Ways to Give

Volunteer      Donate to the LaGuardia PA appeal          Donate to a specific studio



One of the most important activities of the LaGuardia Arts Parents Association is the development and implementation of fundraising activities and special events that support our children and the school. There are so many ways to help and so many opportunities to become a part of the LaGuardia community. Stay tuned for announcements on 2021–22 fundraising and all the ways to be involved!


Give Your Time

LaGuardia counts on volunteers to help out at auditions, freshman orientation, graduation, and the many performances and events throughout the year. It’s fun, entertaining and rewarding and you’ll get to meet other parents at LaGuardia!


Fill out the and let us know what you’re interested in (hospitality, food and beverage, communications, ticket sales, transportation, communications, etc.).


Give a Donation

In addition to supporting our annual Gala and Silent Auction events, please also consider making a gift to the general Annual LaGuardia PA Appeal, or one of the individual Studio Appeals.


LaGuardia PA Appeal

Public school budgets continue to be cut and continue to affect LaGuardia students. The LaGuardia PA Appeal donations are used to fund school projects that that would not exist without your help. These are the types of things that the LaGuardia PA Appeal funds.

• Graphing calculators, extra textbooks, a computer cart and computer, science lab equipment and supplies—just to name a few items.

• Funding for the college office and college fairs. Assisting students who need help with college application fees, testing fees, and other related college application costs.

• The audition process that allows LaGuardia to find the most talented and academically gifted students from all five boroughs in New York City.

• Daily planners for each student.

• Supplemental money for athletics. The PA was able to help our LaGuardia athletic department with repair or replacement of old equipment.

Donate to the LaGuardia PA appeal!

Studio Appeal

In addition to the LaGuardia PA Appeal, every LaGuardia family is also asked to contribute to their child’s individual studio by making a Studio Donation (to Art, Dance, Drama, Music, or Technical Theatre). The Studio Appeal is for donations that go directly to support your child’s studio needs.

• Whether it’s ballet slippers, a trombone, paint brushes, or nuts and bolts for a new set, our school is unique and requires equipment and supplies other schools just don’t. The Studio Appeal helps provide our students with what is necessary for them to excel in each studio discipline.

• Studio donations are completely voluntary—they are not dues. And we appreciate every penny we get.

Donate to a specific studio!

Support LaG Fundraising Events


Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a day we prepare for months ahead—and we get a little help to wring the most from each donation. Every dollar given during the day impacts our school twice as much with matching gifts.

This year YOU made all the difference! LaGuardia Families exceeded our goal for Giving Tuesday, making a wonderful start to our fundraising season.

We were overjoyed by your generosity, which helped us raise a total of $13,300 on FaceBook in one night for our general PA funds and contributions continue with our Annual Appeal and Studio Appeals.

A BIG thank you to everyone who donated to specific DonorsChoose projects on Giving Tuesday. Between the LaGuardia community and DonorsChoose matching grants, we fully funded five projects for Ms. Fischer, Ms. Lin, Mrs. McGoey, Mr. Pagan, and Mr. Rahman!

Silent Auction

Our Auction is designed to help raise funds to support ALL studios and programs at LaGuardia Arts High School. This year’s auction was a huge success. We are thrilled to have raised $58,734. See “What’s New at LaGuardia” for more details about this special event.


Every year, LaGuardia presents a Gala benefit to raise money for the school—and to give students the opportunity to perform alongside industry professionals. For 2020, the event moved from our standard Broadway theme, to an online tribute commemorating the 40th anniversary of the movie Fame, which is all about our amazing high school. Students present and past shared their incredible talents by singing or playing songs from the movie, dancing to its numbers, or creating art and animation celebrating our wonderful programs. All this, in the company of creator (and Father Fame scholarship sponsor) David De Silva and very special guest artists associated with the film. The Parents Association and LaGuardia Alumni & Friends co-sponsored this year's event. See “What’s New at LaGuardia” for more details about this event and its airing on WNET Group’s ALL ARTS TV CHANNEL. On-Demand 24/7 streaming begins June 4th.

More Ways to Donate

Donors Choose

This partnership makes it easy for anyone to help a LaGuardia Arts classroom in need. Our teachers create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.

Give through Donors Choose


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