Inspire Excellence and Nurture Wellness for All of Our Students


Dear La Canada School Families and Community Members,


Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! We are thrilled to share with you that, as a result of our community’s generosity and support last year, the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation (LCFEF) not only met our fundraising goal for the year, but exceeded that goal by over $500,000, with donations totaling over $2.5 million!  In addition, our Paddle Pledge held at our annual spring gala surpassed our fundraising target, which means we will be moving forward with plans for the highly anticipated Career and College Center at the high school. Once again, our incredible community has come together in support of our kids, empowering our District to Inspire Excellence and Nurture Wellness for All of Our Students.

Every year our volunteer Directors are tasked with organizing the community to help bridge the funding gap between what the District takes in from the state and what we recognize is needed for our kids to flourish. The money that we raise will pay the salaries of our elementary drama, art, music and Spanish teachers. Additionally, LCFEF provides the funding for advances in technology needs as well as LCHS 7/8 STEM offerings. We were also able to add counselors and licensed therapists to provide additional support to our students on all campuses. Our small class sizes allow for optimal learning and growth in the classroom, insuring  individualized and personal attention for every student.

La Canada Schools provide an education that is robust, rigorous, and individualized to our student’s specific needs. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for our community’s resolve to continue supporting our students on their educational journey. Your unfaltering support as we move into the new school year will allow us to continue to provide the things that make our schools so remarkable. We look forward to building on our success and making the 2022-23 school year our most successful yet!


Tracey Nelson: Co-President                          Yvonne Lutz: Co-President

In addition to its Annual Fund, the LCFEF also runs an Endowment Fund, which invests Endowment-directed donations for the long-term success and security of our schools.

Dear LCF Wine Auction VIPs:

Please join us for our exclusive invite-only 2022 LCF Wine Auction evening of premium wine tasting and gourmet dinner. Your past support for this event earned you a VIP Invite to purchase up to 2 tickets.  Purchase tickets here or call 818-952-4268. All proceeds benefit the LCFEF Endowment Fund.

This event will take place on  Saturday, October 8th at 6:00pm at the exclusive Jonathan Club, Los Angeles.

Wine tasting and dinner will begin at 6:00pm

 Live Wine Auction at 7:00pm

100% of your ticket price ($500pp) and Wine Auction purchases count towards your family giving goal for the 2022-23 school year.


LCF Wine Auction & Endowment Committees

LCF Wine Auction Sponsorships are still available. If you’re interested in being one of our LCF Wine Auction Sponsors, commitments are due by Friday, September 16th, for inclusion in all printed materials. Please call 818-952-4268.
Back-to-School Nights

Back-to-School Nights

Join us for Back-to-School Night and learn how you can help ensure the continued quality education of La Cañada schools, because a great education isn’t free!




The 25th Annual LCFEF Jog-A-Thon took place on Wednesday, November 2nd at each LCUSD elementary school during P.E. time. The purpose of the Jog-A-Thon is for all students to participate and have fun while helping raise funds for our schools.

2022 Gala

2022 Gala

The LCFEF Annual Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for our public schools, and we are excited it will be on March 18, 2023. La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation (“LCFEF”) held it’s 29th Annual Spring Gala ” Roaring Back To The 20’s” at Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles last year. The fun night generated over $650,000 for our students, including funding a new College and Career Center at the high school.

We Love Our Teachers

We Love Our Teachers

You can show your support by donating $100 to LCFEF and a custom-made box of cookies will be sent to your child’s amazing teacher, or staff, etc… The box of custom-made cookies will include your child’s name and a short message (Note- all donations will be listed on one box for each teacher).
The cookies will be delivered the week of May 2nd (Teacher Appreciation week) to each school site, so don’t wait. The last day to give is Friday, 4/22.

About the LCFEF

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation (LCFEF) is a California non-profit organization founded to provide financial support to the La Cañada Flintridge  Unified School District for its four schools La Cañada Elementary, Palm Crest Elementary, Paradise Canyon Elementary, La Cañada High School 7/8 and La Cañada High School.


LCUSD thrives on the support of its generous community. When school families make tax deductible donations to LCFEF, they are helping to keep class sizes small, hire high school counselors, update technology, and provide arts education and campus improvements. A special thanks to our Business Sponsors!

Invest in our future by giving today.