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 three 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 inquire about joining Achieve’s Honor Roll, please click here


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

Buena Chilstrom

Patti Coleman

Sara & Scott D’Andrea

The Danziger Family

Beth & Paul Daugherty

Karen & Jim Hilton

Mila & Neil Jasey

Bernadette Aulestia & Kristian Lynch

Jean Campbell & Patrick Morrissy

Deborah Prinz & Larry Neher

Eileen & Tom Neri

Team Nicoletti-Burtt

The Peacock Family

Claire & Harold Reilly

Kathryn & James Reilly

Lindsay & Philip Scott

The Strugger Family

Become Part of the Honor Roll