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.


Village of Dreams

Field of Dreams Expansion Pictures

Thanks to the generosity of our families, Laurence School recently completed the Village of Dreams capital campaign, raising just over $1 million to provide expanded academic and outdoor space on the former Field of Dreams! Campus enhancements such as this these keep Laurence School one of the most innovative and cutting-edge elementary schools in the country by ensuring that our facilities evolve to meet programmatic needs.

The new 2,000-square-foot building will enhance our students’ educational experiences and growing programs by providing:

  • 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

We are incredibly grateful to the families who supported this campaign, including 100% of our Trustees! We would also like to thank the Facilities Committee of our Board for going above and beyond to make turn this project into a reality.

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