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.

Update
Last updated 3/24/2020
 
Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, and the restrictions currently in place by the City of Houston and Harris County regarding public events, the 2020 Topgolf Chip & Sip fundraiser is postponed until further notice.  
 
The event’s date and location will be announced in the near future, and information will be found at www.aristoiclassical.org.
We wish to thank all of our supporters for their continued support during this challenging time. 
For more information, visit aristoiclassical.org/topgolf/ 
 
For more information, visit aristoiclassical.org/topgolf/ 
 
 
A look back at last year's event
2019 Topgolf
In 2019 more than 140 people attended the inaugural Topgolf Chip & Sip event which raised more than $80,000 - with all proceeds directly benefiting the student and teachers.
 
Before the event took place, students and staff sold raffle tickets for amazing prizes such as gift cards and a tablet! Students and staff were given incentives for selling tickets including casual dress days. Avery M. sold the most tickets and received two great prizes: the opportunity to pie Mr. Watson in the face and an Aristoi jacket from Brammer’s. Lydia J. sold the most tickets out of any high school student and received a new pair of shoes, courtesy of Coach Davis, and Grayson H. sold the most tickets out of any Elementary student and had the opportunity to pie Mr. Boling in the face. 

During the event,  Arstoi Champions were able to contribute directly towards funding the mission and donating directly towards projects that were specifically requested by the teachers and administration. In all, $10,000 was raised for laptops, $5,000 was raised for the Upper School Library, $3,000 was raised for teacher computers, $1,000 was raised for magnetic classroom whiteboards, $200 was raised for teacher professional development, and $100 was raised for recess equipment. The remaining money that was raised went towards completing the Morton Road Campus.
 
To learn about sponsoring and marketing benefits associated with this event, call Natalie DeJong at (281) 574-6177. 
Thank you for supporting our Year End Appeal. Because of you, we were able to raise more than $20,000 before the end of 2019, exceeding our goal! Funds were raised to purchase new copy machines and soundproof the Griffin Center cafeteria. 
 
The passion and support of people like you keeps us going and we hope we make you proud with how we pay these funds forward to benefit local students who rely on your generosity so they can access the very best in classical education.
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
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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 Katy Independent School District. 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 Katy, Texas and West Houston! 
 
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