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Make a Gift to LFA's Academy Fund!
Posted 12/18/2017 03:01PM

As Lake Forest Academy approaches the end of the calendar year, we hope you will take a moment to express thanks to the Academy's great teachers/coaches/mentors and participate in the 2017-18 Academy Fund.

Now is a great time to join fellow parents and alumni in making a tax-wise gift as we reach for our $1.7 million goal...

Tax-wise giving includes the transfer of appreciated securities to LFA. The stock market has been on a roll. A gift of appreciated securities is eligible for the same income tax deduction as a cash gift. Additionally, gifting appreciated securities allows you to avoid capital gains tax. Want to transfer stock to LFA? Please contact Christine Ryder at or at 847-615-3215 for details.

Giving in 2017 may be better than in 2018. With major taxlegislation changes expected, a gift made before December 31 could have significant tax benefits. Proposed legislation could reduce the size of the charitable income tax deduction for most Americans. With this in mind, making your gift before December 31 could mean significant tax savings.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. The Academy Fund provides vital operating funds to help underwrite LFA's rigorous academic programs, culture of inclusion and retention of first-rate teachers and coaches. Tuition doesn't cover all the costs of a great education; the Academy Fund helps make up the difference.

Gifts of all sizes are welcomed and appreciated.

To make a gift now online, go to or mail checks payable to Lake Forest Academy. All gifts postmarked by December 31 will be eligible for 2017 tax credit.

Lake Forest Academy
Advancement Office
1500 W Kennedy Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2018.

Go Caxys!

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1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3210

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