The La Reina Fund
Frequently Asked Questions 

How much should I give to the La Reina Fund?

Every gift of every amount counts and makes a difference! Current families are asked to support the La Reina Fund to the best of their ability. As a guideline, providing the full La Reina experience for our students this year, exceeds tuition and fees by $1,900 per student. 

Why doesn’t La Reina charge the full cost of providing education to each student?

In keeping with the vision of the Sisters of Notre Dame, La Reina’s Board of Trustees seeks to set tuition at a rate that ensures the school is affordable to families of varying financial means.

May I designate how my gift will be used?

Your gift may be unrestricted toward La Reina’s “greatest need,” or designated to support a specific department or activity, tuition assistance, or other student program.

Where do the La Reina fund dollars go?

  • To tuition assistance, an increasingly important decision-making factor in the ability of many families to enroll their daughters.
  • To the visual and performing arts that offer opportunities for creative expression.
  • To our athletic programs that provide opportunities for healthy competition, sportsmanship, and character-building.
  • To student life programs and activities such as our leadership programs, guest speakers, off-campus events, and clubs.
  • To campus-wide technology necessary to support our iPad and other technology-based learning.
  • To the salaries and benefits necessary to attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff who understand how girls learn best.
  • To maintenance and enhancements to our buildings, gardens and grounds.

Does it matter when I make my gift?

All gifts to The La Reina Fund 2014-15 initiative will be gratefully accepted through June 30, 2015. However, we encourage you to make your gift by February 12, so that we may:

  • Deliver a personalized Valentine on your behalf to someone special.
  • Count your gift (if your daughter is currently enrolled) toward the homeroom goal of 100%—the level of participation needed to ensure your daughter enjoys a special Valentine’s party!

Will my gift be recognized publicly?

We will be delighted to acknowledge gifts of all levels in the spring issue of La Reina’s school magazine, La Reina Today.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Contributions are tax-deductible subject to Internal Revenue Service limitations and guidelines.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

For more information about giving to La Reina, please contact Karen Starleaf, Director of Advancement, at or at 805-495-6494, extension 414.

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