Langston Foundation

Langston Foundation

The Langston Foundation

Langston Charter Middle School continues to educate our students with the core values established by our founders: Lisa Stevens, Tammy Hill, Toni Malpass, Tink Baker, Dale Brubaker, Rachel McCanless and the late Ramon Ashy.  Their dedication to affect change in public middle school education, and our commitment to academic excellence are what have helped make our school a success.

The Langston Foundation exists to raise funds to meet the capital needs of the school and to elevate community awareness of Langston Charter Middle School.  It is up to each charter school to finance the purchase of its building.  Through direct donations from our families, corporate matching gifts, fundraising efforts, corporate sponsorship and other activities, the Langston Foundation helps fund campus improvements, technological purchases, and mortgage debt.  This past school year, these sources of funds added up to over $213,000, mainly from Langston parents! 

Incredible things are possible when we join together and everyone helps to do their part.  If every Langston family were to give $60 to $100 per month per child, or a minimum of $700 per year per student, we would be well on our way.  Langston exists because a dedicated group of parents and teachers took an enormous risk in 2005 to establish what we all know is the best middle school in Greenville!  We are the ones who now must carry the torch and ensure Langston is here for the next group of very lucky students.

Your tax-deductible contribution to the Langston Foundation is one of the most important gifts you can give to make a difference for our children and future generations of Langston students.  Donations can be made with a one-time annual check, a monthly ongoing bank draft or a PayPal charge to a credit card.  We gratefully thank each and every family who have in the past, and who continue now, to support Langston Charter Middle School.

Langston couldn’t do it without you!

Alison Thompson
Director of Development

1950 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC  29607 


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 $13,000 per student per year, including facility funding, compared to just over $5,800 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.

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: 

  • Berra Byrd
  • Ashley Coppins
  • Stephanie Estrada
  • Allison Farr
  • Brian McKay
  • Alison Thompson

Business Partners & Supporters

Let our supporters know you’re part of our Langston Family. Visit their websites by clicking on logos.

Matching Companies

A matching gift program is a corporate sponsored benefit that can double or even triple your gift to Langston Foundation. Listed below are just a few companies that match their employees’ charitable contributions. Check with your Human Resources Office to find out if your company has a matching gift program. If your gift qualifies, please obtain a matching gift form from your employer to send along with your contribution.

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • 3M
  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Aetna
  • AIG
  • Allstate
  • American Express
  • American International Group
  • Amgen Foundation
  • Anheuser Busch
  • ARCO
  • Argonaut Group, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of California
  • Bank of the West
  • Barclays Capital
  • Bechtel Group
  • BOC Gases
  • BP
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • CarMax
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Chevron
  • Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Cliff Bar & Company
  • Clorox Company
  • Coca Cola Company
  • Corbis
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Countrywide Financial
  • CSX
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Dell Corporation
  • Deutsche Bank Americas
  • Diageo North America
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Duke Energy
  • eBay
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Esurance Inc.
  • ExxonMobil
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fluor Corp.
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Future Brands LLC
  • Gannett
  • GAP
  • General Electric
  • General Mills Corporation
  • General Re Corporation
  • Genetech, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GTE Corporation
  • Heffernan Group
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Home Depot
  • Honeywell
  • HSBC Philanthropic Programs
  • Hubbell Lighting
  • IBM
  • Ingersoll-Rand
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • John Hancock Life Insurance Co.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
  • Kelloggs Company
  • Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
  • Levi Strauss
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • ManuLife Financial
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group
  • MasterCard International
  • McDonalds Corporation
  • McGraw-Hill Companies
  • McKesson
  • Merrill Lynch & Company
  • Met Life
  • Microsoft
  • Milliken & Company
  • MMC
  • Morgan Keegan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Motorola Inc.
  • National Semiconductor Corp.
  • Nike
  • Nintendo North America
  • Northern Trust Company
  • Northwestern Mutual Life
  • Nuveen Investments, Inc.
  • Oppenheimer Funds
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Palm, Inc.
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PG&E Corporation
  • Philip Morris Companies Inc.
  • Phoenix Companies
  • PIMCO Foundation
  • Piper Jaffray Companies
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Providian Bancorp
  • Prudential Financial
  • Quaker Oats
  • Reebok
  • Rexnord Industries
  • SanDisk
  • Santa Fe Pacific
  • Sealed Air Corp – Cryovac
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Shortel
  • Smith Barney
  • Sony Corporation of America
  • St. Paul Travelers
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • State Farm Insurance Company
  • Sun California Edison
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc.
  • SunTrust
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Time Warner Inc.
  • Transamerica Financial
  • Tyco
  • UBS Wealth Management US
  • Unilever
  • Union Bank of California
  • Union Pacific Corporation
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • United Technologies
  • Unum Corporation
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Verizon Wireless
  • VISA International
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Yahoo!

The Langston Foundation was incorporated as a South Carolina non-profit corporation in June 2007.  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.