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.


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Linda and Susan Bagley
Heather and Michael Baiardi
Janice and Len Barber
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Kara and Craig Barron
Elizabeth and Ross Benjamin
Natalie and Jamie Bennett
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Kara Nortman and Jake Blumenthal
Simran Baidwan and Vincent Bonotto
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Lauren and Ryan Born
Julie Bowen and Scott Phillips
Carlo and Andrew Gordon
Danielle and Kevin Brenner
Tiffani and Stephen Bresnick
Lori and Jeff Briller
Amy and Corey Bronson
Ever Carradine and Coby Brown
David Brown
Diana and Marc Brown
Ritika and Varun Budhiraja
Donna Tetreault and Andrew Bunnin
Nicole and Tyson Butler
Maria Calvo and Juan E. Cadenas
Beth and Steve Callaghan
Natalie and Rafael Carbunaru
Victoria and Christopher Carlin
Silvia Mazzucchelli and Mauro Cellore
Risa and Brandon Chapnick
Mary and Jay Chen
Boni Bryant and Robert Chick
Joy and Robert Cho
Jenny and James Chow
Liz and Andrew Clement
Penny and Harold Coe
Dana and Randy Cohen
Erin and Scott Cohen
Michael Comrie
Marites and Jesse Coulter
Lorraine and Frank Dahlinger
Clive Davis
Benicio Del Toro
Shannon and Paul Derby
Marla Gorlick and Bruce Derman
Brette and Derek Derman
Stephen DesJardins
Chris DeWolfe
Lori DeWolfe
Kandice and Jonas Dolkart
Erin and Scott Dolkart
Allison and Christopher Donovan
George Dubiecki
Hilary Duff
Judith and Donald Dungey
Sitarah and Michael Eaglin Sr
Vicki and Paul Ellis
Orly and Jeffrey Elson
Anne-Marie and Adam Esser
Marian Esser
Leah and Stephen Felisan
Lyn Flanigan
Sueann and Andrew Fortener
Heather and Bill Frank
Amy and Adam Friedman
Linda and Roger Friedman
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Noelle and Alvin Galstian
Dana and David Garfin
Ann and Steve Garrett
Michelle and Scott Gertz
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Monica and Bryan Zuriff
Margaret and Paul Zusky
Dana Ackerman-Stucker
Jessica Alva
Marlon Angeli
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Sarah Berson
Jeannine Brager
Lauren Bruns
Kevin Butler
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Maria Calvo
Lauren Cantrell
Mary Chen
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Robert Romano
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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.