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Support K-12 Programs

Want to support one of our K-12 programs? Preview the list below and contact Caitlin Yoder, community engagement specialist, to partner with us: 574-372-5100, ext. 6455 or yodercs@grace.edu

Lilly Center Field Trips – $400-25,000

The Lilly Center offers destination field trips for kindergarten-through-third grade at the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science complex on Grace College’s campus. All field trips are hands-on and experiential, as well as age appropriate! Using place-based learning to connect kids to their local environment, destination field trips will give teachers access to learning tools like the virtual aquarium and augmented reality sand tables. 

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Logo on parent note
  • Recognized on social media
  • Recognized in press release

Lilly Center Art Contest – $500-7,500

This contest raises awareness of and appreciation for Kosciusko County’s waters through artistic expression. Students in grades 4-12 submit artwork for a chance to win a cash prize, and have their art featured in our annual calendar.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Logo on promotional flyers and art displays
  • Recognized on social media and in press release
  • Sponsor product or flyer in event take-home packages at ceremony

Classroom Lake Experience – $800-10,000

We place aquariums in local classrooms and fill them with native lake plants and animals to teach children about our local lakes. Supplemental in-class lake ecology lessons are offered by the Lilly Center education team. We also supply a library of activity ideas and freshwater ecology books to help students understand what they observe in the tank.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Logo on parent note
  • Logo on aquarium
  • Recognized in press release
  • Recognized on social media

Community Lake Experience – $1000

We place aquariums around the community and fill them with native plants and animals to teach community members about our local lakes. These tanks are installed year-round, and come with a library of freshwater ecology books to help individuals understand what they observe in the aquarium.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Logo on aquarium
  • Opportunity to place flyers on display next to aquarium
  • Recognized in press release
  • Recognized on social media

Lake Adventure Day – $700-15,000

At the Lilly Center’s annual Lake Adventure Days, fourth-grade Kosciusko County students rotate through four STEM-based stations at a local lake and try their hand at off-shore fishing, many for the first time.

Sponsors will be recognized by:

  • Logo on parent note
  • Logo on station signs
  • Recognized in press release
  • Recognized on social media

Contact Caitlin Yoder at 574-372-5100, ext. 6455 or yodercs@grace.edu