Little Flower Academy is an independent school. The exceptional school experience that our students know is based heavily on the generous gifts we receive, both to enrich the day-to-day experience and to deliver all of our capital improvements. There is no "other" funding from parishes, the Archdiocese or the Sisters of St. Ann. We raised more than $730,000 in philanthropic support. Annual giving, capital gifts and endowment support are critical to the young women at LFA receiving a truly extraordinary Catholic, girls' education: arguably one of the best in our country.
Gifts are immediately invested in the programs, resources and opportunities that make an LFA education so exceptional. This year they've also been integral to our COVID safety response across campus. Gifts this year of nearly $440,000 have provided the resources that make each girl’s experience both safe and rewarding.
Plans to modernize our beautiful campus and give today's young women the tools for an empowered tomorrow are in the works. In anticipation, our community has seeded nearly $170,000 to see us through the early stages of planning for a generational change in our campus. The LFA Foundation also received more than $85,000 in endowment fund commitments this year. The LFA Foundation now manages approximately $1.85 million for the benefit of today's students. The Foundation is excited to also serve future generations of young women seeking an exceptional, all girls' education in our community.
Walkathon and Viva Las Vegas
This year's Walkathon raised a little over $55,000. The efforts of our students contribute to their own education and reinforce an understanding of community ownership. With the global pandemic turning our world upside-down, The Parents' Auxiliary was very disappointed to cancel their Viva Las Vegas event for a second year in a row. Finger crossed they can move forward next year with this community-favourite event.