LCS Annual Fund

There’s important work to be done that only children can do.

That vital work is nothing less than constructing themselves into the unique individuals they are meant to become. Please support the children in their work with a gift to the Lake Country School Annual Fund. Your gift enables us to:

• Helps to secure the financial stability of the school
• Enables philanthropic support for the tuition gap
• Provides tuition assistance for almost 25% of our families
• Supports our dedicated and talented group of teachers and staff
• Aids in creating beautiful classrooms and environments
• Provides for the work of the LCS Land School

For 41 years, Lake Country School has supported thousands of children in this transformative work. Under the guidance of exceptional teachers, in learning environments designed to inspire, children joyfully prepare themselves for a lifetime of self-discovery and fulfillment. Your gift strengthens Lake Country School in its mission to provide awe-inspiring and transformative education.

  • Sustaining Donors

    Do you want an easy way to give throughout the year? Become a sustaining donor through automatic transfers by downloading the Sustaining Donor Bank Authorization Transfer Form, completing, signing and delivering it to the school.

  • Plant Sale

    Mark you calendar and join us for the annual Lake Country School Plant Sale on May 11-12, 2017. You can purchase organically grown, herbicide free annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets. Many of the plants are grown by LCS students and staff at the Lake Country Land School! All proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the Lake Country Land School.

    If you’d like to volunteer to help at the sale, please contact the Development Office by phone at 612-827-3707 x113 or by email.

  • Memorial & Honorary Gifts

    Gifts to Lake Country School in honor or in memory of an individual are a meaningful way to recognize and celebrate the difference that a person has made in your life, the life of your family or the life of your child. When a gift is made to Lake Country School in memory or in honor of an individual, Lake Country notifies the family or individual of the gift and of the donor. You may make an honorary or memorial gift to Lake Country School by clicking here.

  • Gifts of Appreciated Stock

    Gifts of appreciated stock or securities to Lake Country School can be made quickly, easily and provide significant tax savings to you. In most cases, the full fair market value of the stock on the day it is donated to Lake Country School is allowable as a tax deduction. Because your gift is not considered a sale of those securities, you avoid paying capital gains tax. Click here for transfer instructions.

  • Matching Gifts & United Way

    Many corporations fully or partially match the charitable contributions of its employees. Please check with your Human Resources department to determine if your company has an Employee Matching Gift Program and to request a matching gift form.

    You can also donate to Lake Country School during your company’s United Way drive. On your United Way pledge form, just indicate that you want your donation or payroll deductions directed to Lake Country School at 3755 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55409. Your company’s Human Resources department can assist you in directing your gift. Please inform us of your gift so that we can track it with United Way.

    (Note: If you make a gift to Lake Country School through United Way and use your company’s matching gift program, your match will go to United Way, NOT to Lake Country School.)

  • Purchases to Support

    Through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchases to LCS whenever you shop. Enroll at

  • Vehicle Donation Program

    Help Lake Country School students receive a great education by donating your used car (and other vehicles) to Lake Country School! You’ll receive a tax deduction for your donation and avoid the hassle and cost of trading or selling your vehicle! You can donate used cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, snowmobiles, rv's, boats, and trailers.

    The keys and the title are all you need to make a donation. (Can’t find the title? Arrangements can be made to get you the documents you need.) You can drop off your donation at Lake Country School or we can arrange to have it picked up.

    If you have a vehicle you’d like to donate to Lake Country School, please fill out the form below or contact the Development Office at 612-827-3707 ext. 113 or by email.

Mission Statement

Lake Country School is a Montessori learning environment that fosters independence, critical thinking, and creativity within each child. We are a community that promotes diversity and inclusion, as well as respect and responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.

Contact Us

3755 Pleasant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone 612.827.3707
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