In an effort to expand the Laguna Blanca School alumni giving community, an anonymous local philanthropist gifted the school $25,000 to create an alumni community matching gift challenge.
All gifts made by any member of the alumni community — alumni parents, grandparents, grad or non-grad — by this Saturday, June 30, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000.
In the above video, Laguna Blanca alumni donor Dick Welch (class of 1957) reflects on the summer of 1955, when he spent his vacation giving back to Laguna by pounding nails and raising the walls of the school’s library. He learned something about what it takes to build a community; his giving is just one of the many inspiring stories in Laguna’s nearly 80-year history.
All gifts are tax deductible and will benefit current Laguna students who are now shaping the stories that they’ll carry with them for a lifetime.
— Tara Broucqsault is communications director for Laguna Blanca School.