hundreds of people during a celebration of his life on Saturday, April 4.
Board Vice President, Dino Valente is leading the effort to make sure Landgraf’s generosity is passed along to future generations. “Bob never forgot his roots and was proud of the education he received here and spent his life giving back to the community,” said Valente.
The fund will be administered by the District 50 Education Foundation, and be supported by donations and an annual fund raising event. The Foundation will work with the District and school principals to determine how the money will be distributed.
Landgraf’s family has also been invited to serve as consultants to the fund.
The Insider will keep you updated on future fundraising efforts.