The Cavalier Fund 2017-2018 is Atlanta Classical Academy’s first-ever annual fund, and our goal is to raise $216,000 with 100% participation by the last day of school (May 25). We are excited to begin this new fund to support our students inside and outside of the classroom, and we need your help. Let’s achieve our goals and demonstrate the strength of our community and our collective dedication to the Atlanta Classical mission. That gives us three weeks (15 school days) to finish strong!
To date, we have gifts and pledges of $127,326.15, with 36% overall participation, including 56% faculty and staff participation. Thank you to our families, faculty and staff who have already donated so generously! Help us encourage the rest of our fellow Cavaliers to join us in the campaign. We can do this!
Help us reach 100% participation by making your pledge or gift for pledges TODAY, but no later than Friday, May 25, 2018, with all Cavalier Fund pledges paid in full by the close of our fiscal year, June 30, 2018.Donate online by credit card or by cash or check to the school. Download your pledge forms here:
All Cavalier Fund donors receive this awesome new weatherproof Cavalier Fund 2017-18 sticker for cars, coolers, laptops, water bottles or wherever you want to telegraph your Cavalier Fund support!
The Cavalier Fund provides unrestricted resources to help every student thrive, including support for athletics, fine arts, technology, development and communications, orientation, community events, financial aid, and more. This annual fund will run concurrent with our school year annually, so the Cavalier Fund 2018-19 will kick off with the start of the school year in August.
On the Shoulders of Giants Capital Campaign
Separate but parallel to our annual fund, On the Shoulders of Giants is a long-term capital campaign to prepare our school for an enduring K-12 campus. Phase One runs through May, 2018 and seeks to raise $420,000 to fund the upper school expansion to 12th grade this summer. Phase Two runs through May, 2019, seeking $800,000 to fund much-needed HVAC infrastructure renovations in our existing north and south buildings. Both endeavors will help create a proper learning environment for our students to reach their potential and develop into intelligent, virtuous citizens.
We seek two-year pledges to reach our combined $1,220,000 Giants goal for Phases One and Two by May, 2019. To-date we have received $779,085.40 in pledges and gifts, with $356,650.61 paid as of April 19. It is pivotal that our donors who have pledged toward Phase One pay their pledges by May 30, so that we may begin construction on the upper school expansion in June.
Faculty/Staff Recognition 2017-18 Deadline: May 20
Make your gifts by May 20 to be eligible for our new Faculty/Staff Recognition program, which allows you to honor a faculty or staff member anonymously with your 2017-18 gift. Learn more about this wonderful way to express your gratitude to the faculty and staff who make our school so special.
Why We Fundraise
Atlanta Classical Academy is an open-enrollment, tuition-free, public charter school open to all students residing in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) district, operating under a three-way charter agreement with APS and Georgia’s Department of Education. Through this charter agreement, APS provides per-pupil revenue (PPR) to Atlanta Classical at an amount equivalent to approximately 65 percent of the total funding the district spends per student at a traditional public school. We operate “bell-to- bell” on this per-pupil public revenue. Like many of our peer schools, Atlanta Classical seeks to raise additional outside capital from our school families, community friends, corporations, and foundations to support supplementary programming (Cavalier Fund) and facilities needs (capital campaigns) that cannot be funded with public revenue.
Please contact Frost Osborne in the development office with any questions or call 404.369.3500. Thank you for supporting our beloved school!