2020 Didn’t Slow Us Down
Supporting the community where we and our members live is part of LCCU’s mission. In 2020, we had to be innovative with our involvement in community events and organizations while staying true to our roots.
Supporting local teachers has been part of LCCU’s mission since its inception in 1939. In 2020, each school semester, we continued to offer up to five grants for up to $500, but due to the unprecedented nature of the school year, we received fewer applications than normal. We were happy, though, to award three teachers with LCCU Teacher Grants this year. Congratulations to:
- Melissa Stroupe, Centennial Elementary in Lewiston,
Activity Zone Mats – $270.00
- Maura Sumpter, Highland Elementary in Clarkston,
Reading & Math Materials – $483.09
- Jenine Nord, Cavendish Elementary in Cavendish, Chairs – $465.00
All educators in grades pre-K-12 within our field of membership are eligible to apply for a grant each year. The application deadline for the spring semester is February 20, 2021. Grant applications and more information about applying for a grant are available at
Commitment to Schools
In 2019, we donated $25,000 to Lewis-Clark State College’s Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center (CTE) in Lewiston. Spring of 2021, the CTE will open its doors to the first class of students. We’re also excited to announce that LCCU will have an ATM in the CTE building. It’s another way we continue to build partnerships within the community.
In our continued effort to support our community’s schools, LCCU has committed to donating $10,000 a year for five years to the new Lewiston High School. Their new facilities are sure to bring new opportunities for the 1,000+ students at LHS, and we’re thrilled we can help them each year.
Children’s Miracle Network
On August 29, the LCCU Miracle Golf Tournament welcomed 120 golfers to Bryden Canyon Golf Course to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. It was a huge success! We raised $20,000 and presented Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital with a check on October 21st.
We owe many thanks to all our members, event participants and sponsors for donating their time and money to help us raise funds for so many wonderful community organizations. While 2020 was an unusual and difficult year for many, LCCU is proud to have continued our tradition of being a true community partner!