From Lakeside’s founding 100 years ago to today, a spirit of giving has characterized the school community. Gifts of time, leadership, and resources, no matter how large or small, all make a difference. Your support ensures that we can hire and retain expert teachers, provide financial aid to nearly one third of our students, and support all aspects of a Lakeside education, from academics to arts to athletics. As director of development, I see firsthand the impact that donations have on our students’ lives, and the joy that donors experience when they make such gifts. We count on donations to the Annual Fund and strive to achieve a high percentage of participation from all members of the school community. Parents and Guardians are also encouraged to support the ROAR auction, presented by the Parents and Guardians Association. Thank you for your generosity!
Director of Development Daiga Galins
Funding is essential
The Annual Fund is Lakeside’s major annual fundraising effort. It runs from Sept. 1 through June 30 of each year and provides approximately 7% of the school’s $35.5 million operating budget. Annual Fund dollars are unrestricted and have a direct impact on every corner of Lakeside’s campuses.
Last year, Annual Fund gifts of $200 or less amounted to more than $120,000. Your gift can fund:
$10 – One pair of safety goggles for a science lab.
$25 – Scripts for an Upper School drama class.
$50 – Cost for a student to attend the freshman retreat.
$100 – Basketballs for the Middle School basketball teams.
$150 – One student's supplies for ceramics class.
These giving levels recognize total giving to Lakeside's Annual Fund within the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
Gifts of $30,000 or more
- Gifts of $20,000-$29,999
- Gifts of $10,000-$19,999
- Gifts of $5,000-$9,999
- Gifts of $3,000-$4,999
Gifts of $1,000-$2,999
All gifts up to $999
Direct your Annual Fund gift
For more information about the Annual Fund, contact the development office at email@example.com, or 206-368-3606.