Donations & Fundraising

Ways to Give
Technology & Curriculum Fund 
Technology & Curriculum Fund

 

Aristoi Classical Academy is committed to meeting the needs of students in the Greater Houston Area. We take this responsibility very seriously, offering support, guidance and an opportunity to bring a sense of normalcy to the lives of our students who are not able to come to school and continue their education in the presence of their teachers. We are facing historic circumstances, but together we’ll work to thrive as a school community. In order to meet the growing needs, Aristoi has created the Technology & Curriculum Fund to help students continue their classical education at home. The fund will help teachers by providing IT support and equipment and will help the school purchase supplies needed urgently while our physical classrooms are inaccessible to students.

 

Teachers and staff have been working diligently to transition their classical curriculum to online learning platforms to continue to serve the nearly 1,000 students that depend on us. A survey went out to parents in which we asked for details on the needs of their children to be able to continue their classical education through online classes. An overwhelming number of families are in need of IT support and equipment to fully participate in classical education at a distance. We are working diligently and quickly to purchase and dispense software tools to these families.

 

We have heard from many of our families and supporters that they would like to help those students who don't have access or resources to the items they need to continue their education through distance learning. If you would like to support the needs of our students, please donate to our Technology & Curriculum Fund or contact our Development Director, Natalie DeJong at ndejong@aristoiclassical.org.

 

This fund is being created to help children. Your philanthropy makes a real and lasting impact on the lives of Aristoi students. Thank you for your support.

Volunteering your time is a big investment. Earlier this year, Independent Sector released the 2019 value of volunteer time at $25.43 per hour! This dollar amount along with keeping a log of hours volunteered helps other organizations understand the incredible contributions that volunteers make here at Aristoi.
 
Some companies will also match hours their employees make with actual cash donations! 
 
For on-campus volunteers, please log your hours on the laptop provided at the end of each shift.
 
Volunteers can also log their hours from home by visiting www.aristoiclassical.org/volunteer/.
 
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for yourself or a group, please contact Natalie DeJong at ndejong@aristoiclassical.org
Amazon Smile
  1. Sign into smile.amazon.com
  2. Go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select Aristoi Classical Academy as your charitable organization

When you select Aristoi as your charity of choice and shop through smile.amazon.com link, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Aristoi Classical Academy.

 
 
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You must link your card every year starting August 1
 

Link your Kroger Card

  1. Create a digital account at www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards
  2. Link your card to Aristoi Classical Academy, Organization Number: YF671
 
Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
 

As a donor, you may be able to double your contribution to Aristoi with the help of your employer. Employee Matching Gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Some companies may also give grants or gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts.


Guidelines and amounts vary with each company. Check with your Human Resources department, check to see if your company is on this list, or contact Natalie DeJong for more information about matching gifts.

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. You can designate Aristoi as a beneficiary of your estate, 401(k), insurance policy or other planned account. Planned giving is a way to support Aristoi by enabling philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts than they would make from ordinary income. Some planned gifts provide life-long income to the recipient. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charities and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or maximize the benefit to the donor’s estate. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away.


If you are considering a planned gift or would like more information about making a planned gift, please contact Natalie DeJong.

FAQs 

Aristoi Classical Academy is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, EIN: 76-0495959. All gifts that are directly donated to Aristoi and support the mission of Aristoi Classical Academy are deductible to the full extent allowable by law. 

As a charter school, Aristoi Classical Academy receives funding from the state under a formula that pays the school an amount per pupil based on average daily attendance. This amount is, on average, $3,000 less per pupil than the amount paid to the neighboring Independent School Districts. Additionally, charter schools are not allowed to fund facilities through taxpayer approved bonds; consequently, charters must pay for all spending (including for facilities).


Aristoi utilizes resources to deliver the very best classical education to students that would not otherwise have access to this level of academic rigor and character development.


Supporting education and the development of our youth is important to all of us, and our success depends on your support.


Gifts to Aristoi help make up the difference between state and federal funding and the actual cost of educating our students.

 

 Aristoi earned a 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency. By adding information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and vision, we are highlighting the difference we help to make in the world. Check out our updated profile
on GuideStar: https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/8195873

 

Forms and Attachments
Help us expand and improve our campus to better serve the children of the Greater Houston Area!  
 
Donate now at aristoiclassical.org/give/ or email or mail a completed donation form to the Business Office. 
 
Thank you in advance for your continued support.

DONATIONS:
 
Checks should be made out to: 

Aristoi Classical Academy
5610 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77493

**Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Business Office during school hours.**    



Please direct all questions and/or concerns regarding donations, corporate giving, and grants to:
Natalie DeJong, Development Director 
Telephone: (281) 574-6177