Investing in Your Child
Since 1980, LPIE has been committed to making academic excellence and innovation a reality for Lafayette’s students. This year is no exception, as we will be providing funds for science, math, music,art, technology, foreign languages, humanities and electives. Our goal is still the same: to support and enrich the education of every child in the Lafayette public schools. Please help us continue to fulfill our mission by donating now during our Annual Giving Campaign. Thank you for your support!
Pay to Play Party Spots Available Now! Space available in these parties: Couples Night at the Barrel House and Fabulous Fondue Fete!
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As of May 2016...

Welcome to the Annual Giving Campaign

This campaign is the primary fundraiser for LPIE. For parents with students in Lafayette public schools, LPIE asks for your contribution each year. Our suggested ask is $800 per student or consider championing your child's education at a higher level. Please give as generously as you can. All donations make a difference.  Click here to read about how to increase your impact.

Click here to read a message from our President.

There are still spaces left in the following upcoming parties!

Couples Night at the Barrel House                               Saturday, August 13th         $100 per person

Join us for what promises to be an amazing evening of fun and live music at one of San francisco's exclusive/private speakeasies, the Barrel House (built in 1906, it doesn't look a day over 102).  Beer and wine provided by hosts with performances by local Lafayette Dad/Mom bands.  Doors open at 7:30 and close when everyone is done rocking out.

Fabulous Fondue Fete Saturday, September 24th    $75 per person

If you missed the premiere of this fun event, don't miss out this time!  The Soto/McClain, Proffett/Fabela and Rurka families will once again host an evening of fondue, fine wines, and the best yodeling this side of the Alps. Lederhosen optional, of course.


To purchase spots for either of these parties- click here


Congratulations to the Project LPIE 2016 Winners.  To see the complete list please click here.

Acting:                                       Cameron Burrill - 1st Place        

Applied Design/3D Art:       Beatrice Hahn - 1st Place           

Community Service:             Lucy Nguyen - 1st Place             

Computer Programming: Andrew Hyatt - 1st Place

Creative Writing:                Jacob Burges - 1st Place (Tie)  Isabella Millet - 1st Place (Tie) 

Digital Design:                             Nicholas Davidson- 1st Place

Entrepreneurship:                       Stanley Kvitko- 1st Place

Instrumental Music:                     Andrew Chow- 1st Place

Journalism:                                     Iris Wang- 1st Place

Photography:                                 Ally DeMartini- 1st Place

Science & Engineering:               Joshua Douglas & Cameron Gaskell- 1st Place

Video Production:                       Jack Lattin & Jonli Kashavarz- 1st Place

Visual Art:                                     Dara Feller- 1st Place

Vocal Music:                                 Lauren Ramlan-1st Place

Thank you to our Power Party 2016 Diamond and Super Platinum Partners and Power Party Sponsors:

And to our Power Party Presenting Sponsors:

Be sure to check out all our Business and Real Estate Partners

Thanks to the 2025 community and family donors, LPIE exceeded its fundraising goal and raised more than $2.6 million last year for the 4,900 students in our Lafayette public schools.  In 2015-16, LPIE is providing our students with more opportunities and advantages than ever before with a fundraising goal of $2.8 million and a projected support level of $2.7 million.  This ambitious budget continues to support curriculum and enrichment in all of our schools.  We are especially proud to support our schools at this level while maintaining only 8% in overhead costs.  Donations immediately go to work providing much-needed funds for technology, classrooom aides, elective support, professional development, funding of class sections, as well as our core programs in science, art, music and social science.

We hope you will consider making LPIE one of your philanthropic priorities.  By donating to LPIE, you advocate for exceptional educational opportunities for all students, champion our teachers with training and materials, and support our schools and community.

Celebrate LPIE's 35th Anniversary. Details to come on Anniversary Bash!
It was 1980, and Lafayette’s public schools were facing devastating cutbacks in the arts and sciences in the wake of the passage of Proposition 13. In response, a group of concerned parents organized to save threatened programs. With an initial budget of $5,000 and working closely with district teachers and administrators, they spread the word, raised funds, planned programs, hired qualified instructors, and brought art, music and science back into the classroom. Thus, the Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation (LASF) was born. Thirty-five years later, with a name change and shift in its funding model along the way, LPIE continues to make a significant impact on Lafayette’s public schools and students. Be a part of the celebration and donate today! All contributions are welcomed! Consider an Anniversary gift of $3,500 or more. Not only will you be part of our Honor Roll program and receive the benefits and invitations of a Major Donor and complimentary VIP admission to our Anniversary Bash, but you will make a major impact on the education of our children.

LPIE Annual Report

The 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available.

Click here to download.

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Contact Us

We are located at 3450 Golden Gate Way, Suite A, Lafayette, California 94549. To reach us, please call us at 925-299-1644 or email us at

You can also drop us a note at LPIE, PO Box 923, Lafayette, California 94549