Annual Fund

September 2017

Dear Families:

We would like to welcome all of the students and families to The Founders Academy.  I hope that the year has started strong for all of our students! Founders is kicking off the 4th Annual Fund Drive! We have two goals this year:

The first goal is to raise $50,000
The second goal is to have 100% Founders’ families donation participation!

Goal 1:  Raise $50,000 for the School’s Annual Fund
The Annual Fund was established to help bridge 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 that attends.  The annual campaign runs from September 2017 to June 2018.  The average cost to educate a child in New Hampshire is $15,033.  Charter schools are funded at $6,922 per child, or 46% of the average, when compared to local public schools.  Therefore, Founders relies heavily on parent support and donations to meet its annual expenses.  Your donation will allow our students to receive an exceptional education and help close the gap between the Per Pupil Aid and actual costs.    

Goal 2:  Get 100% Founders’ Family Participation
This fall, the school welcomed many additional students to the school!  The growth that the school has made in four years is astounding.  This continued growth can only be possible if all families of the Founders community pledge to support the Annual Fund.   The school has The Founders Academy President’s Club, which is a pledge form outlining commitment levels.  See attached.   On average, most families pledged to support the school with a donation of $500.00.  Donations may be made monthly, a one time donation, or any amount and manner that works best for your family. As a public charter school, it is important that the Annual Fund receive support by 100% of its families!  This 100% commitment by all Founders’ families will open the school grant opportunities that are unavailable without high levels of participation from our families and Board of Trustee members. This qualification will enable the school to reach otherwise, untapped resources and grant money, and provide more opportunities to its students.  We understand some families are not able to contribute the average, but ask everyone to donate an amount that is possible for your family.

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.

New Hampshire authorizes charter schools for a five year period. Founders will begin this process shortly. We would like to demonstrate the commitment of our families and Board of Trustees' members with 100% participation in the Annual Fund. Every amount will benefit the school and we ask everyone to participate with an amount you are comfortable donating.

Please consider supporting the Annual Fund this year to support the school in achieving its two goals.  We will continue to be in touch with the Founders' community again to provide an update on the campaign’s progress. Please contact or with any questions.  Thank you in advance for your help!
Maureen Mooney
Dean of School

Download the Annual Pledge Form

Donations are always welcome!
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