A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Latin Fund

The Latin Fund is the school’s top fundraising priority. Each year, we ask all families to make a tax-deductible gift that supports current operation of the school during the fiscal year that gift is received. Gifts immediately support our community by providing substantial funding for Academic Excellence, Faculty Support and Financial Aid. Gifts from parents, alumni, Board of Trustees, parents of alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends help make this possible.
Who participates in the Latin Fund?

Everyone in the Latin community! Parents, alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, parents of alumni, former faculty and staff, neighbors and other friends of the school all come together each year to contribute.

Why is it important that parents make their commitment before December 31?

Since all Latin Fund donations are used during the academic school year they are received, your commitment today helps the school better anticipate the total amount that will be raised and utilize funds immediately to benefit all students, faculty, staff and community members.

What does the Latin Fund Support?
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Recruit and retain top faculty by ensuring competitive pay and benefits.


Provide thoughtful professional development, allowing teachers to grow in their profession
and bring that enrichment back to the classroom.

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Give each department the state of the art tools and resources necessary to provide Latin students with unique learning experiences and a hands-on, immersive education.


Support technology, athletic equipment, set pieces for the plays, access to scholarly archives and more that benefit every student and faculty member every day.




Access and inclusion are central to Latin’s identity.


Robust financial aid is critical to ensuring economic diversity and attracting talented students regardless of their economic circumstance.


Latin will award more than $4 million in Financial Aid for the 2018-2019 academic year and 15% of Latin students receive some level of financial aid.

How much should I give?

We receive gifts from $20 to more than $25,000 each year. Everyone chooses an amount that is meaningful for them, and each gift is powerful.

There are a lot of people paying attention to participation in the Latin Fund: lead volunteers and donors, and prospective families, teachers and administrators all look to annual giving as a way of measuring how invested the Latin community is in our school.

Because of supporters, like you, Latin is consistently at the top of our peer schools nationally in parent giving, and our alumni giving has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 10 years.

How is the Latin Fund different from the annual event, Romans Raise & Revel?

The Latin Fund and annual event both provide critical operating support for Latin, but they play slightly different roles in the community. The Latin Fund is the foundation of philanthropy at Latin - the largest and most broad-based fundraising effort each year. Participation in the Latin Fund is also frequently used as a benchmark measurement of a community’s strength, making support at any level especially powerful – and our top priority.

Romans Raise & Revel is a sister campaign to the Latin Fund, and presents a wider range of opportunities for involvement and support – from becoming an individual sponsor to securing corporate sponsorships or donating merchandise. Both are celebratory, community-wide events, and anyone interested in engaging further with the school is encouraged to attend.

How can I make a gift?

Donate online where you can set up a monthly or quarterly gift if that is more convenient for you. Or you can send a check made payable to Latin School of Chicago can be sent to: Latin School of Chicago 59 W. North Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610.

I still have questions about fundraising at Latin. Who can I talk to?

Sharla K. Nolte
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
snolte@latinschool.org or 312.582.6049

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Outstanding Faculty and Talented Students

You enrolled your child in an independent school because you were attracted to the excellent faculty and small class size. You found excellence and your gifts allow you to help sustain it.”

— The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

“This is our school, we believe in it, and we’re all in this together.”
Your participation matters.
Thank you.