Why Giving Matters

Time and money

As a charter school, Académie Lafayette depends on the support of financial donors, as well as the efforts of volunteers who contribute their valuable time and talents. However you would like to be engaged in your child’s education and the school community, we gratefully welcome your participation.


Académie Lafayette, like all public schools, receives funding from state and local tax revenue. These funds, however, are not enough to support the extra enrichment and student services we provide to every student. Recent state budget cuts have made ensuring a high quality education for every student even harder. You gift will help us continue to provide a rich academic environment as well as a safety net of services for our 900+ diverse students.

You can help by making a tax-deductible gift to:

The Annual Fund
The Annual Fund supports a wide variety of services including free transportation for students, school nurses (RNs) and social workers (LCSW), visas for international teaching staff, and extra support for art and music, sports, technology, and libraries. Make a safe, secure online gift to the Annual Fund here.

The yearly Fund-A-Need campaign provides funding for unmet needs within the school. Learn more here.

Seasonal Fundraising
$10,000 Cash Raffle: Coming every year in August! Purchase a $5.00 ticket for a chance to win $10,000! Proceeds support the Académie Lafayette Annual Fund. Tickets are available for purchase online or from an AL student.

Musketeer March
Sponsor a student in the school job-a-thon, Musketeer March, held in May. Proceeds support the Académie Lafayette Annual Fund. 

PTO Fundraising
The school’s Parent Teacher Organization conducts its own fundraising, primarily from funds raised at events including the Holiday Art Market, Trivia Night and the school’s gala event, An Evening in Paris, generally held in the spring. Funds raised by the PTO support after-school programs and student travel experiences. Visit the PTO website to learn more.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable contributions. Click here to find out if your company offers this benefit to employees.


Volunteers extend the reach of our limited staff to provide crucial support in many areas. They are needed both during school hours and after school or in the evenings. For example:

  • Coach volleyball, basketball, track and field, cross country, and cheerleading
  • Lead after-school clubs, including writing, cooking, and science
  • Support robotics teams
  • Support our Reading Intervention Program for 4th and 5th graders
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Provide office support

Volunteers needed in:
Reading Intervention Leslie Houfaidi
Fundraising Chris Neher
Office support Marcia Berry

URGENT JOB POSTINGS! Check out our Careers page here.