Every gift to The Lawrenceville Fund from alumni, parents and friends, whatever its size, makes a valuable and immediate difference to the School.


The Lawrenceville Fund is Lawrenceville’s annual giving campaign. The Fund is a vital part of the School’s finances. Tuition alone accounts for only about 60 percent of the cost of a Lawrenceville education. Income from Lawrenceville’s endowment and The Lawrenceville Fund makes up the difference. Each year, alumni, parents and friends make unrestricted gifts that provide about 10 percent of the School’s operating budget.

Giving Societies

List of 3 items.

  • The Lawrenceville Loyalty Society

    The Lawrenceville Loyalty Society recognizes five consecutive years of giving, regardless of the size of your gift.
  • The Red and Black Leadership Society

    While we are grateful for gifts of any size, leadership gifts are critical to the success of The Lawrenceville Fund and The Lawrenceville Parents Fund each year. Membership in the Red and Black Leadership Society begins at $2,500, and entitles you to a special thank you from the School and an invitation to a reception for leadership donors (in the fall for parents during Parents Weekend and for alumni in the spring during Alumni Weekend).

    The giving societies under the Red and Black Leadership Society are as follows:

    The Foundation Society: $2,500 - $4,999
    The Masters Society: $5,000 - $9,999
    The Harkness Society: $10,000 - $24,999
    The Olmsted Society: $25,000 - $49,999
    The Woods Society: $50,000 - $99,999
    The Head Master Society: $100,000+
  • The Young Alumni Leadership Circle

    Leadership giving for our youngest 15 graduating classes, the Young Alumni Leadership Circle, is considered at different levels. Members of these classes are welcomed and encouraged to join the Red and Black Leadership Society as their circumstances permit.

    The giving levels for the Young Alumni Leadership Circle are as follows:
    V Form: $1,000+
    IV Form: $500+
    III Form: $100+
    II Form: $25+
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.