10 YEARS—100+ GRANTS
TOTALING ALMOST $400,000

NEARLY $2 MILLION RAISED TOWARD THE HIGH SCHOOL RENOVATION

The Ladue Education Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to enable individuals and organizations to support student achievement and enrichment at all levels in Ladue Schools through tax-deductible donations.

THE MISSION OF THE LADUE EDUCATION FOUNDATION IS TO ADVANCE THE EXCELLENCE OF THE LADUE SCHOOL DISTRICT BY EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS. WE CONNECT PHILANTHROPY WITH EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FOR WORLD-CLASS ACADEMIC AND ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES, BRINGING TOGETHER A COMMUNITY UNITED IN ITS BELIEF IN PUBLIC EDUCATION.

WHO WE ARE

We are you. . . parents and neighbors, alumni and teachers, community and business leaders who keep the Ladue School District and the entire community strong by investing in our greatest resource – our children. Our volunteer board is supported by and Executive Director and dozens of dedicated volunteers.

HOW THE LEF CONTRIBUTES TO THE LADUE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The LEF is strongly focused on advancing the educational success of all students, in all grades, with all ability levels. As a result, the efforts of the LEF support the Ladue School District’s vision:

“Together, we will empower every student to become a passionate learner and achieve his or her highest potential.”

WHY LEF FUNDING IS DIFFERENT AND NEEDED

The Ladue School District will always continue to fund the educational requirements of the state. In addition, the district goes beyond these requirements to meet the standards set forth by the district’s Strategic Plan. However, budget realities do not allow the district to fund or pilot every program that holds promise. Similarly, the parent organizations of individual school buildings play a valuable role in providing additional resources to students and staff. However, their focus is on the practical needs of their building, not on the advancement of education in the district as a whole.