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The Bridge Fund: Filling a Need Gap in Lawrence Schools

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Lawrence residents Chad McCune and Mark Pressley created The Bridge Fund to help students bridge a gap in Lawrence schools. During the 2015-2016 school year, The Bridge Fund reports that 657 students were impacted by its efforts, and the number has doubled during the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year impacting more than 1,200 students. Opportunities made available included college tours, scholarships, state certification fees, winter coats, college application fees, medical scrubs, yearbooks, cosmetology kits, performing arts fees, athletic fees, and much more. “We wanted to do something in Lawrence in ...

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Good People, Good Causes; Please Give Locally

This year marked the first year of publication for the Lawrence Community Newsletter. We as publishers pledged to highlight a different Lawrence-area non-profit each month, and also to donate dollars to help their causes. One by one, they serve our society in their own unique way, donating dollars and hours without much hoopla. They feed, help, and educate members of our community on a daily basis, often putting the needs of others before their own. At this time of year, you likely receive requests from numerous charities, asking to donate so you can then write it off on your 2014 ...

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Good People, Good Causes: The Bridge Fund

Writer / Kathi Moore Sometimes a charity exists in a covert manner, quietly funding the needs of others, allowing them to thrive better in the community. Such is the case with The Bridge Fund, a Lawrence-area nonprofit organization that is loosely attached to the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township Foundation and “connecting deserving students with opportunity.” Three years ago, Chad McCune’s father, Dr. Bob McCune, DVM passed away, leaving behind a legacy of volunteer work with the Lawrence Exchange Group, a service group. He challenged Chad and longtime friend Mark Pressley to continue his work with youth locally rather ...

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