The L.A.C.E. Institute is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization designed specifically to support the development and life-matriculation of young girls.

The mission of the Institute is to provide young girls with Life Currency, the tools that will help mold them into leaders, inventors, philosophers, and academicians.

The Institute enrolls students who are bright, curious, motivated, and show strong academic and personal promise. The successful student embraces our progressive curriculum and thrives on the connections made between experiential learning and the world.  The Institute prepares students to be progressive independent thinkers.  Institute students gain a strong sense of self and purpose, and graduates continue on to become leaders in their respective fields.

As an institution and as individuals, we value courage, commitment, strong character, integrity, and servanthood. We are committed to positive thinking, ingenuity, and forward movement.

Our instruction will operate to distinguish Institute students from their peers and provide them with a significant advantage in employment and social fronts.  It is our hope that the confidence our girls exude, will breed confidence in others and encourage them to follow the paths our students lay.  We further hope to create permanent systemic changes in our students' communities through student instruction, parental cooperation, and community involvement. 

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YOUR HELP IS ESSENTIAL! Since 2006 the L.A.C.E. Institute has worked to provide time, space, educational programming, and events for young girls at critical moments in their development. Thanks to the help of countless friends, patrons, and companies over the past few years, we've strengthened our programs and outreach but there's still much more to be done.  Your gift - no matter the size - is paramount to our success. With your help, we will continue and expand our work of supporting the excellence and development of girls. The L.A.C.E. Institute is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Financial Support
  • Donations Online:  Click the Donate button to your right to make a donation through our secure online donation service.
  • By mail:  Print and complete the Gift Donation Form and mail it to:

L.A.C.E. Institute, P.O. Box 66812, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70896
 (Checks should be made payable to L.A.C.E. Institute)
  • Matching Gifts:  Many companies match their employees' contributions to nonprofit organizations like the Institute, doubling or tripling the impact of their support. Find out if your company matches gifts.  If your company does matches donations, please be sure to check the appropriate box on the Gift Donation Form and complete the necessary forms your organization provides to you. When the matching gift arrives, we'll be able to link this gift directly to you!  If your company is on the list, it should tell you whether their program includes retirees and allow you to print out the forms to submit to your company. If your employer is not on the list, you can also check with your human resources department to learn about your company's matching gift program.
In-Kind Support
L.A.C.E. welcomes and relies on in-kind donations for its success. In-kind donations help us reduce our operating costs and provide important necessities to the girls we serve. If you or your organization would like to donate any of the items listed as a tax deductible donation, please email us at info@laceinstitute.org or contact our director of Institutional Advancement at 225-435-9308.

Our current WISH LIST includes:
    • Frequent flyer miles
    • Meeting Space
    • Facilities planning services
    • Photographer or Digital Camera
    • Video Camera
    • Transportation
    • Professional printing services
    • Accounting & auditing services
    • School supplies, including backpacks
    • Basic care packages
    • Tea sets
    • Dining sets
    • Gift cards from Lowe's, Target, Amazon.com, Home Depot, or Office Depot



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"When you educate a girl you educate the
next generation!" - J. Wood