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The Partnership Foundation

The Portsmouth Partnership Foundation was created to support both worthwhile projects and non-profits within the city of Portsmouth. Today, an Advisory Committee of Lefcoe alumni reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Partnership’s Executive Committee for final approval.  Since 2003, PPF grants have included the following:

Bon Secours Maryview Foundation (Heart Institute)                                                 $10,000

Portsmouth Museums Foundation (Children’s Museum expansion)                       $20,000

Elizabeth River Project                                                                                                      $2,500

Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library (Churchland computers)                         $18,309

Hampton Roads Arts Trust feasibility study                                                                   $1,000

Lefcoe Alumni Association SAIL Award                                                                          $3,500

Mile Marker Zero Rendezvous                                                                                          $5,000

Portsmouth Community Foundation (Pokey Smokey II)                                            $5,000

Portsmouth Economic Development Dept. – Business Appreciation                      $1,279

Portsmouth Economic Development Dept. – Job Fair                                               $1,000

Portsmouth Public Schools – Porte Towne Magic                                                        $3,000

Portsmouth Schools Foundation                                                                                       $2,000

Seeds for a Healthy Watershed                                                                                         $1,787

Starbase Victory                                                                                                                    $5,500

Tidewater Community College – Portsmouth Public Schools scholarship                $25,000

Todi Music Fest                                                                                                                     $8,500

Urban Arts Center                                                                                                                $3,000

Portsmouth Museums Foundation (Winter Wonderland)                                             $2,000

The Portsmouth Partnership board has been pleased and gratified by the PPF’s focus, its performance, & its ability to tap the expertise of Lefcoe Leadership Alumni in identifying & addressing the needs of Portsmouth’s non-profit organizations.​

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Starbase Victory

Every 4th, 5th and 6th grader in the Portsmouth Public School System attends Starbase, a week-long program focusing on the environment, geo-spatial concepts, and the principles of flight.  Pictured above, 6th graders work toward the final day of class, when each will launch his or her very own rocket.

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Portsmouth School Foundation

“Innovator grants” of $500 each, provided by the Portsmouth Schools Foundation, enable teachers to put new ideas and opportunities in front of their students. Here, students design and construct a scale model of a whale

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Friends of the Portsmoth Library

A grant to the Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library paid for the computers in the Technology Training Room of the new Churchland Branch Library.

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