FOSA Annual Fund

2017-18 ANNUAL FUND

In addition to our other fundraisers, FOSA conducts a pledge drive throughout each school year called the Annual Fund. We simply ask you to pledge an amount that you can donate in one payment or in installments. FOSA is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The goal for this year's annual fund is $30,000.


Why donate? For the kids of course!

Our commitment and high standards have kept Stone Scholastic Academy recognized as a Level 1+ by Chicago Public Schools for the last several years. The excellent arts and enrichment programs at Stone go well beyond the reaches of Illinois State funding. Your generous gift provides the financial support needed to continue our excellent art residencies at each grade level, and help cover the costs of supplemental academic and athletic programs. All funds raised ensure that these programs are offered to all students at no cost to them. These programs promote literacy, cultural awareness, and contribute to the educational, physical, and emotional development of our children.

Great schools don’t just happen. They are created and nurtured by active, generous communities. Make your gift as large as you can, but no amount is too small, and every dollar counts! Remember, you can make your gift in installments—just indicate your preferred increment on the pledge form.

Become part of our Eagle Society. Donate $300 or more to be part of The Eagle Society–the FOSA Annual Fund Major Donors Program. Members of The Eagle Society giving $300 or more receive special recognition at school and an invitation to a members’ event. Families giving $500 or more will also receive family sponsorship listing on the Jog-A-Thon t-shirt and children will be included in an ice cream party.


Matching Gifts Program

At this time, more than 4000 companies in the United States offer matching gifts to encourage their employees to donate to qualified non-profits.  There are some companies that will provide matching funds to support their employees’ volunteer hours.  Most matching gift programs donate a dollar for every dollar their employee donates.  Some will double or triple the amount given by their employee.  It is worth checking with your company to see if they are one of those.


How do I get started?

Check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if they match employee donations, and if Stone Academy, or Friends of Stone Academy*, is eligible.  Either they will provide you with a paper form to fill out, or they will give you instructions to apply online and print out the form.  Put the completed form in an envelope with your gift and send it to school in an envelope marked FOSA. We will confirm your gift for your company and submit the paperwork required.