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Prentiss Society

The Power of Prentiss /  Leadership in Annual Giving

In 1976, to honor Jennie Warren Prentiss and those who keep her vision alive through their generosity, Laurel School created the Prentiss Society. Each year, donors are welcomed into the Prentiss Society when they make a gift of $1,000 or more for current operations through the Laurel Fund. The success of the Laurel Fund is vital to the fiscal health of the School.

Thanks to leadership support through the Laurel Fund, every girl lives the mission of the School: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world; every Laurel student is encouraged to find her unique voice and live a more fulfilling life. Building upon a solid foundation of academics, arts, athletics and service learning, she is encouraged to discover her authentic self, to find what sparks her talents and fuels her passion, and to build upon her strengths. A Laurel girl chooses her own path, her own dream, and she dares to move forward on her own terms.

The Power of the Prentiss Society makes it possible for Laurel girls to Dream. Dare. Do. Your investment in the Laurel Fund affirms your dedication to and confidence in the mission of Laurel School and the work of Head of School Ann V. Klotz and her team. In 2013-2014, the Laurel Fund accounted for approximately 8% of the School's $17 million operating budget. Fueled by the Power of Prentiss Society gifts, the 2013-2014 fund reached a record high of $1,194,590. Prentiss Society gifts represented 82% or $983,451 from 316 donors — that's the Power of Prentiss!

Today’s Laurel girl’s are the beneficiaries of your generosity.  Your Prentiss Society gift of $1,000 or more creates amazing opportunities every day at Laurel. We would be delighted to welcome you to the Prentiss Society. Please consider joining at one of the following membership levels:

  Member - $1,000 to $1,895
  Founder - $1,896 - $2,499
  Patron - $2,500 to $4,999
  Benefactor - $5,000 to $9,999
  Guardian - $10,000 to $14,999
  Investor - $15,000 to $19,999
  Shareholder - $20,000 to $24,999
  Torchbearer - $25,000 or more


Gifts online click Online Giving

Gifts of securities information at Giving to Laurel

Gifts by phone call 866-277-3182 (toll free) or 216-455-3096 (local) to make your credit card gift.
Gifts by mail Please send checks made payable to Laurel School to:

  Prentiss Society ~ Development Office
  Laurel School
  One Lyman Circle
  Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122

Should you have questions, or need additional information, please contact
Deborah Farquhar Jones at 216-455-3027