LPIE is a community-driven fundraising organization that supplements state funding for programs that promote innovation and academic excellence in the public schools of Lafayette. Founded in 1980, LPIE provides a means for parents and community members to invest in their children’s public education. That need has grown from a few thousand dollars a year to a multi-million dollar commitment that helps to maintain rigorous academics and educational opportunities that would otherwise not be possible. In the 2022-23 school year, LPIE funded over $4.1 million to LafSD. This year, to replace state revenue cuts from one-time funding and to address rising costs, LPIE needs to raise $4.5 million to sustain this level of support.

From weekly art classes and biweekly science lessons to wellness centers, instructional aides, and so much more, every elementary school student's education is enriched through donations to LPIE. Your gift maintains the high quality of schools in Lafayette and is tax-deductible.