ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
In June 2007, The Langston Foundation was incorporated as a South Carolina non-profit corporation. We are a tax-exempt 501c3 corporation and are registered as a charitable organization in good standing with the South Carolina Secretary of State. Stated most basically, the Langston Foundation serves as the private-fundraising arm of Langston Charter Middle School and exists solely for its benefit and betterment.
To exclusively support the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Langston Charter Middle School by providing financial support and facilities. The Langston Foundation works to elevate community awareness of Langston Charter Middle School and to raise funds to meet the operational and capital needs of the school. The Capital Fund campaign relies primarily on donations from Langston families that directly benefit from LCMS, as well as corporate matching gifts, fundraising efforts, corporate sponsorship, and other fundraising activities.
The Greenville County School District spends, on average, over $12,100 per student per year, including facility funding, compared to just over $5,300 per year that Langston Charter Middle School receives. This funding disparity is due to the fact that in SC, the state law does not provide facility or transportation funding to charter schools. LCMS has to provide its building and all operating costs out of per pupil funding. Additional fundraising and financial support has been essential as a means of supplementing the budget and getting the necessary support into the classroom.
Langston Foundation Board
The Langston Foundation, Inc. is managed by a Board of Directors of community volunteers. We are grateful to our board members who generously devote their time and talents: