Public Finance Authority Helps to Finance New Lead Academy School


March 9, 2022

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Public Finance Authority Helps to Finance New Lead Academy School

March 9 – The Public Finance Authority is pleased to announce financing is completed for LEAD Academy for their new school in Greenville, S.C. The LEAD Academy notes that this project will benefit the students of LEAD Academy by building a new approximately 16,800 square foot school on nearly nine acres of land. 

“It is great to see the expansion of a distinguished school, such as the LEAD Academy school in Greenville, due to PFA’s financing assistance,” said Mark O’ Connell, president and CEO of Wisconsin Counties Association, a founding sponsor organization of PFA. “This project will help expand operations that provide student and community benefits without any risk to the taxpayer.”

LEAD Academy opened its doors in 2010 and by the 2017-2018 school year the school has grown to 400 students and has been named a “School of Distinction” by the S.C. Public Charter School District. The schools’ mission is: ”We strive to incorporate our four pillars into students’ everyday lives all the way from kindergarten through eighth grade. We’ve discovered that our students will grow when they focus on four habits that fit perfectly with our pillars – Empathy, Perseverance, Integrity, and Curiosity. These are the Habits of Leadership that all community members try to improve upon each day. We believe that these four habits can work both in developing character and improving academics.”

PFA partners with local governments to assist in the financing of public benefit projects that create temporary and permanent jobs, affordable housing, community infrastructure and improve the overall quality of life in local communities. In 2021, the Public Finance Authority celebrated more than 10 years assisting in financing public benefit projects that provide local economic development, create jobs, produce state and local tax base, and meet needs of eligible borrower’s which state or local issuing authorities may not be able to serve.


PFA was established By Local Government. For Local Government.™, in order to provide local governments and eligible private entities nationwide with access to low-cost, tax-exempt and other financing for projects that are important to the community and contain no risk to the taxpayer. PFA is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, Wisconsin Counties Association and League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

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