Giving To make a difference

Whether it is our global learning travel program, artists in residence, athletics, music, cutting-edge technology, or tuition assistance, philanthropic supporters can significantly and directly impact LFSF students. 

As an independent school, the LFSF receives no significant financial support from the US or French government. The school's annual operational revenue is generated from four primary sources: tuition fees, extra-curricular activities and fees, philanthropic support, and support from the endowment.

The LFSF depends on voluntary contributions, and we are grateful to the parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and other community members who generously contribute to the school's fundraising efforts. Every dollar we receive is reinvested into empowering future generations and reinforcing our commitment to Curiosity, Respect, Empathy, and Excellence.

Donors can make a difference in two primary ways - donating to the Annual Fund and participating in the annual Gala. Additionally, making restricted major gifts to support capital projects, educational programs, and the endowment are significant avenues for contributing to the LFSF.

Annual Fund

Support our students through financial aid and pedagogical projects.




LFSF Yearly Fundraising Event, an evening of fun and generosity


Merchant Giving


Shop & support your community, support your school



Yearly Fundraising Event



Meet the Advancement team

Nathalie Hautavoine

Director of Advancement

Meriem Faidi Curtil

Advancement Assistant

Eric Szarzynski

Deputy Head of School



Elysée Circle & Ambassadors Club

Join us as a member of the Elysée Circle and Ambassadors' Club with a leadership gift of $5,000+ or of $2,500+. The special investment Elysée Circle and Ambassadors' Club members make in the lives of our students is the philanthropic building block of the LFSF. We show our appreciation with a variety of ways such as receptions, cocktails, and access to special events and persons. 

The Department of Advancement goal is to advance the LFSF vision and mission. To this end, it organizes campaigns and special events to raise funds. This page will update you on ways you can support the LFSF with your gifts, your volunteer time, and your advocacy in our community. You can always contact us at

Lycée Français de San Francisco is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. TAX ID # 94-1660059