Here for You While Working from Home

Due to the new Stay-At-Home Order issued on 12/7/20, the LCFEF office staff is working remotely. Although the office is closed, the staff is ready to answer your questions over email. Email your questions or concerns to

For Summer School questions, please email us at

Throughout this time we continue to gratefully accept your donations. Happy Holidays and stay safe!


Help us thank our teachers for their resilience, ingenuity, and strength they have demonstrated over these past ten months.

You can show your support by donating $100 to LCFEF and a large box of chocolates will be sent to your child’s amazing teacher. The box of chocolates will include your child’s name and a short message (Note- all donations will be listed on one box for each teacher). You can also show your appreciation to our dedicated LCUSD administrators, principals and staff for their incredible efforts, great innovations and new practices they have pioneered.

The chocolates will be delivered the week of February 22-26 to each school site. Click here to participate

Donations will count towards your annual giving to LCFEF (Each family is asked to donate $3,000 a year). So why not make a donation or two or six, in support of your schools while sending a sweet message to let your child’s awesome teacher(s) know you appreciate all they do! Questions, please email

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of our 2020-21 goal of $2,000,000

Because a great public school education isn’t free.


The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation (LCFEF) raises money from parents, individuals and local businesses, and makes direct contributions to the District annually to benefit children enrolled in all levels of La Cañada schools. Tax deductible donations to LCFEF help keep class sizes small, hire high school counselors, update technology, provide arts and music education and enhance campuses.


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.

Donate to <strong>Annual Fund</strong>

Donate to Annual Fund

Donate to <strong>Endowment Fund</strong>

Donate to Endowment Fund

Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night

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!


Wine Auction-2020 EVENT CANCELLED

Wine Auction-2020 EVENT CANCELLED

At our annual premium wine auction guests are treated to amazing food, delicious wine pairings and other fun, “surprise” elements, all to benefit LCFEF’s Endowment Fund.




Each fall, students from the three elementary schools run in LCFEF’s Jog-A-Thon. This year will be slightly different. Please see important information by clicking here.


Spring Gala-Cancelled

Spring Gala-Cancelled

Enjoy a magical evening of mingling, shopping, dining and dancing with hundreds of your fellow community supporters as we raise money for our children’s schools.


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!

August 2020



Dear La Cañada school families and community members,


Thanks to your generosity during the 2019-20 school year, I’m happy to share that the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation (LCFEF) — with a generous boost of $380,000 from the Endowment Fund — will contribute more than $2.3 million to the La Cañada Unified School District this fall. That’s the Power of Community, and it’s a ray of inspiration in an otherwise gloomy fiscal and emotionally taxing year. As we return to learning, LCFEF remains dedicated to preserving the high-quality education we expect for our children. This is a resilient community; we came together during the 2008 Recession to meet the call for increased donations in support of our schools. We rallied, and our kids didn’t fall behind.


The value of an exceptional public school education is critically apparent now. Our children’s learning experiences may look different, but that doesn’t make them less rigorous than what we’ve grown used to. We need your support regardless of when our children eventually return to campuses, or if they learn solely via distance or in a hybrid model. In partnership with the LCUSD and our community, I’m confident that we’ll come together to provide the best possible education for every child.


At this time, it is uncertain whether we will be able to hold our spring gala or other fundraisers this year. By giving or pledging now, you can help LCUSD retain some of the best teachers in the state, and ensure we continue to build equity and stronger programs across disciplines. The chart below shows how much the Foundation depends on annual events for contributions, and underlines the importance of giving or pledging now when we likely won’t be able to bring people together as we usually do.


With your continued support, we will emerge stronger in spite of predictions of dire funding needs in coming years. We will pivot, adapt, and move forward with educating our kids.


This fall’s LCFEF gift to LCUSD will fund many of the District’s needs for personal protective equipment to promote a healthy and safe environment when our kids return to campuses. Some of these include digital “thermoscan” temperature technology, hand sanitizer, masks, face shields, cleaning supplies, and more. Your donations also are going toward technology infrastructure, Chromebooks, Wi-Fi hot spots, and tech support for seamless learning. This is in addition to funding high school counselors, elementary fine arts and Spanish programs, LCHS 7/8 STEM offerings, and more.


As a mom with two daughters in our schools, I strive to raise them to be resilient; to never give up when it gets difficult. Even in the most challenging of times, we will persevere with the Power of Community.




Leslie Chang

LCFEF president


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