In 1976, to honor founding headmistress Jennie Warren Prentiss and those who have kept her vision alive, Laurel School created the Prentiss Society. Annual membership in the Prentiss Society begins with a gift of $1,896 to celebrate Laurel's founding year.
As a Prentiss Society Member, you are demonstrating your belief in Laurel, its mission and the promise of every Laurel girl. Through your investment, Laurel girls find their voices and gain confidence. They are encouraged to take risks, are motivated to become critical and creative thinkers and are inspired to find their passion…their purpose.

Natalie N. Linsalata ’06, Associate, Sterling Partners, Chicago, IL | Prentiss Society Member

"My Laurel experience undoubtedly shaped the person I am today. The school’s unmatched resources established a foundation of analytical, creative and critical thinking skills. The tight-knit community of students, teachers and families provided a support system that empowered me to take risks and develop as an independent thinker. Most importantly, Laurel’s expectation that each student speak up, ask questions, and challenge the status quo, instilled in me the confidence to tackle challenges and to pursue my aspirations."

Prentiss Society Member-Only Event

We look forward to the opportunity to recognize you and to show our appreciation for your leadership gift to Laurel School at this special member-only annual event. Details to come!

Prentiss Society Membership Levels

Prentiss Founder
$1,896-$2,499
Prentiss Patron:
$2,500-$4,999
Prentiss Benefactor:
$5,000-$9,999
Prentiss Guardian:
$10,000-$14,999
Prentiss Investor:
$15,000-$19,999
Prentiss Shareholder:
$20,000-$29,999
Prentiss Torchbearer:
$30,000 or more

Your leadership gift maintains and enhances our reputation for excellence in educating girls by supporting:
The Laurel Fund follows the school's fiscal year, July 1 to June 30. For your convenience, you may make your gift online with a credit card. Please see the Giving to Laurel page, for other ways to give (securities, by phone and by mail).

Laurel News

© 2018 Laurel School. All Rights Reserved.