Donations to LAPS Libraries Honor Jean Nereson

From left, Nina Thayer and Judy Crocker of AAUW, Marilyn Branton, LAPS librarians Julie Goen and Beverly Nelson and Joanna Gillespie of the LAPS Foundation. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has announced the first distribution from the Jean Nereson Books Memorial Fund. The Los Alamos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been raising funds to honor the memory of long-time Los Alamos Public Schools teacher, Jean Nereson, who taught in the Los Alamos elementary schools from 1943 to her retirement in 1995.

The LAPS Foundation gave $5,000 from the fund to benefit each of LAPS’ five elementary school libraries. The Foundation will give funds annually for the purchase of new books. 

The Nereson Family has generously agreed to match all contributions up to $10,000, so a gift designated to this fund will double the value of a donation to public education in Los Alamos

All former students, colleagues or friends who would like to donate are encouraged to send a check with Jean Nereson Books Memorial in the memo line to: Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, 1900 Diamond Dr., Suite 1, Los Alamos, NM 87544.  

Donations made to the LAPS Foundation are tax deductible.

“AAUW, the Nereson Family and the LAPS Foundation deeply appreciate your consideration of this worthwhile way to honor a fine teacher and our community’s rich tradition of quality public education,” said Joanna Gillespie, executive director of the LAPS Foundation.