Educational Excellence, Community, Diversity

Building a school and growing a dream!

It's all for our children...

Charter schools are born of heart, vision, belief, and the power of ingenuity. They are the little educational engines that could. Fundraising is the fuel that keeps this engine running. This is where the true pioneering spirit of the mission digs deep, delves into resources, and finds a way to turn idealism into realism.



Why does The City School need additional funding?

As a public school, The City School does receive some funding from state and local sources; however, charter schools receive less public money, per student, than traditional public schools.  This gap plus additional facilities and other costs determine the amount that we need to fundraise, and a suggested donation of $3000 per family will ensure that City can meet this revenue shortfall and continue to succeed. Annual Giving through this tax deductible donation helps close this gap and is critical to our mission.  

Annual Giving helps us to:

  • Maintain small class size (16-25 students).
  • Hire and retain great teachers.
  • Offer a variety of experiential, curriculum-based field trips.
  • Offer more than 30 electives and majors per semester.
  • Support and expand academic and extra-curricular programs.
  • Install and maintain effective technology for the classroom.

Our Annual Giving goal is to have 100% family participation and to raise over $250,000! We are asking $3,000 that can be allocated through a variety of payment options.  All we ask is that you give what you can.  We will need everyone’s participation to reach goal. 

There are two ways to make your donation:

1.)    You can make a single payment or a recurring payment over 10 months by clicking this link.  By making your payment online, we save valuable office staff time by not having to input the information. 

2.)    You can download this form if you would like to make a payment by check or if you would like us to charge your credit card for one of the payment options noted on the form.

Our success depends on the generosity of our community that are invested in improving public education in our state, supporting choice in education, and, ultimately, sharing our belief that all children deserve the best education possible.

The Annual Giving Campaign (in early fall) has finished, but it is never too late to give. Thank you in advance for supporting The City School.

Matching Gift Programs

Corporate matching gift programs are a great way to double or triple the impact of your annual pledge.   Simply ask your Human Resources Department for a Matching Gift Form and return it to The City School front office.  The front office can provide documentation regarding our 501 (c) (3) status.


All checks should be made payable to "City Charter School."  Please deliver (with a complete donation form), to the front office.

City Charter School is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID# 45-1347085.  Your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.