Why you are asked to give to LFSF
As an LFSF parent, you already are familiar with the importance of fundraising in providing the funds necessary to enhance the educational experience you've chosen for your child.
The funds raised by the school, either through the Annual Fund, the Fund for the Future, or the other giving opportunities available at LFSF, make possible the organization of educational class trips, the visits of artists in residence, the purchase of important educational tools (climbing wall, outdoor games, flexible class furniture), or the funding of educational training or actions such as some of the recent work done on DEIJ.
Reaching out to Foundations
Foundations can be a significant part of non-profit's fundraising plan as they can boost the existing individual and corporate giving programs. They are grant-making entities – i.e. organized non-profits that exists for the purpose of giving out money, in the form of grants, to other non-profits, in order to bring about positive change according to their own mandate.
LFSF reached out to Foundations with a project to organize francophone Visual Artist Residencies over several years. The LFSF would invite an artist from a francophone country from Africa, North Africa, Indian Ocean, or Pacific Island for 3 to 4 weeks, to work with students on a visual art project giving them a concrete experience in collaborating with someone from one of these cultures.
Our challenge : 100% parent participation
Foundations are closely looking at the parent participation rate to measure their engagement. Our current parent participation only reaches 55% and it is important for us to be able to increase it closer to 100%. We count on you to reach this ambitious goal.
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes, but all participations are equal: consider making a donation today!