A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Leadership Giving

Leadership donors of $5,000 or more provide Latin School with the margin of excellence that makes us one of the finest independent schools in the nation. These lead investors match their personal interests with the needs and priorities of the school.

Fidelitas Society: Honoring Leadership Giving at Latin

The Latin noun “Fidelitas” on the school crest translates as “active faithfulness, trust, or fidelity.”

With your gift of $5,000 or more, you join the 242 members of the Fidelitas Society and make a profound difference in the lives of our students and teachers. As a Fidelitas Society member, you keep Latin strong with your faithful generosity and trust in our school's mission. Whether in support of the Latin Fund, event underwriting, capital efforts, or endowment, your generosity and leadership across multiple school initiatives demonstrates an active trust in the school’s passionate community of families, educators, and students.

Fidelitas Society Leadership Levels:
  • Dignitas: $25,000+, or $1M+ lifetime giving
  • Veritas: $10,000+
  • Felicitas: $5,000+
In addition, Alumni Giving Circles recognize alumni—at all stages of life—who lead their classes through support of Latin each year:

  • Civitas Circle: $2,500+
  • Mabel Slade Vickery Circle: $1,000+
  • Romans Circle: $500+
  • Orange & Blue Circle: $250+
  • Loyal & True Circle: $125+

Each of these circles will be recognized in school publications and celebrated in other ways throughout the year.

To discuss your interests, contact Development at 312.582.6040 or giving@latinschool.org.


Endowment contributions are the most important investment in continuing Latin’s legacy of excellence. The steady income provided by endowment allows Latin to continually provide support that flows to students and families, teachers and staff. In growing endowment, Latin aims to secure its place as a top institution in perpetuity.

Your investment at the leadership level will strengthen the rigorous and innovative educational program that has inspired generations of students at Latin to pursue their passions and lead lives of purpose and excellence. Naming Opportunities begin at $100,000.

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Leadership Giving: Make a Meaningful Impact

Support Students
At Latin, we are not just preparing students for college, but challenging them to take action and accomplish great things today. It is our hope that every student enjoys the full scope of Latin’s program: developing a love of learning; pursuing passions in sports, arts and activities; acquiring leadership skills, serving the community; and studying across the country and overseas.

Leadership support of financial aid will allow Latin to become a more outward-facing school, embracing all of Chicago and offering the Latin experience to an economically diverse range of talented students through financial aid scholarships. In doing so, we build on our vision of leading by example through our commitment to diversity.
Support Faculty
Latin’s exceptional faculty members are the heart of the Latin experience, which has meant so much to generations of students. We strive to recruit and retain world-class educators whose passion for their subjects overflows into their lives outside the classroom; who view teaching as an art to be refined over a lifetime; and who relate to students authentically through the shared pursuit of learning.

Teachers at Latin are empowered to take risks and pursue new ideas, and encouraged to continue their professional development. This translates to increasingly innovative and effective teaching methods, fostering a lifelong love of learning in Latin’s students.

Leadership support of faculty will create opportunities to recognize faculty achievements, increase faculty salaries to remain competitive with our peer schools, and expand the professional development opportunities currently available.
Support Program
Latin’s mission to inspire its students to pursue their passions relies on our inspiring, challenging program. Each day, the pursuit of academic excellence and intellectual growth complement a concern for the moral, physical, psychological and aesthetic development of each student. From working in the lab or the classroom to practicing on the stage or the field, the Latin experience comes together to cultivate resilience, independence, leadership and moral courage in every student.

Leadership support of program, or whatever portion of our program is most meaningful to you, enables Latin to expose our students to the world around them in meaningful ways—inside and outside the classroom—creating a range of exciting opportunities.