Participation in annual giving reflects our community's commitment to the Lycée and our students. Contributions allow the Lycée to invest in programs that further our mission and meet the needs of our bilingual, pluricultural community.
The Annual Fund's priorities have shifted to supporting programs and initiatives that are needed to address the challenges of teaching during a pandemic.But what remains the same is that every child benefits every day from the Annual Fund.
This year, gifts to the Annual Fund will support the following:
Developing Innovative Academic Programming that will seamlessly blend in-school learning and distance learning to provide every student with the rigorous education the Lycée is known for.
Updating and Maintaining our Facility in accordance with New York City and New York State Department of Health guidelines.
Increasing Financial Aid to allow more families access to a Lycée education and to meet the increased need as a result of Covid-19.
Funding Increased Personnel Costs to maintain smaller class sizes to keep all our students safe and able to enjoy in-person learning.
Meeting the Technological Needs of our hybrid model, which will give every student and teacher the resources they need to learn and teach from home.
Providing Professional Development to every Lycée teacher to provide them with additional opportunities to learn new skills and best practices to build more equitable classrooms and enrich every child's experience.
Many employers have a matching gift policy that can double or triple the impact of their donation. Please check your company’s website for more information about their matching gift policy and how to apply.
A pledge is a promise to the school that you intend to give a donation by the end of June, which is the end of the fiscal year. For instance, I can pledge $2,500 to the school in November, but decide to pay this in March. It is a way to solidify your commitment to the school on your own timeline while making the promise to contribute in advance.
The Annual Fund is an annual fundraising effort that contributes to the school’s operating budget by providing unrestricted operating support. Your gift supports the programs and people that make the Lycée so unique. As an example, this funding gives us the ability to retain the highest caliber of faculty as well as to fund special projects in science and the arts. Your commitment makes an immediate impact on all students and is key to maintaining the rigorous learning environment of the Lycée.
Purchasing a ticket to the Gala does not count towards participation of the Annual Fund. Although proceeds from the event do benefit the school, this event is a separate philanthropic effort by the school. We ask all families to consider making a representational gift to the Annual Fund to maintain our participation rate if they decide to attend the Gala. Donations to the Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Every gift of every size is important, meaningful and deeply appreciated. We encourage all members of our community to support the Annual Fund at a level commensurate with their ability to give and sustain every year. If you would like to explore this further, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with the Development Office by calling 212-439-3852. Under U.S. law, the Lycée is registered as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and donations are fully tax-deductible. Check with your tax advisor for eligibility.
The Lycée accepts checks, gifts of stock and credit. Credit card gifts can be made online at www.lfny.org/donate. Checks can be made payable to the Lycée (make sure to put Annual Fund in the memo section) and mailed to the Development Office or dropped off in person. All pledges and donations must be paid in full by June 30th. Please visit our Guide to Giving for more information.