Annual Fund


Lake Tahoe School’s ability to continue a tradition of educational distinction requires a group effort. For 19 years, parents, grandparents, past parents, faculty, staff, and friends have joined together to help them meet fundraising goals with generous enthusiasm and camaraderie.

Major sources of fundraising revenue include: the Annual Fund campaign, the Crystal Ball Gala and Auction, and planned gifts.

The Annual Fund provides the single largest source of fund-raising revenue for LTS. Each year, parents cover the total cost of their tuition and invest in the future of LTS. Contributions not only help to enhance academic, arts, athletic and outdoor education programs and increase the support for faculty development, but also demonstrate the community’s commitment to strengthen and sustain the Lake Tahoe School experience.

The Annual Fund closes the current tuition gap of approximately $4,400 per student. Each gift to the Annual Fund goes directly to enhancing the daily student education experience funding differentiated classroom instruction, technology, exceptional faculty, financial assistance for worthy families, and a variety of outstanding extracurricular activities.

The $650,000 total fundraising goal for 2016-2017 supports the high quality program offering and the LTS Board of Trustees also recently approved and announced the launch of a capital campaign to complete a comprehensive campus expansion. The enhanced campus plans include a new multipurpose facility with a gymnasium and a performance space and stage. In addition, the expansion will add more outdoor green space and play areas, an improved traffic flow and enhanced parking. The expansion will also allow for a repurposing of significant existing space in the current building to greater serve the overall mission of the School. Upon successful completion of the capital campaign, the school will have significantly enhanced its campus and also materially reduced its debt, thereby setting the stage for long term financial sustainability for decades to come. The following table summarizes Annual Giving activity for the past five years:

Please see our most recent Annual Reports by clicking below: