A Community Thrives – Helping Communities Succeed

Categories: community, Education, News
ACT 2017 Winners
A Community Thrives (ACT) is a USA TODAY NETWORK nation-wide program that provides the resources necessary for philanthropic missions in communities to succeed. ACT enables community members to act on ideas that improve the people, organizations, government, and businesses around them by equipping them with the resources they need to thrive. In its first year, …

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Your Votes Made a Difference – LHF Receives $50k for Floating Classroom

Categories: community, Education, Lake Hopatcong, News, Projects and Initiatives
LHF Receives $50k Grant From USA TODAY Network for the Purchase of a Floating Classroom If you thought your daily clicks and shares in our #VoteToFloat campaign weren’t really making a difference, you would be mistaken.  We are thrilled to announce that the LHF is the recipient of one of nine grants from the USA TODAY …

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Vote Today for $100K! 

Categories: community, Education, Fundraising, Lake Hopatcong, News, Other, Projects and Initiatives

We need your votes to win up to $100,000 to fund the purchase of a 40-foot, custom-built covered pontoon boat for a floating classroom for Lake Hopatcong! Please vote daily from April 12 through May 12 to help us win a grant from A Community Thrives (ACT), USA TODAY NETWORK’S nation-wide philanthropic program. The program …

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Three schools down, three to go…

Categories: Education, News, Other

After two days of class trips, we are happy to say that we’ve had great days (and good weather!) with the fourth graders of Nixon School (Roxbury), Mt. Arlington School, and St. Therese School. We have three more days of class trips with the fourth graders from Durban Ave School (Hopatcong), White Rock School (Jefferson), …

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Giving it our best shot at Impact100 Garden State

Categories: Education, Grants, News, Other

We were beyond honored to spend Wednesday night at the annual reception for Impact100 Garden State, which awarded grants of $102,500 to each of the two winning organizations among the six finalists who presented. Out of more than 90 applicants, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation was chosen as one of the six finalists for our “floating …

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Making a “SPLASH” on the Delaware

Categories: Education, News, Other

The foundation continues its research on other “floating classrooms.” We joined Tewksbury Elementary School fourth grade students on SPLASH Delaware River Steamboat Floating Classroom on their last voyage of the season in September. SPLASH, an acronym for Student Participation in Learning Aquatic Science & History, offers on-the-water educational experiences. These enthusiastic students enjoyed hearing from …

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A Letter from St. Therese School

Categories: Education, News, Other

The following is a letter written by St. Therese School Principal (and LHF volunteer and supporter) Lisa Hirschfeld following the school’s fourth-grade field trip to Hopatcong State Park for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s first-ever field trip program, in support of our long-term goal of a “floating classroom.” Thank YOU, Lisa, for giving us the opportunity …

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