Annual Appeal

The Achieve Foundation appreciates the fact that 80% of its funds comes from the local community. Achieve’s annual fundraising appeal rallies support for its programs, which help foster equal educational opportunities for all SOMSD students. In addition to volunteer tutors, educator grants and fellowships, and new technology, the foundation also pilots programs that are later adopted by the school district (e.g., Computer Assisted Design, Robotics and Beyond the Bell after school enrichment). We thank all the local residents, businesses, and organizations that contribute generously to Achieve’s general fund.

The Honor Roll of Sustaining Gifts

Some loyal donors make substantial three-year pledges by joining Achieve’s Honor Roll. This initiative sustains Achieve’s annual programs by guaranteeing a reserve of anticipated funds, allowing the Achieve Board of Trustees to invest in new endeavors. Honor Roll donors pledge to make a gift for three consecutive years at one of the following levels:

Honors – $1, 000 to $2,499; High Honors – $2,500 to $4,999; Principal’s List – $5,000 to $9,999; Cum Laude – $10,000 to $14,999; Valedictorian – $15,000 & up

Pledges may be made in one payment or in installments determined by the donor. To join Achieve’s Honor Roll, please complete this form. To learn more, please click here


The Achieve Foundation gratefully acknowledges the vital support of our 2018-19 Honor Roll Donors

Buena Chilstrom

Patti Coleman

Sara and Scott D’Andrea

The Danziger Family

Beth and Paul Daugherty

Donna and Michael Grohman

Karen and Jim Hilton

Mila and Neil Jasey

Bernadette Aulestia and Kristian Lynch

Lauren and David Meisels

Jean Campbell and Patrick Morrissy

Deborah Prinz and Larry Neher

Eileen and Tom Neri

Team Nicoletti-Burtt

The Peacock Family

Claire and Harold Reilly

Kathryn and James Reilly

Mary Beth and John Scherer

Lindsay and Philip Scott

The Strugger Family

Susan and Allan Young


Become Part of the Honor Roll