We are so grateful for the support we receive from our families each year in our Annual Giving Campaign. Our goal is to have 100% participation from our families. Last year we reached an amazing 93%! When we reach 90% this year, our entire school will celebrate with a free dress day! Any amount counts! Please turn in your "egg donation" with the envelope attached or simply donate online with one of the options below. You can choose to donate the full amount all at once, or in parts over the next 10 months. If you have any questions or need matching donation help, please contact Michele Northrup at Learning Gate: 813-948-4190.

97% participation!

Heron – Golden Egg

  • Engraved Gold Leaf on the Giving Tree
  • Gold Egg mention on the LG website
  • Commemorative LG photo

$3,000

Sandhill Crane – Silver Egg

  • Engraved Silver Leaf on the Giving Tree
  • Silver Egg mention on the LG website
  • Commemorative LG photo

$1,000

Egret – Green Egg

$500

Ibis – Blue Egg

$250

Osprey – Yellow Egg

$100

Other – White Egg

A Letter from the Board August 10th, 2016

Dear Learning Gate Families,

As the Learning Gate Education Foundation’s Board of Directors we watch with excitement as Learning Gate grows and evolves. It is awe inspiring to look back at the achievements and we have worked so hard to achieve. We are looking forward to an open line of communication and much success in the upcoming school year.

One of our responsibilities is managing the overall finances of Learning Gate. Last year we celebrated the fact that 93% of our families donated to our Annual Giving Campaign.

We realize our families are in a wide range of financial situations and each donation will be from the heart. All families are asked to support this vital annual fund to the best of their ability. We know Learning Gate families always pitch in and rally together for our community.

We will have an All Family Challenge from now until September 27th to meet our goal of 100% family participation. We would like to stress our focus is on participation, our students love to see the eggs grow in Momma Heron's nest as we come together as a community.

Class wide incentives will be given for 20%, 50% and 100% participation levels. If we meet the 90% mark school wide, each campus will win a Free Dress Day to celebrate!

Will you please help fill the nest by Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 for our event at the Great Hatching Celebration?

The Heron is thankful for your continued generosity.


Sincerely,

Board of Directors
Learning Gate Education Foundation


Frequently Asked Questions

The Help the Heron Fund consists of contributions given each academic year by parents, alumni, grandparents, staff, and other friends to help the school provide students with a superior education. The Help the Heron Fund helps meet the needs in Learning Gate’s yearly operating budget, sustaining and improving all areas of the school. Some of the largest items supported by the fund are curriculum development and support, new technology, and other improvements of grounds and facilities.

Only you can determine what your gift to LGCS will be. We encourage every family to make Learning Gate a “Giving” priority. By example, we teach our students – our future leaders - the value of giving generously to help others. In 2015-2016, the Annual Fund had donations between $1 and $6,000. Our average gift was a little over $224 per family.

Heron – Gold Egg
Engraved Gold Leaf on the Giving Tree
$3,000
Sandhill Crane – Silver Egg
Engraved Silver Leaf on the Giving Tree
$1,000
Egret – Green Egg $500
Ibis – Blue Egg $250
Osprey – Yellow Egg $100

All donations, no matter what size, make a positive impact and we are grateful for your generosity and support.

No, you can pledge your gift now and indicate a donation schedule that is most convenient for you. We will be happy to remind you when your pledge is due. All pledges should be paid in full by the end of the LGCS fiscal year. Gifts may be paid by cash, check or credit card. You can also donate right here on the Learning Gate website using the Donate Now buttons above.

The goal of the Help the Heron Annual Giving Campaign is participation. We want our entire community to come together with united support for our school. Our goal is 100%, last year we made it to an amazing 93%! We will be celebrating together, at The Great Hatching, on Tuesday, September 27th. Your participation can help us with future grants and awards by reporting the percentage from our campaign. Many of the grant foundations are excited when we report the tremendous support of our families through this campaign and your volunteer hours.

There are more than 800 reasons to give to the Help the Heron Fund, our students. Please help us maintain excellence in education for our children.

Please review your corporation’s matching gift guidelines before applying for a matching gift. This list was created for your reference, and does not guarantee that a matching gift will be approved.

  • AAA
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Access Group, Inc.
  • ACE INA
  • ACE INA Foundation
  • Acxiom Corp.
  • Adams Street Partners
  • ADC Foundation
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • ADP
  • AES Corp.
  • Aetna
  • AIG
  • AIG Foundation
  • Air Products
  • AK Steel Foundation
  • Albemarle Corp.
  • Albemarle Foundation
  • Alliance Bernstein
  • Alliance One International, Inc.
  • Alliant Energy
  • Altria
  • AMB Group
  • Ambac
  • AMD
  • American Express
  • American Tower Corp.
  • Ameriprise
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Amgen
  • Analog Devices
  • Andrea & Charles
  • Aon
  • Applera
  • Applera Corp.
  • Aptima, Inc.
  • Arch
  • Arch Chemicals, Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Argonaut Group, Inc.
  • Arrow Electronics
  • Assurant Health
  • Astoria Federal Savings
  • AT&T
  • ATK
  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • AXA
  • Babies R Us
  • Ball Corp
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Barclays Global Investors
  • Barnes Group
  • Baxter International
  • BCD Travel
  • BD
  • BD Matching
  • Beam Global Spirits & Wine
  • BECU
  • Belden CDT
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Benjamin Moore & Co.
  • Berwick Offray, LLC
  • Beryl Resources, LP
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Black & Decker
  • BlackRock
  • BlueLinx Corp.
  • Bonneville International
  • Bon-Ton
  • BorgWarner
  • BP
  • Brinks Home Security
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Broadridge
  • Bronfman
  • C N A
  • C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
  • CA
  • Cadence
  • CalEnergy
  • California Endowment
  • Capital Group
  • Capital Group Companies
  • Cardinal Health
  • Carmax
  • Carnegie
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Casey
  • CDW
  • Centre
  • Centre MG
  • Cephalon
  • Cephalon, Inc.
  • Charles Schwab
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Chevron
  • Choice Hotels International
  • ChoicePoint, Inc.
  • Chubb
  • Chubb & Son
  • CIG
  • Cisco Systems
  • Citgo
  • Citgo Petroleum Corp.
  • Citigroup
  • Citizens Financial Group
  • CME
  • CNA
  • Coach
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • ConAgra
  • Cooper Industries
  • Copernicus
  • Countrywide
  • Covidien
  • CSG Systems
  • D&B
  • Daiichi-Sankyo
  • Datascope Corp.
  • Davidson Companies
  • DCP Midstream
  • Denso
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Diageo
  • Direct TV
  • Dominion
  • Duke Energy
  • Duke Realty
  • eBay
  • Electronic Arts
  • Eli Lilly
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Energen Corp.
  • Energizer
  • Entegris
  • EOG Resources
  • Equifax
  • Erickson Retirement Communities
  • Ericsson
  • Expedia, Inc.
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fair Isaac
  • Faison
  • Fannie Mae
  • Federated Department Stores
  • FHLB Office of Finance
  • First Data
  • First Horizon National Corp.
  • First Interstate BancSystem
  • First Weber Group
  • FM Global
  • Follett
  • Freddie Mac
  • Frito Lay
  • FSA
  • GAITS
  • Gannett Outdoor
  • Gap, Inc.
  • Gartner
  • GATX
  • GE
  • Geico
  • Gen Re
  • Genentech
  • General Cologne Re
  • General Mills
  • Genworth
  • Giddings & Lewis
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Reinsurance
  • GMAC Financial Services
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • Google
  • Grainger
  • Grantham, Mayo, Van, Otterloo & Co.
  • Great-West
  • Guidant
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
  • Harris Bank
  • Henry Crown & Co.
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Highmark
  • Home Depot
  • Horizon Foundation
  • Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • HP
  • HSBC
  • Hunter Douglas
  • IAC Foundation
  • IBM
  • Illinois Tool Works Foundation
  • ING
  • Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • Intuit Foundation
  • Irwin Home Equity
  • ISO
  • ITG, Inc.
  • ITW
  • John A. Hartford Foundation
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur
  • John Hancock Financial Services
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Controls
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Juniper
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kaplan
  • Kellogg’s
  • Kennecott Energy Company
  • Kessler Group
  • Key Foundation
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Kochis Fitz
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lennox International
  • Leo Burnett Company
  • Levi Strauss
  • LexisNexis
  • Liberty
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • Liz Claiborne
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Lubrizol
  • Macy's Foundation
  • Magid Glove and Safety
  • Markel Corporation
  • Marmon/Keystone Corp.
  • Mars
  • Mars North America
  • MassMutual
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • MasterCard
  • Mattel Children's Foundation
  • MBIA
  • McAfee
  • MCJ Amelior Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • McMaster-Carr
  • Medarex
  • Medco
  • Merage Foundation
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Merck
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • Midland National
  • Midstream
  • Mobil
  • Monsanto
  • Moody's Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Motorola
  • Mueller Co.
  • Murphy Oil Corporation
  • Mutual of America
  • National Football League
  • National Instruments
  • Natixis
  • NECA
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • New York Community Trust
  • Newfield
  • Newmont Matching Gifts
  • Niagara Mohawk
  • Nice
  • Nicor Gas
  • Nike
  • Nissan
  • Nokia
  • Norfolk Southern Foundation
  • Northern Trust
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Novartis
  • NRG Communications
  • NYSE
  • Old Navy
  • ONEOK Foundation
  • Oppenheimer Funds, Inc.
  • Oracle Corp.
  • Paradies Shops
  • Patriot Coal
  • PBG Foundation
  • PCT
  • Peabody Energy
  • Pella Rolscreen Foundation
  • Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Pepsico
  • Pew Charitable Trust
  • Pfizer
  • Philip Morris USA
  • Phoenix Foundation
  • Pioneer
  • Pitney Bowes
  • PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • PNC Foundation
  • Pohlad Family Foundation
  • Post-Newsweek Stations
  • PPG Industries Foundation
  • Prince Capital Partners
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Prospect Hill Foundation
  • Prudential
  • Putnam
  • Qualcomm
  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Quintiles
  • Radian
  • Random House
  • Raritan Americas, Inc.
  • RBC Bank
  • Reader's Digest Foundation
  • Real Networks
  • Reebok
  • Regence
  • Regency Centers Corp.
  • Renaissance Technologies, LLC
  • Reuters America, Inc.
  • Rexnord Foundation
  • Reynolds American Foundation
  • Richard M. Fairbanks
  • Rio Tinto Energy America
  • RJ Reynolds Foundation
  • Robert Half
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Roll International
  • Safeco Insurance
  • Saint-Gobain Corporation
  • Sallie Mae
  • SanDisk
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • SAP
  • Sara Lee
  • Schering-Plough
  • Schwab
  • Scitor Corporation
  • Sephora
  • Shore Tel
  • Siemens
  • Simpson Manufacturing Co.
  • Solix
  • Sony Electronics, Inc.
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Spansion
  • Spectra Energy
  • Square D Foundation
  • Stanley
  • Starbucks
  • State Street
  • Stockamp & Associates
  • Subaru
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Sunwest Bank
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • Symantec
  • Symetra
  • Synopsys
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Taxas Gas
  • TCF Foundation
  • TDK
  • Tektronix
  • Teledyne Technologies
  • Temple Inland Foundation
  • Tenet Healthcare
  • Texas Gas Transmission, LLC
  • Textron
  • The Prudential
  • The Washington Post
  • Thomas Reuters
  • Thomson
  • Thomson West
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Tomkins Corp.
  • Tootsie Roll Industries
  • Toys R Us
  • TransUnion
  • Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Tyco
  • UBS
  • Unilever
  • Union Bank of California
  • Unum
  • US Bancorp
  • UTLX
  • Vanguard
  • Varian Semiconductor Equipment
  • Velcro USA, Inc.
  • Verizon
  • VTech
  • Wachovia
  • Washington Mutual
  • Waters Corporation
  • Wellington Management
  • Wellpoint Foundation
  • Wells Lamont
  • Western Union
  • Whirlpool
  • WK Kellogg
  • Wrigley Company
  • Xcel Energy Foundation
  • Yahoo
  • Yum! Brands Foundation
  • Zelle, Hoffman, Voelbel, Mason
  • Zurich US Foundation