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.



Board of Trustees
Kara Nortman and Jake Blumenthal
Julie Bowen
Heather and Bill Frank
Noelle and Alvin Galstian
Ann and Steve Garrett
Hildi Snodgrass and Jim Hliboki
Janine and Chris Jones
Tina and Edgar Khalatian
Francine and Darrell Lane
Iris and Michael Lifrak
Kelly Lynch and Annie Goto
Channing and Scott Power
Danielle and Steven Serratore
Lisa and P.J. Shapiro
Lisa and Robert Stone
Sharon Walter-Goldsmith and Lee Goldsmith
Laurence Parents
Anonymous- 9
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
Dorthe and Richard Baker
Sharon and Shaun Barber
Fiona Kelly and John Barreiro
Kara and Craig Barron
Elizabeth and Ross Benjamin
Natalie and Jamie Bennett
Emily and Jordan Bernstein
Jill and Cary Biren
Elizabeth Beck and David Birnbaum
Eugenia Kuzmina and William Block
Simran Baidwan and Vincent Bonotto
Lesley Boone Teng
Danielle and Kevin Brenner
Tiffani and Stephen Bresnick
Ever and Coby Brown
Ritika and Varun Budhiraja
Donna Tetreault and Andrew Bunnin
Beth and Steve Callaghan
Natalie and Rafael Carbunaru
Victoria and Christopher Carlin
LaNee Griffin-Carroll and Kevin Carroll
Silvia Mazzucchelli and Mauro Cellore
Sheila Vasan and Rahul Chhablani
Joy and Robert Cho
Liz Mahoney Cohen and Peter Cohen
Mike Comrie
Marites and Jesse Coulter
Lorraine and Bill Dahlinger
Lydia and Grainger David
Clare and Mitchell Davis
Jennifer and Tim Davis
Shannon and Paul Derby
Kandice and Jonas Dolkart
Raina and Henri Dragonas
Hilary Duff
Vicki and Paul Ellis
Anne-Marie and Adam Esser
Leah Corselli-Felisan and Stephen Felisan
Irene and Craig Flores
Sueann and Hank Fortener
Sylvia and Louis Friedel
Amy and Adam Friedman
Li and Toby Gad
Kari and Ralph Garman
K.C. Reischerl and David Grant
Allison Smith Grimmett and Randy Grimmett
Jennifer Horan and Mark Handler
Crystal Brown and Antonio Hardnett
Andrea and Chad Harris
Jackie Moroni and Andrew Heckler
Kristien and Aaron Helbing
Kimberly and Jamal Henderson
Tracy Gitnick Herriott and Stuart Herriott
Lisa Loeb and Roey Hershkovitz
Carol Yeo and Yeu Hong
Marie Ly and Albert Hsu
Debra Chow and Joshua Huang
Amy and Paul Iannicelli
David Itzikman
Carly and Nathan Kahane
Goli and Nader Kamangar
Elycia Rubin-Kaplan and Brad Kaplan
Denise Wong and Philip Khosid
Michelle and Kevin Kim
Jihoon Yoo and Steve Kim
Jennifer and Christian Koch
Gina and Kern Konwiser
Sarah and Jason Kranitz
Jane Gendelman and Gary Landa
Mari and Ari Lanin
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
Astrid and Kevin Lew
Patrick Maguire
Kristen and Gregory Mandel
Amy Ortner and David Mandell
Christian Markey, III
Roya and Fred Mashian
Erica and Renny Maslow
Caron and Bill McGoldrick
Amy and Carlos Mencia
Stefanie Schwartz Mendelsohn and Brad Mendelsohn
Alex Meneses Simpson
Ranya and Daniel Moizel
Nanda and Raman Muthusamy
Wells Butler and Oliver Nathan
Kelly and David Nemecek
Minnelly Luu and Tony Ngo
Melissa and Brian Norgard
Danielle Pelland and Jeff Norskog
Mia and Roger Novack
Molly and Ray Panepinto
Elizabeth and John Park
Michaela and Michael Pearl
Joanna Perlman
Scott Phillips
Lisa and Michael Pierce
Michelle and Louis Posen
Carmen Pyrah Sanchez
Marla Graves-Ramirez and Mario Ramirez
Anita and Michael Rice
Alexis and Bill Richards
Lisa Shannon and Peter Rieveschl
Katie and Karl Rinderknecht
Amy Israel and R.D. Robb
Lisa and Tony Robinson
Pat Buddhinan and Mark Rodrigues
Laura and Gregg Ross
Starlyn and David Ross
Jenny and Trevor Roth
Steffi and Ricci Rukavina
Michelle and Scott Sangster
Alison Sweeney and David Sanov
Emmy Ellison and Peter Sattler
Liz Cackowski and Akiva Schaffer
Tajinder and Wouter Schievink
Stephanie SenGupta
Jackie Shapiro
Jonathan Shapiro
Melissa and Sohail Shayfer
Michelle and Scott Shapiro
Jacquelyn and Eric Sherman
John Simpson
Liz and David Skulsky
Chiara and Gregory Slewett
Sharon Lee and Paul Smith
Angelina and Eric Snyder
Chia Chiang and Brent Sokol
Sandra and Alex Soltani
Jenny and Jay Sonbolian
Michelle Mirchandani and Mark Soper
Kelly and Larry Spinks
Jennifer Bott and Burr Steers
Sheeri and Michael Steinberg
Julie and Tom Stillwell
Derek Stoops
Linda and Ken Suslow
Alison Macpherson and Andrew Tarr
Lainie and Michael Tarter
Laura and Jeff Tremaine
Gamze and David Trygstad
Cher and Chris Van Amburg
Tara and Serge Van Kriekinge
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster
Annette and David Waco
Eva and Kal Walthers
Jillian and Craig Weinstein
Karen O'Brien and Jo Willems
Joanna and Crockett Woodruff
Dina Morishita and Wellington Yang
Sara and Scott Zimbler
Monica and Bryan Zuriff
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Barbara and Richard Ackerman
Karen and Kristopher Ahrend
Janice and Len Barber
Janina Zubotynski and Jack Birnbaum
David Brown
Jenny and James Chow
Polly Cohen
Sheila and James Davidson
Clive Davis
Gilda Davis
Dayle and Charles Dolginer
Dennis Dolney George Dubiecki
Judith and Donald Dungey
Alexandra and Scott Ehrlich
Wenda and Rick Freeman
Lanee and Lee Friedel
Linda and Roger Friedman
Norma Greenberg
Ann Hsu
Alison and Paul Huang
Loretta and Victor Kaufman
Martha Kleiner
Ann and Dan Kolb
Anabel and John Konwiser
Patti and Allen Koss
Robin and Michael Levy
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Sheri and Donald Morishita
Joan Nemecek
Doreen and Donald Nortman
Charles Ortner
Alice and Sheldon Sanov
Elizabeth and Mark Schine
Barbara Schwartz
Carol Shapiro
Claire Shapiro
Geri and James Sherman
Susan and Wayne Sherman
Tery Smith
Ann and Steven Snyder
Jane Swinerton
Nonnie and Jeremiah Tarr
Ann and Larry Trygstad
Toni and Chuck Tschampion
Iris and Dan Tuck
Agnes and Jason Woo
Arda and Alex Yemenidijan
Margaret and Paul Zusky
Faculty and Staff
Dana Ackerman-Stucker
Jessica Alva
Marlon Angeli
Sandra Barsky Stone
Sarah Berson
Jeannine Brager
Lauren Bruns
Kevin Butler
Claudia Cadena
Maria Calvo
Lauren Cantrell
Jose Castellanos
Mary and Jay Chen
Christina Rios
Sabrina A. Crame
Lena Crossman
Claire Daley
Meredith Davis-Williams
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Marlon Espino
Erin Fraser
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Brittany Geller
Sharon Green
Susie Harmon
Cat Zusky and Eric Hogenson
Temo Javalois
Beth and Mark Kaplan
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Cyntoria Lampkin
Jena Laolagi
Evelyn Lemus
Jennifer Levin
Sarah Levine
Melissa Levinsohn
Yoorie Lu
Kyle McCarthy
Rachel and Adam McKinney
Kimberly Milman
Michelle J. Morris
Maggie Muir
Steven Nairin
Keegan Nordan
Dana Oakley
Kristen C. Pun
Brian Recker
Bernard Redmond
Gina Rifkin
Robert Romano
Eric Ross
Gabrielle Santos
Tanika Schliebe
Samantha Schotz
Schuyler Schwimer
Jesse Servin
Shahriar Shahmiri
Benjamin Sheridan
Marco Siliezar
Liz Silverman
Carlos Soto
Mark Tennyson
Brittany Thompson
William Tobar
Rebekah Wagner
Melissa Walkes
Aimee Ward
Marisa Wedemeyer
Wendy Wolin
Lauren Wolke
Chase Woolner
Carole Zwikel
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Apple Inc
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Doris and Stanley Tananbaum Foundation C/O D'Arcangelo & Co. LLP
Malcolm and Beth Lowenstein Foundation
Serratore Law P.C.
Walt Disney/ABC
Warner Brothers Entertainment INC
Levon Paronyan
Suzanne Topalian
Cindy and Robert Wexler
Jeremy Williams
Angela and Steven White
Alexandra and Scott Ehrlich
Susan and Wayne Sherman
Agnes and Jason Woo
Elizabeth and Mark Schine




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.