Why Give

Throughout the community and at each of our campuses, Académie Lafayette works to change not only individual lives, but whole family trees. The impact on our students and in our communities is especially explosive, as students’ deeper level of knowledge and expertise begins to serve new sectors of society and elevate global conversations.

Your gifts enable student growth, construction projects, daily operations, and numerous initiatives that support our students and faculty. No matter where your passion to give lies, when you invest in Académie Lafayette your gift has an outsize impact. Your generosity helps secure the essential needs of our students, global educators and staff – this year more than ever.

At Académie Lafayette we have consciously built our campus culture at Armour, Cherry, and Oak that values diversity as vital to our strength and to the future success of the schools. Gifts large and small have an impact on our campuses, our community and beyond. We believe very strongly that by investing in our children we help to build a stronger community that will benefit our students for generations to come. It is this desire to effect change on a large scale that drives our school. 

Why does Académie Lafayette need your gift?

We are deeply appreciative of our donors and their support of Académie Lafayette’s endeavors. Your gift of any size helps bridge the gap between what we receive in public funding and the financial requirements of running our school. Our school has always been about not merely meeting the standard, but exceeding it. Every donation matters and every donation counts as your gift helps ensure excellence now and in the future of  Académie Lafayette. Académie Lafayette is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

(Federal Tax ID: 43-1824141)

The Annual Fund is held every year typically beginning in November. Its purpose is to raise unrestricted funds for the school through voluntary donations.

Contribute to the future of Académie Lafayette through planned giving.

Securities Gift

When you give appreciated marketable securities that you have owned for more than one year and a day, you receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift, and neither you nor Académie Lafayette will have to pay the capital gains tax. Many donors choose to make their gift commitments with appreciated securities.

Gifts In-Kind

In-kind contributions are donations of goods, services or time instead of cash. The amount of the gift is determined by both the donor and the Development Director.

Company Matching

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. Académie Lafayette will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our school may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

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