Donations & Fundraising
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 email@example.com.
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.
2020 Topgolf Chip & Sip Fundraiser
We wish to thank all of our supporters for their continued support during this challenging time.
For more information, visit aristoiclassical.org/topgolf/
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.
Year End Appeal
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.
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 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
Aristoi Classical Academy
5610 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77493
**Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Business Office during school hours.**