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2021 Inspire Award Winners

Congratulations and welcome to the 2021 Inspire Awards presented by the Foundation for LPS! 

While we are looking forward to the time we can celebrate again in-person with our honorees, this year more than ever we have seen students and staff members step up and inspire their school communities through their actions.

From school nurses and social workers going the extra mile to make sure students and their families have what they need to stay healthy mentally and physically to educators that adjusted to teaching students in person and virtually, we saw caring adults go above and beyond to keep kids learning. This year the nominations abounded with our youth using their influence and actions to create change. I am here to tell you the strength and hope in our schools is immense and worthy of being celebrated. 

Wendy Van DeLaCastro



Wendy Van DeLaCastro Inspire Message

Dr. Steve Joel Message

Jay Wilkinson, Keynote Speaker



Inspire School of the Year

Inspire Award Recipients

Student Recipients

Check out our student Inspire awardees, read their nominations and view featured videos.

Staff Recipients

View staff awardees, read their nominations and watch the featured staff member video.


All students should have what they need to reach their full potential.

In order to accomplish that, we leverage the community to create opportunities that enhance academic and personal success of Lincoln Public School students and educators. A special thank you to our Inspire Award sponsors: Allstate, Ameritas and The Richard P. Kimmel & Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation.

The Numbers

  • Schools Served


  • Focus & Specialty Programs Served


  • Students Empowered


  • Teachers & Staff Supported


  • Funds Received This Year


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