Laurence Fund

What is the Laurence Fund?

The Laurence Fund is our year-long annual giving campaign, which begins every October. Gifts to the Laurence Fund are earmarked for the current school year's operating expenses and make up the difference between what tuition covers and the actual cost of running the school. Laurence Fund dollars are critical as they enable us to enrich the lives of our students and faculty. Read on to learn how your important donation dollars protect our most important assets—our children!

What Your Giving Supports


Curriculum Development & Individualized Learning
Your Laurence Fund dollars directly impact our ability to create cutting-edge academic programs with a focus on individualized learning. In the past year alone, we have instituted new innovative programs, smaller class sizes with improved teacher-to-student ratios, flexible-ability learning groups in math and reading, and superior tools to prepare our students for the middle school placement process.


Recruiting, Retaining & Educating the Best Faculty

A Laurence education is only as strong as the educators who bring our unique “Total Child” style of learning to life. To create the best possible learning environment for our students, each classroom has two credentialed teachers.

In order to attract fully-credentialed faculty members and specialists with both classroom experience and high-level degrees, we utilize the Laurence Fund to provide our best and brightest with competitive compensation and benefits.

We also use this money to support professional development, allowing teachers to keep their fingers on the pulse of national education trends.


21st Century Skills

Laurence is committed to staying at the forefront of technological innovation, enabling our students to work more efficiently and effectively, expanding their sources of information, and preparing them for the rigors of the modern world.

Laurence Fund dollars help us to continually update and upgrade our Technology Center, where students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade engage in projects using educational, graphic design, presentation, and coding software, Apple computers, 3-D printers, robotics kits, and more. The tools in the Technology Center also support our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program, which is integrated through the curriculum.

Support for the Laurence Fund also provides our students with extensive classroom iPad and laptop programs, allowing the children to access a multitude of online educational resources during lessons. Students and faculty alike benefit from learning and teaching in innovative and engaging ways.


Engagement through Enrichment

Beyond traditional classroom learning, Laurence's curriculum includes a robust enrichment program that is supported by the Laurence Fund. Art, music, drama, and athletics are a part of students' regular school day program, while electives and after school classes provide additional opportunities for students to explore interests and develop their talents.

Our curriculum also includes programs designed to develop well-rounded, thoughtful, caring children who understand multiple perspectives, are proactive leaders, and become caring citizens. These programs include: Represent the "L" Character Education & Service Learning Program; Global Garden Educational Program; Environmental Education; and Kids' Court.


Parent Donors
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Sylvia and Michael Abdulian
Kym Bye and Dan Appel
Lori and Courtney Armstrong
Tamara and Peter Ashjian
Magdalena Mielcarz and Adrian Ashkenazy
Nancy and Narb Avedissian
Susan and Linda Bagley
Heather and Michael Baiardi
Sharon and Shaun Barber
Fiona Kelly and John Barreiro
Kara and Craig Barron
Liz Beck and David Birnbaum
Elizabeth and Ross Benjamin
Natalie and Jamie Bennett
Jill and Cary Biren
Kara Nortman and Jake Blumenthal
Simran Baidwan and Vincent Bonotto
Lesley Boone Teng
Lauren and Ryan Born
Scott Phillips and Julie Bowen
Danielle and Kevin Brenner
Tiffani and Stephen Bresnick
Lori Zuker Briller and Jeff Briller
Amy and Corey Bronson
Ever and Coby Brown
Diana and Marc Brown
Ritika and Varun Budhiraja
Donna Tetreault and Andrew Bunnin
Nicole and Tyson Butler
Beth and Steve Callaghan
Maria Calvo
Natalie and Rafael Carbunaru
Victoria and Christopher Carlin
Silvia Mazzucchelli and Mauro Cellore
Risa and Brandon Chapnick
Mary and Jay Chen
Joy and Robert Cho
Liz Shatner Clement and Andrew Clement
Dana Kasha-Cohen and Randy Cohen
Mike Comrie
Lorraine and Bill Dahlinger
Shannon and Paul Derby
Brette Genzel-Derman and Derek Derman
Stephen DesJardins
Kandice and Jonas Dolkart
Erin and Scott Dolkart
Allison and Chris Donovan
Hilary Duff
Sitarah Pendelton-Eaglin and Michael Eaglin Sr
Vicki Davis Ellis and Paul Ellis
Orly and Jeffrey Elson
Anne-Marie and Adam Esser
Leah Corselli-Felisan and Stephen Felisan
Sueann and Hank Fortener
Heather and Bill Frank
Amy and Adam Friedman
Li and Toby Gad
Noelle and Alvin Galstian
Ann and Steve Garrett
Michelle and Scott Gertz
Suzanne Patmore Gibbs and Stuart Gibbs
Kerry Kennedy and Brad Goldberg
Kelly Lynch and Annie Goto
K.C. Reischerl and David Grant
Allison Smith Grimmett and Randy Grimmett
Jordyn and Dave Grohl
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Samantha and Colin Hanks
Andrea and Chad Harris
Jackie Moroni and Andrew Heckler
Kristien and Aaron Helbing
Tracy Gitnick Herriott and Stuart Herriott
Hildi Snodgrass and Jim Hliboki
Cat and Eric Hogenson
Jamie and Greg Holden
Carol and Yeu Hong
Marie Ly and Albert Hsu
Christina Hunn
Amy and Paul Iannicelli
Elizabeth and Jeff Ingold
Patty and Brian Joy
Nathan and Carly Kahane
Lacey Kahane
Goli and Nader Kamangar
Elycia Rubin-Kaplan and Brad Kaplan
Jane and Elliot Karathanasis
Jennifer Karsh
Jonathan Karsh
Tina and Edgar Khalatian
Michelle and Kevin Kim
Jihoon and Steve Kim
Jennifer and Christian Koch
Suzanne Kolb
Gina and Kern Konwiser
Sarah and Jason Kranitz
Heidi Segal and Eric Krautheimer
Jane Gendelman and Gary Landa
Mari and Ari Lanin
Jill and Michael Lasky
Rachael MacFarlane and Spencer Laudiero
Jin Hee and John Lee
Sophia Whang and Robert Lee
Jennifer and David Lerner
Beth Pontrelli and Rob Letterman
Stacy Marble and Matthew Levy
Iris and Michael Lifrak
Sarah and Todd Makurath
Kimberly and Josh Malin
Kristen and Gregory Mandel
Amy Ortner and David Mandell
Ariel and Brad Margolis
Christian Markey, III
Dina and Sean Marks
Roya and Fred Mashian
Candace Macatangay and John McLaughlin
Perri and Jeff Melnick
Stefanie Schwartz Mendelsohn and Brad Mendelsohn
Ranya and Daniel Moizel
Roxann and Julian Mosley
Nanda and Raman Muthusamy
Minnelly Luu and Tony Ngo
Melissa and Brian Norgard
Danielle Pelland and Jeff Norskog
Stephanie and Gregory Nortman
Mia and Roger Novack
Molly and Ray Panepinto
Michaela and Michael Pearl
Ashley and Scott Pease
Rochelle and Greg Poland
Michelle and Louis Posen
Channing and Scott Power
Katie Karzen-Pulaski and Brian Pulaski
Marla and Mario Ramirez
Pam and Josh Reims
Anita and Michael Rice
Alexis and Bill Richards
Amy Israel and R.D. Robb
Michele and Chris Rose
Laura and Gregg Ross
Jenny and Trevor Roth
Lana and Tony Safoian
Alison Sweeney and David Sanov
Karen and Brad Satenberg
Liz and Akiva Schaffer
Tajinder and Wouter Schievink
Stephanie SenGupta
Danielle and Steven Serratore
Jonathan Shapiro
Lisa and P.J. Shapiro
Melissa and Sohail Shayfer
Jacquelyn and Eric Sherman
Sheila and Ali Sheybani
Alexandra Meneses Simpson
John Simpson
Chiara and Gregory Slewett
Angelina and Eric Snyder
Sandra and Alex Soltani
Jenny and Jay Sonbolian
Michelle Mirchandani and Mark Soper
Kelly and Larry Spinks
Jennifer Bott and Burr Steers
Keri and Jason Stein
Julie and Tom Stillwell
Lindsay and Curtis Stone
Lisa and Robert Stone
Kymberly Marciano-Strauss and Evan Strauss
Linda and Ken Suslow
Ghazaleh Soltani-Tencza and Billy Tencza
Gamze and David Trygstad
Cher and Chris Van Amburg
Tara and Serge Van Kriekinge
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster
Alina and Armen Vartany
Eva and Kal Walthers
Amantha Walden and Nicholas Weidenfeld
Joanna and Crockett Woodruff
Dina Morishita and Wellington Yang
Sara and Scott Zimbler

Faculty and Staff

Dana Ackerman-Stucker
Jessica Alva
Marlon Angeli
Sarah Berson
Jeannine Brager
Lauren Bruns
Kevin Butler
Claudia Cadena
Maria Calvo
Lauren Cantrell
Mary Chen
Christina Chiu
Maria Crossman
Claire Daley
Meredith Davis-Williams
Marlon Espino
Erin Fraser
Xylene Garcia
Brittany Geller
Sharon Green
Eric Hogenson
Coahutemoc Javalois
Beth and Mark Kaplan
Jennifer Kovacs
Susan and Steve Kroopnick
Cyntoria Lampkin
Jena Laolagi
Jennifer Levin
Sarah Levine
Melissa Levinsohn
Mollie Lief
Yoorie Lu
Rachel McKinney
Kimberly Milman
Michelle Morris
Maggie Muir
Steven Nairin
Keegan Nordan
Dana Oakley
Margie O'Rourke
Joyce Prescott
Brian Recker
Vicki and Bernard Redmond
Gina Rifkin
Robert Romano
Eric Ross
Tanika Schliebe
Samanatha Schotz
Schuyler Schwimer
Jesse Servin
Shahriar Shahmiri
Benjamin Sheridan
Marco Siliezar
Liz Silverman
Carlos Soto
Kelly and Larry Spinks
Sandy Stone
Brittany Thompson
William Tobar
Rebekah Wagner
Melissa Walkes
Aimee Ward
Marisa Wedemeyer
Andy Weiner
Wendy Wolin
Lauren Wolke
Chase Woolner
Carole Zwikel

Giving Levels

  • Jacobson Founder's Circle
    $25,000 and above
  • Leadership Circle
    $15,000 - $24,999
  • Lightning Circle
    $10,000 - $14,999
  • Secret Garden Circle
    $5,000 - $9,999
  • Head of School Circle*
    $3,500 - $4,999
  • 1953 Circle
    $1,500 - $3,499
  • Friends of Laurence
    $500 - $1,499
  • Red, White, Blue & Green Club
    Up to $499

*Donors who give at the Head of School Circle or above are invited to our annual Donor Appreciation Party.