Eighty percent of Achieve’s support comes from local families and businesses. Your tax-free donation to the Annual Appeal will help Achieve continue to help ensure that all children have equal access to every learning opportunity
The Achieve Foundation provides funds to South Orange/Maplewood educators for grants for innovative projects and fellowships for professional development.
Annual Funding Cycle:
Teacher Grants: October 28 application deadline for grants awarded in December for spring projects. Direct Grant Funding: Donors contribute to Teacher Grant projects of their choice December-January. Administrator Grants: April deadline – grants awarded in May. Riecke Teaching Fellowships: April deadline for summertime fellowships.
For its biggest annual fundraiser, Achieve calls out to hosts from the local community to hold parties, all on (or close to) the first Saturday of March. Hosts choose the kind of party that’s right for them and invite their friends and neighbors. 100 Dinners guests make a donation to the Achieve Foundation to benefit all of Achieve’s programs. Families and businesses can also lend support as event sponsors.
Every November and December, the local community demonstrates its unwavering commitment to outstanding, cutting-edge public education for all children in the School District of South Orange and Maplewood by supporting Achieve’s an annual giving campaign. Donors give generously, including some who join Achieve’s Honor Roll by pledging $1,000 or more per year for three consecutive years.
Vanessa Pollock and her husband, Broadway actor Charlie Pollock, established a fund with the Achieve Foundation to expand opportunities for music education for all students in the SO/M Schools. To raise the needed funds, they, and the Pollock Properties Group host free concerts featuring “Charlie Pollock and Friends.”
The whole family is invited to a free Holiday Concert on Friday, December 7 at Columbia High School at 7:30 PM.