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Lab Innovation Fund

The Lab Innovation Fund is Charlotte Lab School’s Annual Giving Campaign. Money raised each year will help fund many of the programs and activities that make our school special and allow us to create a truly innovative learning environment. We depend on our families, friends, and community for their support to supplement our operating budget so that we can direct funds to our highest priorities. 

Since our founding, we have raised more than $2 million from all sources. This money has been used to get our building ready, build our amazing playground, attract top-notch staff, enhance our innovative curriculum, advance our personalized learning programs, and undertake many other initiatives that enhance your child’s education.

Fund Support

Funds raised through the Lab Innovation Fund are vital in affording us the opportunity to carry out our work; defining and inspiring what's possible in public education:

A Student Centered Focus on the Whole Child: We are able to support our students in their development socially, emotionally, physically, and academically, through a student-centered personalized approach.

Diverse by Design: Provide an integrated school environment that enriches the learning experience for ALL children and better prepares students for a global future.

A Rigorous and Innovative Approach to Teaching and Learning: Using the community as our classroom, we can offer hands-on, collaborative, authentic activities to promote deeper understanding and development of skills to ensure student success in college and career.

We Need Your Help

A gift of any size will help support the needs of our students and help ensure that we can continue to provide a unique approach to teaching and learning for our children. Please consider making a donation today to the Lab Innovation Fund and know that every gift makes a direct impact at Lab!

Lab Innovator
Visionary         $10,000+                      
Trailblazer       $5,000 - $9,999               
Champion        $2,500 - $4,999            
Advocate         $1,000 – $2,499             
Lab Sustainer
Partner             $500 - $999                    
Collaborator    $250 – $499                   
Supporter         $100 – $249                 
Builder             up to $99  
If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs or contact us at Donor Relations.

Matching Gifts

 Here is a list of Charlotte companies that we know have matching gift programs. If you make a donation to Charlotte Lab School and work for any of the following companies, please to let us know AND process the necessary paperwork with your employer to be sure your gift is matched. Additionally, if you know your employer matches gifts to nonprofits, and it is not listed here, please let us know. Questions? Contact Donor Relations.
Ally Bank   CVS Caremark   LPL Financial   Time Warner
American Express   Dell   McDonald’s   Transamerica
Aon Hewitt   Duke Energy   Merck   UPS
AT&T   Goldman Sachs   Microsoft   Verizon
AXA   Goodrich Corporation   PepsiCo   Walmart
Bank of America   Home Depot   PNC Foundation   Wells Fargo Bank
Cigna   IBM   Piedmont Natural Gas   US Bank
Citigroup   JP Morgan   Premier, Inc.    
Coca-Cola   Lexis Nexis   Target    
Costco   Lowes   TIAA-CREF    

In-Kind Donations

While Charlotte Lab School gladly accepts financial donations, we're also grateful for materials and supplies, including books, office/classroom furniture, physical education equipment, toys (such as legos, magnets, blocks), and other items. Your donations will help the school save money and direct more of our financial resources toward learning and education. Since Charlotte Lab School is a 501c3, your donation is tax-deductible (receipts are provided).

Please contact Donor Relations.if you have any questions regarding in-kind donations.


Other Ways to Support

There are a number of "rewards" programs available as a way to earn money for our school. When you participate, a portion of everything you spend comes back to Charlotte Lab School at no cost to you. Please take a moment to support your school!

Amazon Smiles
Did you know that your purchases from Amazon can help earn money for Charlotte Lab School? Just start your shopping at select Charlotte Lab School as your charity at the top of the page, and start shopping! Amazon will donate 0.5% of qualifying purchases to our school. Get started here.

Harris Teeter VIC Card
Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Charlotte Lab School, and a portion of your purchases will be given to the school. Link your card now. Our Harris Teeter Together In Education Account # is 3190. Cards must be linked EACH year, valid from August through May.

Pick up a Publix Reward Card from the front office and start earning money for your school when you shop.

Lands' End
Look for our custom, school uniform website with Lands' End. Check-out the possibilities at When you buy your school uniforms from Lands' End, Charlotte Lab School will receive a percentage of the sales.

Box Tops for Education
Cut and save any Box Tops for Education. You may turn them at the front office.