The Achieve Foundation must raise about $300,000 every year to support its wide range of programs, and 80 percent of our donations come from the local community. We rely on contributions from $5 to $50,000 to reach our goals. Contribute to a specific grant or program, or to our general fund, today and every day of the year.

Complete the Chromebook Cart

To increase accessibility to the required technology and close this digital divide, the District has developed a program to lend Chromebooks and wireless hotspots to students through the school guidance department and library/media center. Please help raise enough money to fund the purchase of an additional 7 Chromebooks and accessories, the number needed to “Complete the Chromebook Cart” at Columbia.

Honor Your Teacher

Teachers agree that heartfelt expressions of thanks are the best gifts they receive from their students at the end of the year or anytime. Through the Achieve’s Honor Your Teacher and Staff tributes, families can send children’s messages of appreciation to teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, crossing guards – any staff member in any SO/M school. For a donation of $5 or more each, Achieve prints students’ sentiments on tasteful cards and delivers them to the recipients. Proceeds support Achieve’s Teacher Grants. (Send tributes for birthdays, graduations, etc. They make great class gifts!) 2 easy ways to order tributes: ORDER ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD. PRINT A FORM (ONE FOR EACH TRIBUTE) AND MAIL WITH A CHECK.

CHS Auditorium Restoration

The Achieve Foundation raised more than $450,000 in donations and pledges to turn the school district’s renovation of Columbia High School’s historic auditorium into a full restoration. Achieve’s funds paid for period lighting, expert restoration of architectural details and upgrades to the sound booth, which exceeded the limits of the school’s capital budget. The restored 1927 auditorium, which reopened in 2014, adds enormous value to performing arts education in the district and, as one of the largest venues in the area, serves as a community hub. Seats in the auditorium are still available for donors to dedicate in honor or memory of a friend, teacher or family member.