MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Lakeland Education Foundation honored three district educators at its annual Gala and Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, at Villa Barone, in Mahopac.

The all-volunteer foundation, started in 1994, supports Lakeland schools by raising funds for specific student and teacher-initiated projects that enrich the educational experience and are not funded by the district’s budget. It awarded its millionth dollar in 2017.

The honorees were Dr. Elaine Alden, Ben Franklin Elementary School math coach; Donna Bolner, Walter Panas High School assistant principal; and Jacqueline Woodruff, Van Cortlandtville Elementary School principal.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for Yorktown News.