The Lauralton Fund

Why Support Lauralton Hall?

Why should you support Lauralton Hall?

That's easy: Because tuition alone doesn't cover the cost of a Lauralton education.

In fact, annual giving directly impacts the student experience at Lauralton, with gifts from our community supporting financial aid, technological advancements, faculty professional development, and a variety of other enhancements.

Your gift ensures that our students are using upgraded technology to become active participants in our global society.

Your gift means our student-athletes will continue to among the most competitive athletes in Connecticut.

Your gift provides our outstanding faculty with professional development opportunities, enriching the educational excellence provided to our students.

Your gift provides financial aid opportunities to all deserving young women who want to join in the traditions and excellence a Lauralton education provides.

To the reasons to give to Lauralton are many. Please join us in making a difference for the students at Lauralton by making your gift today.

Giving Clubs

President’s Club
McAuley Circle $10,000 +
Tower Council $5,000 - $ 9,999
Golden Stair $2,500 - $ 4,999
Heritage Society $1,000 - $ 2,499

Executive Club
Founder $ 500 - $ 999
Associate $ 300 - $ 499
Member $ 100 - $ 299
Friend up to $ 100

Lauralton Fund Volunteers

Parent Volunteers 2016-2017
Chairs – Christopher and Gina Spahn ’18, ‘16
James and Amy Keary P ’18, P’20
Liz Khachadoorian P'18
Patrick and Julia LaGrange P'19
Peter and Stephanie LaPointe P’16, P'17
John and Dawn Llewellyln P’15 and P’18
Roger and Fran Milici P’18, P’20
John and Katherine Mancini P'17
William and Kim Newbauer P'18
Frank and Christine Paine ’88 P ’18, P’20
Patrick and Andrea Secchiaroli P’19
David and Jennifer Simonetti P'17
Richard and LeighAnne Weber ’89, P'20
Lisa and Michael Wywoda P'19

Faculty & Staff Volunteers 2016-2017
Marnory Hawes
Peggy McGowan
Christine Miller
Theresa Napolitano
Eleni Sarigianis
Jill Waldron
Melanie Woods


What is the Lauralton Annual Fund?
Annual gifts made to the Lauralton Fund provide support for Lauralton’s current-year operating expenses. It is the largest, all-inclusive, year-long fund raising campaign that generates unrestricted contributions to maximize the resources at hand to enhance all areas of the school, above and beyond what tuition dollars support. Continued enhancements to technology, increased faculty professional development and financial aid opportunities are all made possible through a vibrant and robust Annual Fund.

How Much Did We Raise in the 2015-16 Academic Year?
Last year we raised a record $425,000!

What Is Our Goal This Year (2016-17 Academic Year)?
Our goal is to raise $425,000 this year and increase our parent participation, comparable to our independent school peers. We encourage all parents to support the Lauralton Fund with a gift of any size. The collective support is key to our success! To date, we have raised $280,000 representing 86% of our goal.

You Want Your Daughter’s Class To Get To 100% Parent Participation! Here’s why….
Susan and Dan Patrick, P’11, ’14 and ’17 and chairs of the parent Annual Fund Campaign have offered to treat all the students in the class with 100% parent participation in the Fund with a visit from the Walnut Beach Creamery Ice Cream truck!

Do I Need to Donate Now, or Can I Donate at a Later Date?
The 2015-16 Annual Fund begins on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30th 2016. You may make a pledge at any time during this period and make payment by the June 30th deadline. All pledges count for participation credit at the time the pledge is made!

What Is the Easiest Way to Support the Lauralton Fund?
We welcome gifts made by cash, check, credit card, or securities. Appreciated securities can also be an advantageous way to make a gift and to avoid capital gains tax. You may also make an online donation via our website.

What is the President’s Circle?
All donations at the $1,000 level and above will be recognized as leadership gifts and are included in the President’s Circle. Thanks to the continued generosity of our parents, the leadership circle at Lauralton continues to grow.

What is the Annual Report of Donors?

The Annual Report, printed in the fall of every year, reflects all the donations made to Lauralton Hall the previous year. This document includes various reports, listing donors by constituency code and giving level. In addition, all “honor” and “in memorial” gifts are recognized and listed separately.

  • Did you know you can recognize and celebrate the work of Lauralton Hall teachers by making a gift to the Lauralton Fund in their honor?
  • You can make a gift in honor of one or more favorite teachers! All teachers being recognized this way, will be notified that a parent or alumna made a gift in their honor (no amount disclosed) and be included in a separate “honor report” in the Annual Report of Donors.

Are My Gifts Tax-Deductible?
All gifts to the Lauralton Fund are tax-deductible, subject to any tax deduction limitations within the appropriate tax jurisdictions.

Advancement Office

Lisa Hottin
Director of Institutional Advancement
203.877.2786 ext. 129

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