Fund for Lab

The bedrock of Lab’s philanthropy efforts, the Fund for Lab provides the Schools with funds that allow us to continue to invest in the people and programs that are at the heart of the Lab experience.

The Fund for Lab supports all of Lab's core programs, making an immediate and real difference in the lives of students, families, and teachers. Every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact. These gifts make an immediate and lasting impact to ensure that Lab continues to thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help?

You can help set an example by making your gift early. We welcome your involvement in helping to spread the word to your fellow parents, alumni, and friends about the importance of supporting the Fund for Lab. If you are interested in sharing your time to volunteer for the Fund for Lab, please reach out:

Office of Alumni Relations and Development
Belfield West, Suite N104
773-702-0578
development@ucls.uchicago.edu

I have given to the Parents Fund or the Alumni Fund for years, is the Fund for Lab something different?

The Fund for Lab is an evolution of the Parents Fund and the Alumni Fund and supports all areas of the Schools from financial aid to curriculum to professional development to co-curricular activities. We are one community. One Lab. One Fund.

Can University faculty and staff make gifts through payroll deduction?

Yes. Download and fill out the payroll deduction form here.

Can my company match my gift?

It is possible that your company offers a matching gift program. Talk with your HR representative about your company’s matching gift process. You may also check this database for companies with matching gift opportunities here.

How is the Fund for Lab different from Senior Class Scholarship?

Senior Class Scholarship raises money for an endowed scholarship fund, named in honor of the graduating class. The Class of 2022 Scholarship will be endowed after raising at least $100,000 and will provide a partial scholarship for a deserving U-High student. All senior parents, students, family, and friends will be invited to contribute to this cause, which their seniors will support and steward for years to come. While parents of seniors are welcome to make a donation to the Fund for Lab, this is an important year for senior families, and we hope they will be inspired to honor their graduate with a generous contribution to the class scholarship.

Does a gift to the Fund for Lab count towards Lab’s recognition societies?

Yes. Any gift to Lab helps to build your qualification towards a recognition society and its benefits. Learn more about our donor community here.