The CLK Foundation

Vision Statement

The vision of the CLK Foundation is to provide an enhanced educational experience to every CLK student, which will empower them to reach their greatest potential, through the creation of an Endowment Fund, which will support educational tools and projects, year after year.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CLK Foundation believes every CLK student deserves the opportunity to receive the fullest possible education. We achieve this belief by providing supplemental financial support to the CLK Schools and staff for the development and implementation of projects and ideas that foster and significantly enhance the educational experience of CLK students. It is our desire to secure this effort into the future through the ongoing and long-term financial support of alumni and those who care.

Once a Calumet Copper King, Always a King!

The Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Public Schools are an academic institution to be proud of! As a former student, it's where you learned to read and write, where you got your start in the life you lead today. Calumet has a fine tradition of offering its graduates a firm foundation on which to build, and this tradition means the same thing to students of today, as it did when you were enrolled.

In 1996, in an effort to further that tradition the CLK Foundation was formed. The objective of the Foundation is to provide resources that might otherwise be unavailable because of budget constraints public schools often face. The Foundation is unique in that most of its resources are used to fund projects proposed by innovative teachers who are in the classroom each and every day providing the quality educational experience that we have come to know and expect from the CLK school system.

The CLK Foundation is run by a group of community volunteers enabling nearly all donations received to be allocated to projects that directly benefit CLK students. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated funds towards projects ranging from the publication of Mine Collar Mystery, a book written and illustrated by CLK fourth grade students, to a Miller Diverson 165 TIG Welder to be used by the welding, metal shop, and power mechanics classes, to a LabQuest Water Quality starter package to be used by students at the Horizons School in a cooperative project with the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. Currently the Foundation is also working toward building an endowment to ensure the sustainability of its work.

It means something to be a Calumet graduate. You can help ensure that this fine tradition continues by providing the resources our innovative teachers need to enhance the education of the next generation of Calumet Copper Kings. Keep the tradition of a superior education alive--donate to the CLK Foundation today! Once a King, always a King!


Board of Directors

Timothy Bausano

Mary Rautio
Vice President

Nathan Perreault

Christopher Davidson

Gary Lassila

Holly Hodges

Michael Jukuri

Phyllis Locatelli