Annual Awards Celebration

Please Join Us in Celebrating Our 2022 Honorees. 


  • What: East Lansing Educational Foundation 40th Anniversary Awards Celebration and Fundraiser
  • When: Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 5:30 - 8:00pm
  • Where: Eagle Eye Banquet Hall
  • More info: Hors d'oeuvres, Raffle and Program

Dr. Salvatore bio photoDr. Salvatore (Sal) DiFranco is receiving the East Lansing Educational Foundation Award and served as an educator in East Lansing Public Schools from 1967 to 1993, including in roles as principal and director of secondary education.

Dr. Salvatore holds an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University as well as an M.A., an Ed.S., and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He served in the Third Infantry Division in Korea, leaving with military with the rank of sergeant.

Dr. DiFranco has been married to Joanne DiFranco since 1953, and the couple have three children and seven grandchildren.


2018 Awards Dinner Photos

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