Donations & Fundraising


Ways to Support

 
Be a Monthly Donor 

We are so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for Aristoi Classical Academy through the years. At a time when things may feel uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about classical education.

Being a monthly donor is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to support Aristoi's students and teachers as we adapt to ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19. While all of us are facing great challenges at this time, we hope that you can find some peace knowing that your donations will go directly to supporting Aristoi students and staff because of your generosity.
 
 
Support Year-End Giving
 
Year-End Appeal
 
Thank you for your support of the 2021 Year-End Appeal! More than $30,000 was raised to support a tuition-free classical education that is available for all! 
 
2022 Year-End Giving starts November 29, 2022. 
 
 
Matching Gifts
 

Matching Gifts

 

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.

 

If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 76-0495959.

 

What have Year-End Appeal funds been used for in the past and how much money has been raised? 

The tradition of raising money during the last part of the calendar year began in 2018 when parents and community members were asked to give to provide for campus items that were desperately needed. The goal was to raise $15,000 which would go towards a transportation van for Aristoi's Upper School, and mounting projectors, and an outdoor classroom at the Aristoi Katy Elementary School. The goal was reached and today, students and teachers are still enjoying the support given by so many. 
 
In 2019, the goal to raise $20,000 was met allowing for the purchase of soundproofing in the Katy Upper School cafeteria and the installation of new copiers and printers at the Aristoi Katy Elementary School. 
 
Donors and supporters of the 2020 campaign raised more than $37,000, exceeding our $30,000 goal. Funds raised through this campaign went directly towards safety features such as security cameras on campus and various training for students, teachers, and parents.  Keeping our campuses safe allows students to look forward to being in an encouraging environment that provides a disciplined culture of excellence. This environment fosters intellectual curiosity through a partnership with the students, their parents, and the community.
 
Help us expand and improve our campus to better serve the children of the Greater Houston Area! Thank you in advance for your continued support.  

 
Annual Fundraiser 
 
Brenda and Jeff Davidson
 
Your support exceeded our expectations! More than $156,000 was raised and more than 400 people attended the Annual Fundraiser: 25 Year Celebration Dinner, honoring Brenda Davidson. We are amazed and proud of our Aristoi community coming together and supporting classical education in such a significant way. All of the proceeds directly benefit the students and teachers at Aristoi Classical Academy.
 
Save-the-date of March 31, 2023 for the Griffin Gala!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volunteer
 
 
Volunteering your time is a big investment. Earlier this year, Independent Sector released the 2022 value of volunteer time at $29.95 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! 
 
Volunteers should log their hours after every shift at www.aristoiclassical.org/volunteer/ or by clicking the button below.
 
Awards will be given at the June 2023 School Board Meeting for volunteers in the following categories: 
    • The organization that logged the most hours
    • District Office Volunteer that logged the most hours
    • Aristoi Elementary - Katy Volunteer that logged the most hours
    • Aristoi Upper School - Katy Volunteer that logged the most hours
    • Aristoi Cypress Volunteer that logged the most hours
    • Student that logged the most hours
 
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for yourself or a group, please contact Natalie DeJong at [email protected]
 
 

Shop with our partners

 
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.
 
AFW Gives Back
Mention Aristoi Classical Academy at the time of purchase and Aristoi will receive 2% back as a donation from AFW! Purchases in the store, over the phone, or online all count! 
  • Mention Aristoi Classical Academy or ID: ACAKTX at the time of purchase for rewards

 

 

Planned Giving


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.

 


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Is my gift tax-deductible? 

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. 

 

 

Why give to Aristoi? 

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

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Please direct all questions and or concerns regarding donations, corporate giving, and grants to Natalie DeJong at (281) 574-6177.