Special Interest Giving
Special interest gifts fund unbudgeted items and programs and help to cover the costs of surprise needs in specific areas of school life. Such gifts include restricted gifts, membership in and gifts to parent organizations, programs like Breakthrough Atlanta, and fundraising events.
The LPA generates funds that provide enhancements beyond the school budgets through annual dues of $35. In addition to the annual dues, the LPA invites parents to make contributions for chapel flowers, the Gardening/Greenhouse Fund, or library books. An auction, held every three years, is a major fundraiser for the school.
Members of FOTA work with the fine arts department to advance and enhance the arts offerings at Lovett. Membership for FOTA ranges from $85 to $250 per family, and other donations are welcomed. FOTA also hosts The Great Conversation, a fundraising event for fine arts, which occurs on alternate years from the LPA’s auction.
The LionBackers support athletic programs through their “fun raising” and fundraising. Through memberships, concessions, and the annual golf and tennis tournaments, the LionBackers are able to financially assist areas of athletics and physical education not covered by the school budget. Membership for LionBackers ranges from $85 to $250 per family.
The Alumni Association’s mission is to work for the benefit of the school by encouraging members through fundraising and participation in other alumni, school, and community-oriented projects. The Alumni Association has hosted Run ’n Lovett, an annual 2K and 5K road race, in April each year for the past 20 years. More than 400 students and families participated last year and all race proceeds benefit the endowed Alumni Reunion Scholarship Fund (currently valued at more than $420,000) and other community causes, including Breakthrough Atlanta, Canine Assistants, and Inner Harbor for Children and Families.
In 2010, our trustees unanimously approved participation in the Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program. The Lovett community now has the opportunity to redirect their Georgia tax liability to support independent school education—and specifically a Lovett education. Your participation in this program can help us offer need-based scholarships to new Lovett students in a year when financial need is at an all-time high.
Breakthrough Atlanta is a six-year, academically intense, year-round program that provides educational opportunities to talented metro Atlanta public school middle school students, while simultaneously offering a “hands-on” training experience to the teachers of tomorrow. BTA has been hosted by The Lovett School for almost 20 years and reflects the school’s commitment to serve the greater Atlanta community.