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.

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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 each of 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 2022-23 Honor Roll Donors

Andy and Elliot Berndt

Patti Coleman

The Danziger Family

Beth and Paul Daugherty

Donna and Michael Grohman

John and Jillian Hamer

Karen and Jim Hilton

Paul and Rebecca Horan

Mila and Neil Jasey

Emily and Dean Kameros

Luqman-Pasinosky Family

Lauren and David Meisels

Lance Morrow and Kathie Reilly

Susan Pendleton and Timothy Gill 

Deborah Prinz and Larry Neher

Fred and Susan Profeta

Kathryn and James Reilly

Mary Beth and John Scherer

Lindsay and Philip Scott

Susan and Allan Young

Become Part of the Honor Roll