Capital gifts are defined by their enduring nature. Thus, a capital gift may range from significant support of a strategic Lawrenceville priority to support of a building or renovation project, from an endowed fund* for faculty or financial aid to sustained support of a special program. Lawrenceville is fortunate to have benefited over the years from generous capital giving by its alumni and parents, but our school is a dynamic entity and its needs are ongoing.
In 2011-2012 Lawrenceville began a campaign to raise $36 million in additional endowed funds for financial aid. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and parents, we have raised $30.7 million thus far. Reaching our goal will have a significant impact on our ability to admit the most deserving applicants regardless of financial need, sustaining the highest standards of excellence and enriching the Lawrenceville experience for all students. A named scholarship fund can be established with a gift of $100,000. A gift of $1,000,000 will endow a full, four-year scholarship with donor preferences.
Teaching and Learning
Lawrenceville students receive one of the finest educations available anywhere thanks to a wealth of academic and special programs and an exceptional faculty. An expanded program of advanced scientific research; additional independent and experiential studies; and S.T.E.A.M. – hands-on, exploratory learning that incorporates principles of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics – are among the program opportunities for capital support. Vehicles for supporting Lawrenceville’s teachers include endowed faculty chairs, professional and curriculum development funds.
Places and Spaces
With over 700 acres, 18 student Houses and nine academic buildings, Lawrenceville’s campus offers opportunities to participate in its maintenance and improvement at a range of gift levels. We currently seek funding to create a warm and welcoming Alumni Center on campus through an addition to Hogate Hall, also home to the Alumni and Development Office. Within the next several years, in the context of a campus master plan, the School expects to undertake a comprehensive renovation of the Field House and updates to the Gruss Center of Visual Arts and Bunn Library.
Lawrenceville offers its students an array of co-curricular activities, with over 100 student clubs and service organizations and 21 varsity, JV, freshman and House sports. Building leadership skills and cultivating responsibility through community service, sustainability projects or student government requires a reliable source of funding. Similarly, the success of Lawrenceville’s athletics programs depends on providing our student athletes with top-notch equipment and travel/training opportunities. Endowed program funds make the Lawrenceville experience richer and more meaningful.
*Endowed funds begin at $50,000.
For more information on how you can support Lawrenceville through a capital gift, please contact Erin Graham, Director of Capital Programs, at
or (609) 895-2134.