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Ways to Give

A strong school district is the backbone of a strong community. The Ladue Education Foundation and Alumni Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 that enables individuals and organizations to support student achievement and enrichment at all levels in Ladue Schools through tax-deductible donations. Thanks to your support the LEF goes Above and Beyond for All Students!


One-Time Donation

The Ladue Education Foundation plays a critical role in the Ladue Schools community, working to support student achievement and enrichment across all disciplines. Join us to go Above and Beyond for All Students


Recurring Donation

Your recurring donation plays a crucial role in sustaining our efforts to assist over 4,000 Ladue students by supporting innovation in classrooms through Teacher Grants and enables the creation and implementation of programs that enhance learning across all grade levels, districtwide.


Sponsor the LEF

You are invited to join our community as a sponsor of the Ladue Education Foundation (LEF). LEF sponsorships will support meaningful and innovative programs that take education Above and Beyond for All Students across the Ladue School District. 


Planned Giving

Planned gifts, through a will, life income plan or charitable trust, can be an advantageous way to provide for a future gift to the Ladue Education Foundation and make a difference to the next generation of Ladue students.


Stock Transfer

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities, i.e. stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have appreciated over time, is one of the most tax-efficient ways to give. 


Company Matching

The LEF has a Corporate Matching Gift Program available to enable your employer to get involved in supporting the Ladue Education Foundation. It can be included as part of your donation and may help you achieve a higher donation level.



The LEF is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help support our mission of enhancing educational opportunities for students in the Ladue School District. Whether you have a few hours to spare or are looking for a more long-term commitment, we welcome your involvement.


LEF Cares Fund

The LEF CARES FUND helps families experiencing short-term and/or unexpected financial issues that impact the ability of their students to be successful in school. Donations are 100% tax deductible for those who generously choose to contribute.


Pay It Forward

Every gift helps the LEF go Above and Beyond for All Students, funding grants and enrichment programs that impact students and staff at every level and in every field of study. This program allows employees to easily contribute to the LEF with automatic payroll deductions.

Any contributions received in excess of the amounts needed for the designated project will be used for future operating costs of related programs or will be used as needed at the complete discretion of the organization.

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