The Latin Fund is the school’s top fundraising priority. Each year, we invite all members of the Latin community 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.
What does the Latin Fund support?
The Latin Fund supports the people and programs that make the Latin experience so powerful. The impact of your collective contributions funds nearly 10% of school life, playing an essential role in executing our vision of a liberal arts education that makes learning inquiry-based, personal and inclusive. Gifts immediately support our community.
Support significant investments in personnel, PPE, facilities upgrades, technology, and other areas to continue delivering a top-notch educational experience safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping our students, families and employees safe.
EXPANDED TUITION ASSISTANCE
Access and inclusion are central to Latin’s identity.
Robust tuition assistance is critical to ensuring economic diversity and attracting talented students regardless of their economic circumstance.
Latin awarded $4.1 million in tuition assistance during the 2019-2020 academic year. Latin has substantially increased the financial aid budget for the 2020-2021 academic year to $5.9 million to help those faced with new challenges.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) INITIATIVES
Support long-term goals and short-term action steps to to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion at Latin
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.
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.
How is the Latin Fund different from the annual event, Scholarship Dinner or Romans Raise & Revel?
The Latin Fund and the event both provide critical support, but they play slightly different roles. The Latin Fund provides community support for Latin’s program and strategic direction. The event supports need-based financial aid for students, demonstrating our commitment to increased access to a Latin education through financial aid.
"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)