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

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.

Faculty

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.

Technology

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.

Enrichment

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019-2020 DONORS!

 


Board of Trustees
Kara Nortman and Jake Blumenthal
Noelle and Alvin Galstian
Sharon Walter Goldsmith and Lee Goldsmith
Tina and Edgar Khalatian
Francine and Darrell Lane
Iris and Michael Lifrak
Danielle and Steven Serratore
Lisa and PJ Shapiro

Laurence Families
Anonymous - 3
Sylvia and Michael Abdulian
Kate Nelson and David Alderman
Abby and Ari Arad
Heather and Michael Baiardi
Eugenia Kuzmina and William Block
Simran Baidwan and Vincent Bonotto
Kelly and Michael Borman
Tara Bunch and Eleanor Mercado
Natalie and Rafael Carbunaru
Silvia Mazzuchelli and Mauro Cellore
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Lila and Pouya Dayani
Shannon and Paul Derby
Alex Kerry and Julien Dobbs-Higginson
Patrice and Scott Dragicevich
Domenica and Andrew Dunlap
Anne-Marie and Adam Esser
Vicky and Sasha Frid
Amy and Adam Friedman
Li and Toby Gad
Tracy and Alexis Garcia
Catriona and Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Andrea and Chad Harris
Debra Chow and Joshua Huang
The Kahane Family
Denise Wong and Philip Khosid
Michelle and Kevin Kim
Jihoon Yoo and Steve Kim
Sarah and Jason Kranitz
Vanessa and Nick Lachey
Amy and David Lavker
Astrid and Kevin Lew
Kimberly and Josh Malin
Kristen and Gregory Mandel
Erica and Renny Maslow
Stefanie Schwartz Mendelsohn and Brad Mendelsohn
Nanda and Raman Muthusamy
Wells Butler and Oliver Nathan
Kelly and David Nemecek
Melissa and Brian Norgard
Alexis and Bill Richards
Katie and Karl Rinderknecht
Starlyn and David Ross
Stephanie SenGupta
Jacquelyn Rosati and Eric Sherman
Liz and David Skulsky
Sharon Lee and Paul Smith
Angelina and Eric Snyder
Jenny and Jay Sonbolian
Michelle Mirchandani and Mark Soper
Jennifer Bott and Burr Steers
Lauren Peng and Chris Tang
Gamze and David Trygstad
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster

Alumni
The Woo Family

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
Melissa Casillas
Jose Castellanos
Mary and Jay Chen
Christina Rios
Sabrina A. Crame
Maria Crossman
Claire Daley
Meredith Davis-Williams
Lucy Dovlatyan
Marlon Espino
Katie Fragapane
Erin Fraser
Kaila Garcia
Xylene Garcia
Samantha Hakim
Susie Harmon
Cat Zusky and Eric Hogenson
Beth and Mark Kaplan
Jennifer and Greg Kovacs
Sue and Steve Kroopnick
Cyntoria Lampkin
Jena Laolagi
Gina Landau
Evelyn Lemus
Jennifer Levin
Sarah Levine
Yoorie Lu
Rachel and Adam McKinney
Corinne Metling
Kimberly Milman
Brittany Moreland
Michelle J. Morris
Maggie Muir
Steven Nairin
Dana Oakley
Brian Recker
Bernard Redmond
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
Melissa Walkes
Aimee Ward
Marisa Wedemeyer
Wendy Wolin
Lauren Wolke
Chase Woolner
Carole Zwikel
 


Giving Levels

  • Jacobson Founder's Circle
    $25,000+
  • Leadership Circle
    $15,000+
  • Lightning Circle
    $10,000+
  • Head of School Circle*
    $5,000+
  • Kindness Circle
    $3,500+
  • Community Circle
    $1,500+
  • Friends of Laurence Circle
    Under $1,500

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