The Bear Fund is Lafayette HSA’s main fundraising campaign and supports an educational experience above and beyond what is provided by DCPS funding alone  – but it needs YOUR help!  

Throughout the year, the Bear Fund helps make many new learning experiences possible for our children, such as gardening in the Bear Garden, ukulele instruction in music class, and teamwork on Field Day. Last year, in addition to maintaining the programs that make Lafayette so special, the Bear Fund helped replenish classroom libraries and made possible the plans to install sun shades on the Pre-K and Kindergarten playgrounds. 

Bear Fund is an investment in our students, teachers, and all the unique programs and opportunities at Lafayette.

Through your gift to the Bear Fund, the HSA also has the potential to help educators realize their visions for more dynamic instruction. This year, Lafayette educators aspire to expand our arts and extra-curriculars programs to include more immersive and equitable offerings – Special Olympics, Gardening Club, Environmental Sciences Club, expanded opportunities for Band and other existing extracurriculars. We hope you will join us in supporting these initiatives. 

Learn more about how Bear Fund enhances learning for your student and the school as a whole by watching this video, and then make your tax-deductible contribution today! We need 100% participation and we can’t get there without you!

You can choose to make a one-time gift or spread your gift over 10 months online. Interested in mailing a check, providing a matching gift through your employer, or have other questions? Find more information here.