Ways To Donate

Our 2020-21 commitment is $4.3 million to our TK-12 students.  
Our suggested donation amount is $1,300 per TK-8 student, $1,000 per Acalanes student; however, we are grateful for any gift that is meaningful to your family.

Join the LEADERS CIRCLE by increasing each child's contribution by $200 for a total of $1,500 per child TK-8th or $1,200 per student at Acalanes.

You may also champion your child's education at a higher level by becoming a MAJOR DONOR with a contribution of $5,000 or more.

up to $1,299
$1,300 to $1,999
$2,000 to $3,499
$3,500 to $4,999
$5,000 to $9,999
$10,000 to $14,999
$15,000 to $24,999
*Silver and above is a MAJOR DONOR 



Credit Card or Check: donate to LPIE in one lump-sum, monthly payments, or automatic recurring payments. Donate online or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 923, Lafayette, CA 94549.  Donations may be made in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one.  LPIE will acknowledge your thoughtfulness with a card to the honoree.

Donor Advised Funds: LPIE is a registered 501c3 Nonprofit Organization, tax ID 94-2699518, and accepts contributions from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Please be sure to notify our office from which organization to expect the donation.


Stock: Did you know that you can use shares of appreciated stock for your LPIE donations?  Stock donations leave cash in your wallet and provide a more efficient way to dispose of shares, avoiding taxation on capital gains and allowing the full value of the shares to benefit LPIE.  With market returns in 2020 heavily concentrated in a handful of large stocks, a stock donation can be part of your year-end portfolio rebalancing strategy. Click here for more information and stock donation instructions.


Payroll Deduction: Earmark LPIE to receive some or all of your donation on your donor option card.


Estate Planning: Through a charitable remainder trust or a traditional bequest to our endowment, your contribution will work for years to come. Call our office at 925-299-1644 for more information.


In-Kind Donations/Special Events: Contribute an item or service to an auction, join in event planning, or just come and enjoy! Keep your eyes open for news about upcoming events on our website, our Facebook page, and banners around town. To submit an in-kind donation click here

Acalanes Senior Gifts to the LPIE Endowment: Honor your graduate with a gift to the LPIE endowment. Click here for information and instructions. 



Corporate Matching Gift: Many employers will match your gift dollar-for-dollar- it’s a no-cost way to increase your gift’s impact. Click here for more information.  Check with your company’s HR department or visit doublethedonation.com/LPIE for more information.


Business Partner: Join our Business Partner Program and receive various benefits.  Click here to find out more.



Shop ‘Til You Drop: Register your credit and grocery cards at escrip.com and a percentage of your purchases will go to LPIE. LPIE’s eScrip account is 0137956566. Click here to register.


Donate Your Car, Truck, Boat, RV or Motorcycle: For more information contact Car Donation Services at 1-888-686-4483 or click here to donate directly.


Amazon Smile:  Support LPIE every time you shop, at no cost to you.  On your first visit to smile.amazon.com select Lafayette Partners in Education as your charitable organization, and 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to LPIE.