We cherish the individuals, the businesses, and the foundations that help us to improve continuously, serving our students and their families. That help takes several forms – donations of funds, donations of goods, and volunteering of services. Our thanks go out to you.
We are an educational public charity by the IRS code (501(c)(3)) – thus, your gifts are tax-deductible, but, more than that, we are a community of people dedicated to education – our LCA families, our faculty, our board, and our friends in the greater community. We are proud to offer you the opportunity to build something bigger than each of us.
Our finances are stable, thanks to all those who donate funds. Good in kind, of course, are equally valuable, but funds pay the bills – we can’t get our vendors to accept barter! Tuition brings in 92% of operating costs, on average; this is typical of private schools. To keep valuable programs going and to develop new programs, we ask for funds. We have an Annual Fund campaign; we run fundraiser events – including Food for Thought as a great community event; people make purchases via our business partner links that give us rebates. You can also buy our images from our travels in other countries. You can learn more about these opportunities on our pages or by contacting us personally.
Furnishings, educational equipment and supplies, cleaning supplies, … these all help us provide a great environment for our students and our teachers. We’re open to many donations of goods. Please contact us if you have items you believe we might need. We also list items we’d like to have.
Volunteers got us started, and they keep us going. When we opened in our first location on the Downtown Mall, our friends were there, painting, cleaning, building furniture. Our board member worked hard even before that, helping us incorporate, find that building, recruit students and teachers, and much more. Our LCA family members and friends work regularly at cleaning, fundraising, business planning, and more, joining our full-time volunteers Lou Ellen and Vince and IT/Web/business guru David. We offer many rewarding opportunities to join in.
This is a long list! To date in November 2016, donors from 21 businesses, 3 foundations, and 202 individuals have donated over $120,000 in funds. Forty-eight businesses and 125 individuals provide us with goods in kind. Our list of 60 individuals who’ve volunteered services is certainly incomplete. You can find all these generous people and institutions listed on our pages for funds, goods, and volunteering. We hope to add your name.
What we use our funds for – this needs a page of its own