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Laguna Fund

The Laguna community of current and alumni families, grandparents, faculty and staff, trustees, and friends is creating a world-class education that gets better every year.
For over 85 years, we have been investing in our students, programs, faculty, and technology. The Laguna experience extends well beyond the classroom, through experiential learning activities, community projects, and enriching off-campus excursions. It is through the Laguna Fund that we make these, and other exciting opportunities, possible.

Together, we have the opportunity to prepare our young scholars to be thoughtful, engaged global citizens – to expand perspectives and to push the boundaries of learning. Our school would not be the same without your generosity. And neither would our students. Your investment ensures that a Laguna Blanca education continues to be rigorous and exceptionally innovative.
WHAT is the Laguna Fund?
The Laguna Fund is the foundation of our school’s philanthropy program. It supplements the operating budget, funding everything from faculty salaries and professional development opportunities to field maintenance, building enhancements, and tuition assistance. In short, the Laguna Fund provides critical support for the programs and people that make Laguna Blanca School an inspiring and innovative place.

WHY give to the Laguna Fund?
Like most independent schools, tuition and fees do not cover the total cost of a Laguna education. The Laguna Fund bridges that gap, a difference of approximately $2,500 per student each year. Our collective giving is a commitment to creating a community that pushes the boundaries of what an independent school experience can be.

HOW do I give to the Laguna Fund?
Every gift to Laguna makes a major difference. Whether the gift is large or small, Laguna Blanca is grateful for your support. Your gifts reflect your belief in our mission and core values. We are a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

There are a number of ways to contribute:

List of 4 items.

  • CASH, CHECK, OR CREDIT CARD

    Your cash gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law and can be made online or by cash or check received in person or by mail. If you have questions, please contact Associate Director of Development Danielle Sekurski at dsekurski@lagunablanca.org or 805.687.1372.
  • MATCHING GIFTS

    Many corporations will match philanthropic donations made by their employees. This is a great way to maximize your gift. You could possibly double or even triple your gift with a corporate match. Simply send us the appropriate paperwork from your employer’s human resources or personnel department, and your Campaign gift to Laguna Blanca School will be matched according to your company's guidelines.
  • SECURITIES

    You may achieve tax savings by making your gift via stocks or other capital assets. If you donate appreciated, marketable securities that you have owned for more than one year and one day, you may receive a charitable deduction for the full market value on the date of the transfer. Neither you nor Laguna Blanca would be required to pay capital gains tax on this type of gift. If you have securities that have decreased in value, you may be able to take a deductible loss when you sell the stocks and donate the proceeds. Click here to access the Gift of Securities Form.
  • GIFTS THROUGH ESTATE PLANNING

    Donors may wish to consider giving through such means as a will, life insurance, a bequest, or a charitable trust. These types of gifts have a noble destination – to help secure the future of our school. Your generosity not only impacts the lives of our current students, but also has long-term benefits for students who will pass through our doors for years to come. These gifts may also help reduce estate and inheritance taxes. We encourage you to speak with your financial planner when considering this type of gift.
Make a difference. Give to the Laguna Fund today.

Questions?
Please contact Associate Director of Development Danielle Sekurski at dsekurski@lagunablanca.org or 805.687.1372.
Parliament of Owls
  • Great Horned Owl - $25,000 or more
  • California Spotted Owl - $10,000 to $24,999
  • Long-Eared Owl - $5,000 to $9,999
  • Barn Owl - $2,500 to $4,999
Seeds of Laguna
  • Oak - $1,500 to $2,499
  • Torrey Pine - $1,000 to $1,499
  • Palm - $500 to $999
  • Olive - up to $499
Owl Pride
Laguna recognizes young alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and contribute to the Laguna Fund.
Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara’s premier private, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.