2020 Annual Fund Drive

Founders Acadmey
2020 Annual Fund Drive

September 16, 2020

Dear Friends and Family of The Founders Academy,

As we embark upon our seventh school year and my first as Dean of School, Founders Academy continues to develop leaders who understand and apply the lessons of the past, demonstrate exceptional character and lead by example. Knowing that your student and family are invested in our mission and vision, I am writing today to ask for your support of our "Bridge the Gap" Annual Fund Drive.

The Founders Academy is free and open to all students who reside in the State of New Hampshire. We do not receive any tax dollars from sending school districts. New Hampshire charter schools are funded at a rate of approximately $7,100 per student while the average cost to educate a child in our state is $15,865.26. I’m reaching out today to ask for your help to bridge that gap. 

The Bridge the Gap Annual Fund gives The Founders Academy the flexibility to use unrestricted funds to address our most pressing needs. Growing our annual fund each year allows us to thrive and achieve greater financial stability. This fund directly supports academic, extracurriculars for students, equipment and software upgrades, facility improvements, strategic planning, as well as faculty salaries and professional development.

This school year, I’m asking each Founders Academy Family to make a donation of at least $20 to the Bridge the Gap Annual Fund. The goal is to raise $18,000 through all donations and fundraisers with 100% participation during the 2020-2021 school year.

Your participation in this fund shows our students that you want what’s best for them, it shows our teachers and staff that we value their expertise, it shows our community that we are committed, and it tells our investors that we are dedicated to the mission and vision of The Founders Academy. 

The Founders Academy Bridge the Gap Annual Fund is a critical component of the schools continued growth and development. 

Donations of $25 or more will be recognized on our Founders Academy Presidents Club Mural in the school lobby as follows:

FOUNDERS' FRIENDS ($25 - $499)
LINCOLN LEVEL ($500 - $999) 
ROOSEVELT LEVEL ($1,000 - $2,999) 
JEFFERSON LEVEL ($3,000 - $4,999)

Your donation may be broken up into monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or one lump sum. Several local and national companies offer matching funds, so please inquire with your employer to see if it's offered. All donations are tax deductible and The Founders Academy will issue a donation receipt with a tax ID number. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Forsyth at [email protected]

Your donation to our annual fund will make a very real and important difference to all students at The Founders Academy, and collectively we'll achieve our yearly goal. Thank you in advance for your participation and support of The Founders Academy.

Dean Hayes

Secure credit card payments can be made online:

Checks can be mailed to The Founders Academy, 5 Perimeter Road, Manchester, NH 03103.
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