to the Annual Fund
Is my participation important?
YES! No matter the size of your gift, your donation supports the ongoing operations of the school. Wouldn’t it be great to have 100% participation from our current parents, board trustees, staff, and faculty? High participation is a vote of confidence, a sign that the community is invested in supporting Lamar School’s mission.
Is Annual Giving necessary?
YES! We design our own program using a unique curriculum, operate without financial support from federal, state, or local government, and are self-governed. Unlike public schools, which are funded by tax dollars, independent schools rely solely upon tuition and philanthropic gifts to meet operation and capital expenses. Your contributions are essential to the success of the school. Professional development, arts programs, extracurricular academic programs, and facilities maintenance depend on annual giving.
Is my Annual Fund contribution tax-deductible?
YES! All contributions made to Lamar School Annual are tax deductible. Receipts will be mailed/emailed at year end.
Can I contribute any amount?
YES! How much each family contributes is a personal decision. Gifts typically range from $25 to $25,000 – a wide range that underscores the importance of each gift that result from the generous nature of our community. All gifts are greatly appreciated and each makes an impact on our students’ experience at Lamar School. The only gift too small is no gift at all.
Can my company support the school?
YES! Corporations typically contribute to independent schools by offering matching gifts to their employees' contributions. Several families in our school are able to double their personal contributions through their employer's matching gift program. Please check with your employer to see if such a program is in effect where you work.
Can I donate stock?
YES! This is a great way to make a gift to the school. Giving appreciated securities provides you with a tax deduction for the appreciated value of the stock without incurring capital gains tax. Our office can provide you with details on how you or your family can make stock gifts.
Please say YES! to our Annual Fund Campaign!
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