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 under 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. Goods 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; in 2020-21 our generous donors exceeded our goal of $20,000!  We have run fundraiser events – in the recent past these included Food for Thought as great community events 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.

Donate funds

We have many people to thank, in our Thanks page for donated funds (soon to be updated with hundreds of additional entries!)It’s inspirational. If you want to join us and our other donors in the rewarding enterprise of educating our new generation of citizens and leaders, we have diverse ways for you:

To donate funds:

  • We’ll be very pleased to meet you in person. We can share our interests and show you what your donations can achieve. Please contact Lou Ellen Kay (575-521-9384 or or Vince Gutschick (575-571-2269 or We can find a good time and date.
  • You can send us a check if that’s most convenient. Again, we’re happy to meet you in person. Our mailing address is our address of incorporation, Las Cruces Academy, 4904 Calabazilla Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011-7655
  • Online donations are easy via the donate button
  • Your company may have a matching grants program. Google, Boeing, Walt Disney, Chevron, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Toyota have added their support this way. Many such companies arrange their matches through Benevity.  Your company likely knows about Benevity.
  • We’re pleased to offer for sale a selection of beautiful and interesting images from other lands that we have visited – Indonesia and Costa Rica.  The links are being revised and will be here soon.

Donate stock

We have joined  This charitable organization accepts stock donations in a manner that’s very efficient for you and for us.  Appreciated stock that they accept for us is exempt from the capital gains tax, so that only a modest fee gets charged and we get a check; our bookkeeping stays as simple as possible, something we much appreciate.  Of course, what we appreciate most is your gift that helps us grow!
We provide a link to our site at here; simply click on the icon below to start:

Donate goods

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. Our thanks go to all our donors to date – it’s a long list.

Some of the items that you may have on hand, ready to give, are:

  • Tennis racquets for youth, up to 25″–> Oops; we’ll wait till the pandemic abates
  • 55-cent stamp roll
  • Kraft paper towel rolls: recycled hardwound roll towels, natural, 8″x 800’
  • Storage rack, 6’ tall, 4’ to 6’ wide