Donate to the LES Fund!

Thank you in advance for supporting Los Encinos School and its educational programs. Use the button below to make a donation. If you would like to make a Pledge to be Paid Later – CLICK HERE

How does LES do it all?

With your donations!

Our Outdoor Classroom

This rustic educational space was made possible by generous donations made during our 2019 Annual Gala. Our students love this quiet, shady spot.

Our Makerspace

This incredible classroom workshop was made possible with generous donations made during our 2018 Annual Gala. This space is one of our student’s favorites!

Our Nature Space

This secluded performance space was made possible with gererous donations made during our 2019 Annual Gala. From Poetry Jams to Insect Parades, this space has seen it all!

Giving to LES

Los Encinos families, grandparents, alumni parents, faculty, staff, and friends give generously each year to help us prepare students to contribute boldly to a changing world. Your gift to LES is an investment in our school and in our exceptional students and faculty. With your support we are able to create the best environment for our students to learn, imagine, and create. Thank you!

Be a part of the Los Encinos family by helping us continue to support LES and its mission. There are many ways to give, including our LES Fund, our Sustainability Fund, our Annual Gala, and Memorial Giving.

Frequently Asked Questions

My family already pays tution. Why am I asked for contributions in addition to tuition?

Tuition only covers a portion of the cost of the LES experience for each student. As is the case in most independent schools, unrestricted gifts to our LES Fund help to fill the gap between what we receive in tuition and the real cost of educating each LES student. Currently, this gap is $4,000 per student.

Why doesn’t the school just raise tuition so there is no gap?

We believe that a diverse student body enriches the lives of all LES students. Increasing the cost of tuition would put LES out of reach for many families. Additionally, donations to the Annual Fund are fully tax-deductible, and tuition is not. Some consider their Annual Fund gift as the tax-deductible portion of their tuition.

What is the difference between the LES Fund and other giving opportunities?

The LES Fund is our most critical fundraising initiative. It supports many of the school’s most pressing priorities, such as providing a robust tuition assistance program, offering faculty professional development, making campus improvements, supporting our academic and humanities programs, retaining faculty and staff, and much more. Annual Fund gifts are expended in the year given so your gift will immediately impact the daily lives of all students.

How much am I expected to give?

We understand that tuition is a significant investment and every family’s capacity is different. We hope that LES will become your number one philanthropic priority and that you contribute at a level that is personally meaningful and makes sense for your family. We need a number of leadership gifts to meet our goal and we also appreciate gifts from all giving levels. Every gift matters and makes a difference.

Are donations to Los Encinos School eligible for Employer Matching Gifts?

Yes, absolutely. Matching gifts allow you to double (or more) your donation through your employer. We encourage you to check with your HR or Benefits Department. The Tax ID number for Los Encinos School is #95-3524740.