Bob & Peg Laven Teacher Endowment
Bob Laven was a graduate of Riley High School and had always felt the need to support the South Bend Community School Corporation. As a key member of the SBCSC Board of Trustees for many years, he helped make decisions to shape the future of SBCSC. Recognizing that children need to have quality education available to them, his wife Peg was always involved on the school level with various Parent-Teacher Organizations and functions as time allowed while raising 4 children. Bob would later lend his enthusiasm and drive to the Education Foundation as President and also then as Development & Marketing Chair. Bob & Peg both recognize the importance that education has in our society and our community and have always encouraged their children and others to learn, read and grow in whatever their field of interest may be. They realize that school systems are under-funded and that outside help is needed to not only keep quality programs in the schools, but also to provide our young people with new and effective ways of learning.
Since this endowment was established, 6 grants have been given in the Laven's name totaling $9,019.35 benefitting 956 students.