ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS
LCA hosts annual fundraising events that our families are encouraged to participate in: Shooting Clays, Proceeds for the Pride Auction, and Fun Run (Lower School students only).
This annual event, hosted in the spring of each year, draws a host of competitors from local businesses, churches, school families, and the community. All shooters enjoy a catered lunch and compete for tournament awards for first place, second place, third place, and best overall individual shooter performance. Proceeds from this event help to cover the cost of expenses above and beyond tuition.
The LCA Fun Run is held in the spring of each year for Lower School students in PreK through 5th grade. This exciting event provides students the opportunity to take ownership of project to better their school, develop school spirit, and work as a team to see a reward for their effort. The proceeds from this year's Fun Run will be used to enhance the student learning experience through technology as well as other initiatives within the Lower School.
Proceeds from past Fun Runs provided new playground equipment, netbook carts, iPads and technology equipment, and a new bus to transport students on field trips. Additionally, proceeds built a dedicated Lower School STEM Lab and purchased books to increase the number of titles in the in-class libraries.
LCA AUCTION: AN EVENING OF GENEROSITY
In 2009, LCA held its first fundraising auction. Since that time, our annual auction has raised more than $380,000 collectively. During the course of any given school year, students will spend more than 1,300 hours on campus. To that end, we believe the students’ experience of the atmosphere and physical environment at LCA plays a role in inspiring excellence and instilling pride in their school. Funds raised from this event support special initiatives on campus, including upgrades and improvements. We believe these funds will benefit all current and future students, from our youngest PreK students to our graduating seniors.
Donations for the auction are received from numerous businesses and members of the community, both locally and nationwide. In addition, we ask every LCA family to participate in this initiative by providing an auction donation as well. Information on submitting donations can be found here or by contacting Kerry Towe, fundraising director.
Past auction proceeds have been utilized to improve our school in the following ways: lighting and a projection screen for the gym stage, athletic uniforms, and band instruments. Recently, auction proceeds, along with donor/family support, went toward lighting, netting, batting cage, bullpen area, and sidewalks for the baseball/softball fields. Pledge for the Cause, a segment in the auction, has funded the LCA Barn, sidewalks, street lighting, and security cameras.
At the 2017 auction, approximately $80,000 was raised. The money raised during our Pledge for the Cause portion was used to recreate common spaces around campus that all students will enjoy. We were able to update both the Upper and Lower School lunchroom settings. Our goal was to redesign each lunchroom, inclusive of new paint, new seating, and new microwaves, in a way that promotes conversation and fosters a sense of warmth and belonging in the LCA family. In addition we were able to breathe new life into the halls of our Lodge and Upper School building by updating paint and flooring.
The 2018 Pledge for the Cause initiative will be a new facility at Hawkins Field containing concessions, restrooms, and a multi-purpose space—something highly anticipated by everyone! If you are unable to attend the auction in person but would like to contribute to the Pledge for the Cause, you may do so by clicking here.