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Your gift to the Laker Fund is the gift of a La Lumiere education.

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.

 
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Giving to the Laker Fund allows you to impact La Lumiere and meet your personal philanthropic goals by choosing where to direct your investment. Unrestricted gifts benefit any of La Lumiere’s areas of greatest need.

 

Enhancing Classroom Instruction

Great teaching doesn’t happen by accident. We’re ratcheting up professional development—including robust instructional coaching that emphasizes collaborative goal-setting, feedback, and dialogue. Each dollar invested in these efforts not only invests in our faculty, but also ensures that the classroom experience at La Lumiere is unparalleled.

Financial Assistance for Students of Need

Making a La Lumiere education available to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it not only provides a life-changing opportunity for them—it enriches the experience for every single Laker.

Campus Renewal

While we prioritize the people who make La Lumiere unique, there are always needs for updating and upgrading our school’s remarkable setting.

 
 

 
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Inspired by his interest in project-based learning and sustainability, science faculty member Brett Balhoff attended a conference at The Island School in the Bahamas last summer, challenging himself to think critically about how our La Lumiere community could learn how to “live well in a place.” Upon his return, he charged his ecology students to explore ideas that would help us to care for our beautiful campus in sustainable ways. His goal? Student-led conservation and sustainability projects rather than faculty-driven initiatives. Whether it’s a rising senior spending the summer as an intern at Notre Dame’s QuarkNet lab, a group of students requesting an AP Music Theory class to take their knowledge to a new level, or a junior exploring his options for an independent study in mathematics because he has completed both AP Calculus AB and BC already, what we aim to awaken is the thrill of discovery and the sense of inquiry and purpose that drives our students’ scholarship. Your gift to the Laker Fund makes great teaching and learning possible.

 
 
 

 
 
 

Your gift creates a life-changing experience.

 
 

"The education I received at La Lumiere is one-of-a-kind because I learned and grew as a person surrounded by others who cared about me and saw my abilities in different settings—not just at a classroom desk.

No matter where we are from, we can all be a part of something beautiful like the family that is the La Lumiere community. The diversity on our campus is a blessing, and we must continue to support that legacy. I have nothing but love and appreciation for this school, its faculty and staff, and everyone who helped me get to where I am today."

Reyna Rodriguez, Class of 2018, 4-Year Scholarship Recipient
Cicero, Illinois

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Past Campus Renewal Projects

Whether they constitute big, obvious changes to the La Lumiere’s landscape or they’re utilities improvements hidden from plain sight, campus renewal projects are integral both to the day-to-day efficacy and long-term progress of our mission. Here are some of the past renewal projects that have been funded by generous donors like you:

• Air Conditioning and Electrical Upgrades in Academic Building (2018)
• Wastewater Treatment Plant with Algaewheel Technology (2018)
• Renovation of the Moore House (2017)
• Installation of security and safety infrastructure, including Fiber Optic cable and Wi-Fi (2017)
• Faculty Workroom with office and kitchen space (2016)
• The Laker Tennis Center (2016)
• New Head of School house (2011)
• Renovation and expansion of the Main Office (2010)
• Addition of a state-of-the-art science wing, including two additional labs (2009)

 
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Looking for other methods of giving to La Lumiere?

 

Mail your Gift

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

La Lumiere School
P.O. Box 5005
La Porte, IN 46352

Make a Stock Transfer

Click here for instructions.

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 syemc@lalumiere.org.