About FOLS

The "Friends of Lighthouse School" (FOLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established to support Lighthouse School programs and activities through grants, gifts, donations, and fundraising efforts. The Lighthouse School is a K-8 public charter school located in Coos Bay, Oregon that educates based on a Waldorf-inspired holistic approach that incorporates the studentís head, heart, and hands for academic and personal development.

The primary goal for FOLS is to use the assets of the organization to enrich the educational and social experiences of the students of the Lighthouse School.

FOLS aims to achieve its goals through identification and targeting of special school needs that may be difficult to address through the School's regular funding sources. Examples of this may include updated playground equipment, gardening and cooking program support, library materials, musical instruments, and technology enhancements.

FOLS is managed and coordinated entirely by volunteers. Our Board of Directors are: Mike Seldon (President), Shawn Chase, Julie Graber, Daniel Pruett, Lisa LaGesse, Jake Robinson, and Josie Keating (FOLS Secretary and Fundraising Committee Chair).

Other volunteers that are keys to FOLS success are: Bookkeeper Ginger Johnson, Lighthouse School Director Wade Lester, and Grant Program Coordinator Scott McEachern.