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80 in 8 - Help Us Cross the Finish Line with Your Gift or Pledge by December 31!

$450,000 Academy Fund Parent Goal

Help us cross the finish line with your gift or pledge to the Academy Fund by December 31!

Special thanks to our 80 in 8 Challenge donors, two current parent families – Christopher & Mary Beth Ainsley (Lily ’22) and an anonymous parent of a senior – who together have pledged $50,000 in celebration of meeting our initial Challenge goal to inspire parent participation to reach our overall goal of $450,000 in parent giving to the Academy Fund.

In this season of gratitude and giving, you can make your gift in honor of a faculty or staff member(s) who has had a special impact on your child's LFA experience.*

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An 8-Week Race to the Challenge
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This challenge is a grade vs. grade challenge to see which class year secures the most gifts, and will be based on each family’s participation in the Academy Fund. Our collective impact ensures that LFA will continue to provide an excellent education to our students and support for our deserving faculty.

For families with children in more than one grade, your participation will be entered in each of your children's grades for the class competition; however, your gift will only be counted once overall in the Challenge. For example, if your family has two children, one freshman and one junior, then your gift/pledge will be reflected in both the freshman and junior class counts but will only count once toward the overall count of parent participation.

*Your gift is a vote of confidence and a note of gratitude for LFA’s mission and its faculty and leadership. Please consider a gift in honor of a faculty or staff member who has made a memorable impact on your child’s LFA experience. LFA will notify the honoree of your thoughtfulness, but not of the gift amount.

Checks payable to Lake Forest Academy may be mailed to: Lake Forest Academy – Office of Advancement, 1500 Kennedy Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or made securely online at  Gifts from Donor Advised Funds or contributions of securities are welcome: