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The tradition of philanthropy at La Lumiere School began with its founding in 1963 and continues today, more than 50 years later. This history of generous support from alumni, parents, and friends of La Lumiere is extraordinary and helps to ensure that students can live and learn in an environment that will foster their growth as leaders of character, scholarship, and faith.


Ways to make a gift or Pledge

Count yourself among the hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends of La Lumiere who help bring our mission to life each year. Donations to the Annual Fund and other gifts are essential to the operations of the school and to its future. Your contribution ensures that La Lumiere will continue to offer all students the opportunity to succeed.


Mail Your Gift

Please print and complete this form and mail your check to:

P.O. Box 5005
La Porte, IN 46352

Make a stock Transfer

Click here for instructions.


Make a Pledge

If you are interested in giving to La Lumiere but don't want to do it immediately, send an email to or fill out the following form.


Make an International Donation

Donations from our overseas parents and alumni are very important to La Lumiere School. In February 2015, we established an account with a service called Flywire. Peer Transfer offers our constituents an innovative and streamlined way to make international donations. It's fast, simple and cost effective. Click here to get started.


PLanned Giving

Planned gifts such as bequests, annuities, and charitable remainder trusts provide income to La Lumiere that benefits the school in the future or over a period of years. If you are interested in learning more about how to plan for our tomorrow, today, please contact Susie Yemc, Director of Development, at 219.326.7450 or, or complete the Planned Giving Inquiry form below.


ABout our Funds and EnDowMeNT


Annual Fund

Gifts made to the Annual Fund are unrestricted. They constitute a flexible resource that allows La Lumiere to meet the operational needs of the school, and help to support its strategic plan and mission. All gifts, whether large or small, benefit and sustain the vitality of the school.


A La Lumiere education can have a life-altering impact on our students. However, not every family is in a position to afford it. Need-based academic scholarships allow us to provide a first-rate education in a nurturing, supportive environment to more students. In turn, this allows us to craft a diverse student body which we believe results in a more robust educational experience for all. This is a current-use scholarship fund. These funds are spent down in their entirety each year and must be replenished on an annual basis.


Capital and Endowment gifts may also be referred to as "major gifts." they are very generous gifts that have an immediate impact on life at La Lumiere.

While the Annual Fund is used for annual expenses, capital and endowed gifts are used for building and special projects. The Annual Fund helps us live. Capital funds help us grow.

The following campus improvements were made possible through the generosity of our supporters:

  • Renovation of the Moore House (2017)
  • Installation of security and safety infrastructure, including Fiber Optic cable and Wi-Fi (2017)
  • The Laker Tennis Center (2016)
  • New Head of School house (2011)
  • Renovation and expansion of the Main Office (2010)
  • Construction of a state-of-the-art science wing, including two additional labs (2009)

If you are interested in making a gift to support a capital project or a gift to our endowment, please contact Susie Yemc, Director of Development, at 219.326.7450 or


La Lumiere School currently has two endowed funds – an unrestricted fund and the Dr. James R. Kennedy Endowed Scholarship Fund. Gifts to the endowment help to secure the school's long-term financial stability – and to fund current priorities through ongoing interest generated by the endowment. Endowment gifts benefit our current students as well as those of future generations.

By establishing an endowed fund or contributing to an existing fund, you can support La Lumiere in several ways:

  • A scholarship fund to help make a La Lumiere education possible for deserving students
  • An endowed fund to support academic departments, technology, athletics, or faculty enrichment
  • An endowed faculty chair to attract and retain the finest teachers
  • A fund in honor or in memory of a beloved family member or teacher

If you are interested in making a gift to support a capital project or a gift to our endowment, please contact Susie Yemc, Director of Development, at 219.326.7450 or