Capital Campaigns

What is a Capital Campaign?

Capital campaigns raise funds for long-term projects such as new buildings, adding on to and improving upon our already beautiful campus, and ensuring its vitality for generations to come. These campaigns are separate from the Laurence Fund, our annual giving campaign, which raises funds on a yearly basis to support the school's day-to-day operating budget.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can help Laurence build its future, please contact our Development Office at (818) 782-4001 or by email.


Field of Dreams Expansion Project

Field of Dreams Expansion Pictures

Laurence School’s academic and enrichment programs have expanded and grown, making Laurence one of the most innovative and cutting-edge elementary schools in the country. Our arts, music and performing arts programs boast seven specialists, plus outside orchestra teachers, offering our students more opportunity for creativity than ever! We continually enhance our STEAM program and the technology that supports it, allowing our kids to code, build, design, and invent. Additionally, we are able to develop strong learners through our low student-to-faculty ratios. All of this requires space - for small group instruction, for increasing numbers of technology devices, for true 21st-century learning.

Laurence School has recently been afforded a unique opportunity to expand the school’s learning environment and classroom space with a new 2,000-square-foot building to be located on the Field of Dreams. As we looked at how best to utilize this new building to enhance our students’ educational experiences, we believe it is important to provide:

  • Two state-of-the-art classrooms
  • Additional K-6 flexible learning spaces
  • Increased opportunities for project-based, hands-on learning
  • Flexibility for small group teaching and learning
  • Integrated access to outdoor garden and lunch areas, including newly relocated Edible Garden

This fundraising goal for this campaign is $1 million, and we are grateful to the many donors who have helped come close to achieving this goal. If you are interested in helping Laurence with this important project, please contact Sue Kroopnick, Director of Development.

Click here to learn more about the Field of Dreams Expansion Project.

Lead the Way

Laurence completed its $3 million Lead the Way capital campaign in 2007 thanks to the incredible generosity of our parents, grandparents, and friends.

The funds raised during this campaign supported a campus expansion, which created additional parking, improved traffic flow, beautiful campus frontage, and an enhanced perimeter.

This campaign took Laurence School into the future, as possibilities for further development on this property include space for program enhancements, additional classrooms, and creative labs.

Thank you!

Thank you to our generous Lead the Way capital campaign donors! Your generosity is inspiring, and everyone in our community is grateful for all that you have done for our current students and many future generations of students.

Lead the Way Gift Recognition Levels
Head of School Circle

$1,000,000 and above

Benefactor Circle

$500,000 to $999,999

Founder's Circle

$250,000 - $499,999

Leadership Circle

$100,000 - $249,999

1953 Circle

$60,000 - $99,999

Garden Circle

$25,000 - $59,999

Lightning Circle

$10,000 - $24,999

Friends Circle
Up to $9,999