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Donate Today to LaSalle School’s Annual Appeal!


The LaSalle School Foundation welcomes donations to our Annual Appeal which supports the development of LaSalle’s therapeutic and academic programs and services. Please be aware of the various funds held by the Foundation and know that you can designate your Appeal contribution to the Annual Fund or one or more of the various other funds (explained below). LaSalle accepts cash, pledges, online and credit card donations. Disbursements from all Foundation Funds are authorized by the Executive Director.

Funds held by The LaSalle School Foundation

The Annual Fund is accessed to fund many opportunities to advance youth in their pursuit of reintegration in their families and communities through ongoing Community Connections. The Annual Fund also helps to subsidize the Capital Region Symposium on Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs), Trauma and Response which educates thousands of clinicians, educators and administrators in the best practices treating youth suffering from trauma who, as a result, are subject to behaviors leading to life-long health conditions.

The Needy Boy Fund was created in 1999 by the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation to allow former LaSalle youth to apply for college or vocational training assistance.

The LIFE Scholarship Fund was created in 2005 by the family of James and Rhea Clark in memory of Brother Brice Wilder. LaSalle staff apply for assistance in their pursuit of professional training and career development programs in the field of child welfare.

The Clark and Wilder Professional Development Fund was created in 2013 by the Foundation for supplies and teaching materials that would assist in furthering vocational curriculums specifically intended to meet the interests of our older students and prepare them for the workplace and advanced study, if appropriate.

The Careers & Employability Fund was created in 2013 by the Foundation for supplies and teaching materials that would assist in furthering vocational curriculums specifically intended to meet the interests of our older students and prepare them for the workplace and advanced study, if appropriate. Donations to the Careers & Employability Fund support programs including the Massry Culinary Arts Program and the Kennedy Construction Work Readiness Program.

The James A. Clark, Jr. Music and Art Appreciation Fund was created in 2013 through the generosity of donations made to LaSalle in Jim’s memory after his death on June 18, 2013 and matching funds from the Clark Family. The fund is being used to enhance LaSalle’s music classrooms and instruments as well as to develop a partnership with The College of Saint Rose’s music department.

Planned Giving

LaSalle School’s planned giving program offers donors a range of vehicles to suit diverse financial situations and objectives, and enables our donors to build a philanthropic family tradition reflecting their values while transferring their wealth. Through planned donations, you can take advantage of tax incentives created by the U.S. Congress and at the same time provide LaSalle with current and future funding for programs and services.

Planned giving includes:

  • Outright gifts that can be made during life and upon death as outlined in a will or living trust.
  • Naming LaSalle as a beneficiary of a retirement plan. Retirement plans and IRAs may allow you to designate LaSalle as a beneficiary affording you both income and estate tax benefits.
  • Life insurance, charitable gift annuities (CGAs), and charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) can be discussed.

In-Kind Gifts and Services

LaSalle’s youth and families benefit from the generosity of the community through the donations of new and used goods. Staff coordinate the donations of used goods and determine the best use for these items.

Matching Donations

LaSalle School accepts matching donations from various corporate organizations. To match your donation, please submit your matching information to the appropriate matching organization, and notify The LaSalle School Foundation of your generosity.

Stock and Securities

To learn the necessary information for making a transfer of stock and/or securities, contact The LaSalle School Foundation.

Contact information for the LaSalle School Foundation:
518-242-4731 x271 (telephone)
518-242-4744 (fax)
jadlos@lasalle-school.org