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.
Honor Your Teacher (or Anyone!)
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 tribute program, families can send children’s messages of appreciation to teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, crossing guards – any staff member in any SO/M school.
Tributes also make great expressions of gratitude or sympathy for any recipient. Send them for birthdays, graduations, thank yous, get well notes, or any occasion.
For a donation of $5 or more each ($10 minimum order), Achieve will print your sentiments on tasteful note cards and deliver them to the honorees. [NB: teacher tributes will be sent via email during school closure due to Covid-19.]
There are 2 easy ways to order tributes: ORDER ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD OR PRINT A FORM (ONE FOR EACH TRIBUTE) AND MAIL IN 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.
Complete the Chromebook Cart
To increase accessibility to the required technology and close the digital divide at Columbia High School, the District developed a program to lend Chromebooks and wireless hotspots to students through the school guidance department and library/media center. Achieve was proud to partner with the SOMSD to fund the Chromebook Cart loaner program at CHS in the spring of 2019.