Give every year. Make a difference every day.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School is entering its 20th year of providing an innovative, ambitious, and enthusiastic single-gender education to students from all across the Seattle area. Together with our families, members of the wider Seattle community have embraced the L-Dub vision and understand that financial support is essential if we are to fulfill our mission well into the future.

Every year a cohort of L-Dub students enters Seattle’s high schools knowing that they have the tools, the academic confidence, and sense of purpose to fuel their success. Their curiosity and confidence is infectious and helps to ignite, shape, and inspire their peers in and out of the classroom.

Your support makes an immediate impact on programs, scholarships, faculty retention, and all of the resources necessary for L-Dub to be the exciting and supportive learning environment it is.

Please contact our Director of Institutional Advancement, Becky O'Boyle P'12, if you would like to learn more about Advancement efforts at LWGMS.

LWGMS holds two fundraisers each year – the Fuerza Fund in the fall, and the gala in the spring. The Fuerza Fund supports operations and the gala raises financial aid funds exclusively. These two events bookend the school year and are intended to bring both fun and funds to our community.

The Fuerza (Annual) Fund

An independent school relies upon the generosity of its families, alumnae, parents of alumnae, trustees, grandparents, and friends to provide an exceptional program and environment for its students. Named after the school mascot – Fuerza – LWGMS’s Annual Fund is called The Fuerza Fund. Many of the enhancements and unique programs provided at our school are a result of each year’s Fuerza Fund. Annual giving allows us to offer an empowering education while keeping tuition affordable.

Annual Gala

Each spring an annual gala is held to celebrate L-Dub and support the financial aid fund, separate from the Fuerza Fund. The gala features auctions, speakers, entertainment, and much more.


Learn more about the value of your gifts of time, talent, and treasure in this great guide for parents from The National Association of Independent Schools.