The Annual Fund is an ongoing fundraising effort throughout the year. Its purpose is to raise unrestricted funds for the school through voluntary donations.
Each year, Académie Lafayette relies on the generosity of parents, alumni and their families, grandparents, the AL Board, faculty and staff, and friends. The Annual Fund provides critical, unrestricted support to offset the full cost of an Académie Lafayette education, which includes the basic operations of the school.
It keeps the lights on and the heaters and air conditioners operating properly. It pays for social workers, school nurses, class supplies, whiteboards, and Band-Aids. It gives teachers and staff the resources they need to do their jobs, while maintaining focus on their students and achieving the school’s mission.
The Annual Fund is AL’s fundraising priority and an essential part of its overall budget. By helping to fund needs from buses to books, it is a critical component of daily life at Académie Lafayette.
Our school depends on these Annual Fund gifts to meet current needs at our campuses and provide a world-class education for our students.
Académie Lafayette is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Four key events contribute to a significant amount of the Annual Fund each year:
$10K Cash Raffle
Annual $10,000 grand prize fundraiser
Purchase a $5 ticket for a chance to win $10,000! Proceeds support the Académie Lafayette Annual Fund. Tickets will be available again for purchase in Fall 2021.
A fun exercise-based fundraiser
Sponsor a student in AL’s jog-a-thon, held in May. Proceeds support the Académie Lafayette Annual Fund.
Evening in Paris (EIP)
Hosted by Académie Lafayette’s PTO each spring, Evening in Paris raises funds to support AL and help sponsor all of the great activities and teacher requests throughout the year. Usually featuring a theme that plays on the past, EIP encourages guests to get dressed up, enjoy amazing food from local restaurants, purchase auction items, and help AL continue to grow.
Learn more at AL PTO’s website.
A fundraiser for areas of more dire need
The yearly Fund-A-Need campaign provides funding for unmet needs within the school. Learn more here (video).
Goals and Participation
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 Goal
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 Current
See 2019–2020 results below.
Annual Fund 2019–2020 Results
*Pending FY July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020 reconciliation.
2019–2020 Results | Total Funds Raised
Total Unique Donors