List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • What if our family wealth is not in our generation, but in the hands of our parents?

    Families like yours explore making gifts from the grandparents’ generation, which not only does great things for Laguna, but can also help reduce a family’s estate tax liability.
  • Can you give me an example of how I can support the Laguna Fund and the Building on Strength Campaign?

    Mr. and Mrs. Swoop have three children at Laguna. Every year they support the Annual Fund with a gift of $3,000. Understanding the importance of the Building on Strength Campaign, Mr. and Mrs. Swoop would like to make a significant family contribution. They want to continue to support the Laguna Fund with a gift of $3,000 a year and make a pledge of $30,000 to the campaign. They are not in a position to pay all $30,000 immediately, however, they can make pledge payments over a 5-year period. Now, for the next five years, Mr. and Mrs. Swoop will give Laguna $9,000 per year ($3,000 for continued Laguna Fund support and $6,000 for their campaign pledge).
  • How do I balance my annual giving with a Campaign gift?

    It is very important that you continue to support the Laguna Fund as you have done in previous years. The Laguna Fund supports the day-to-day operations at the heart of a Laguna education. In addition to continued support of the Fund, we are asking Laguna families to consider a capital gift—over and above their typical annual fund contribution–to support the major costs necessary to complete the projects associated with the Building on Strength Campaign. This campaign gift can be a one-time commitment or pledge and can be paid over multiple years.
  • Can I make a contribution of appreciated securities?

    Yes, the most efficient method of donating appreciated securities is a direct transfer via DTC from your brokerage account to that of the School. Please instruct your broker to include your name when effecting the transfer and delivery.

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Director of Development Marcy Jacobs at or 805.687.2462.
Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara’s premier private, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.