Guide to Giving

A gift to the Lycée fuels our mission: to prepare our students today to be the thinkers, innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

The Lycée depends on voluntary gifts to provide the best education possible in a changing world. The School’s annual operating income comprises four sources: tuition, co-curricular activities and fees, the Annual Fund and Gala, and support from the endowment. Restricted major gifts in support of capital projects, educational programs and the endowment are another important part of giving to the Lycée.
We salute the many parents, alumni, parents of alumni, corporations, foundations, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff and friends who choose to make a gift every year. Their generosity allows this community of learners to thrive.

The Lycée is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization, and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. As an independent school, the Lycée receives no government funding.

By the Numbers

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  • 1,100 Donors Annually

  • 250% increase in the financial aid budget in five years

  • 1,500 attendees at community events

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  • Over 200 parent volunteers

  • 3,000 attendees at Cultural Center events

  • 175 corporate donors

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Why Participation Matters

Participation in annual giving reflects our community's commitment to the Lycée and our students. High participation in giving by families is an indicator of a healthy institution worthy of additional support in the eyes of corporations and foundations with grant opportunities.

Your gift matters. We ask all members of the Lycée community to support our school, our students and our mission.

Ways to Give

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  • Credit Card

    Please use our online gift form for credit card donations. You may also call the Annual Fund Office with your credit card information at 212-439-3852.
  • Check

    Checks are made payable to the Lycée Français de New York. Additionally, please write Annual Fund in the memo section of the check.

    Please mail your gift to:
    Lycée Français de New York
    Development Office, 505 East 75th Street
    New York, NY 10021
  • Stock

    For appreciated securities held for more than one year, please call the Annual Fund Office at 212-439-3852. Please note that securities are valued at the mean price on the date of transfer to the Lycée.
  • Matching Gift

    If your employer has a matching gift program, please send your company’s matching form in addition to your Lycée contribution. We will return the form to your company, which will issue a matching gift contribution directly to the Lycée. A Lycée donor receives full credit for both the original gift and the amount of the match.

    To determine if your company will match a gift to the Lycée, please use the search box below.

  • Wire Transfer

    For wire transfers, please call the Annual Fund Office at +1 212-439-3852.
  • PayPal Giving

    Donate to the Lycée using the PayPal Giving Fund.
  • Planned Giving

    Planned or deferred gifts such as bequests, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies or retirement plans, provide future income to the Lycée and may involve tax benefits for donors. When you plan a gift to the Lycée in your long-term estate or financial plans, you create a legacy that supports our mission for generations to come.

    For more information on making a planned gift, please contact Caroline Naralasetty at 212-438-3850 or