• Community Education Breakfast2017 Breakfast Major Sponsors
    2017 Speaker - Hamilton Lewis, 2005 Free State High School graduate, and Senior Pre-Visualization Artist at The Third Floor, Inc.  The event will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton, Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 a.m.  Sponsorship information is available here or by contacting the Foundation Office at 785-330-1941.
    Hamilton Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Community Education Breakfast. Hamilton Lewis, a 2005 Free State High School graduate and Senior Pre-Visualization Artist at The Third Floor, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Lawrence Schools Foundation Community Education Breakfast, Friday, Sept. 15.

    Each fall the Lawrence Schools Foundation hosts the Community Education Breakfast to support early childhood education, innovative teaching and learning opportunities, recognition of outstanding educators, and encouragement of student achievement in the Lawrence Public Schools.

    The event features a keynote speaker, who attended Lawrence Public Schools and graduated from either Lawrence High School or Free State High School. Lewis will be the first Free State High School graduate to speak at the event.

    Lewis worked at DreamWorks Animation for more than seven years and was involved in movies such as "Kung Fu Panda: Holiday Special", "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Rise of the Guardians", "Mr. Peabody and Sherman", "Penguins of Madagascar", "Home", "Kung Fu Panda 3" and this year’s "The Boss Baby."

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    Community Education Breakfast Keynote Speakers
    2002 - Srinija Srinivasan, LHS ’89, editor of Yahoo, Inc.
    2003 - Dolph Simons, Jr., LHS ’47, president of The World Co. 
    2004 - Dr. Andrew Benton, LHS ’70, president of Pepperdine University
    2005 - Michelle Senecal DeFonsaco, LHS ’78, Sprint International executive
    2006 - Kannon Shamugam, LHS ’89, U.S. Attorney General office
    2007 - Chuck Mead, LHS ’79, Grammy-nominated performer
    2008 - Brian McClendon, LHS ‘82, invented Google Earth, Vice President, Google
    2009 - Mark Dominik, LHS ‘89, General Manager, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    2010 - Alan R. Mulally, LHS ‘63, CEO, Ford Motors
    2011 - David Booth, LHS ‘66, CEO, Dimensional Fund Advisors
    2012 - Dr. Larry Kwak, LHS ‘77, M.D.Anderson, cancer research
    2013 - Corinne Brinkerhoff, LHS ‘98, CBS writer/producer
    2014 - Roberta Smith, LHS ’65, Art Critic for New York Times

     Guests were welcomed with music.
    A great crowd enjoyed breakfast and supporting the Lawrence Public Schools.