Annual Fund Drive December 2019

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November, 2019


RE:  Annual Fund 2019-2020

 

Dear Families:


Greetings!   Founders' sixth year is moving along just like its character theme of the year "move forward."   During this month known for Thanksgiving, Founders respectfully asks that you consider giving to this year's Annual Fund.    


  1. What is the Annual Fund?   The Annual Fund was established to help close the gap between the school’s operational costs (i.e., academic supplies, utility costs, lease, etc.) and those funds paid by the state for each student.  Charter schools are funded at $7,188.00 per child, or 45% of the average, when compared to local public schools. Since the average cost to educate a child in New Hampshire is $15,865.26, Founders depends on parent support and donations to meet its annual expenses including salaries, facility repairs, employee health insurance, and other operational costs.  

  1. Who can help?   Each year, we welcome more and more new families to our community.   As a public charter school, it is important that the Annual Fund receive support by 100% of its families.  We ask everyone to donate what you can to the school as no gift is too small or too large. 

  1. How can we donate?   Donations may be made monthly or one time in any amount and manner that works best for your family.  Checks can be made to "The Founders Academy" or payments can be made online through PayPal at this link. The Annual Pledge Form is below. See form below.  

  1. Does Founders accept matching funds?  Many employers offer a matching contribution for employee donations made to non-profits. In many instances this will double the donation made by the family.  For more information on this opportunity, please contact Christine Nassiopoulos ( Christine.Nassiopoulos@tfanh.org ).

  1. What is the Founders Academy Presidents Club?  In the school's front foyer is a mural dedicated to the Presidents Club.   The mural was designed and painted by a Founders' Senior student last summer.  This mural lists the names of Annual Fund contributors by commitment level. This year's levels are as follows:


FOUNDERS' FRIENDS ($25 - $499)

LINCOLN LEVEL ($500 - $999)

ROOSEVELT LEVEL ($1,000 - $2,999) 

JEFFERSON LEVEL ($3,000 - $4,999)


WASHINGTON LEVEL ($5,000 +)


  


  1. Why Give to Founders?  The Founders Academy Public Charter School was created by its founders to offer a classical education in grades 6-12 centered on its mission of character building, U.S. History, leadership, and liberty.  Founders is unique among charter schools. A reminder of this noble mission is the stencil above our main entryway which reads: "Through the doors walk the leaders of the future. . .  the guardians of our liberty."  To preserve our mission and our school, it is critical that we raise monies to defray annual costs.  

The entire Founders' community thanks you, in this season of Thanksgiving, for considering a donation to this year's Annual Fund.  Founders considers it an honor and privilege to educate "future leaders."  Thank you in advance for your much needed help!
Sincerely,
Maureen Mooney
Dean of School


ANNUAL FUND PLEDGE FORM.pdf

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