NH Charter schools are funded at only 50% of traditional public schools. NH funds its charter schools at one of the lowest rates in the country.
Birches Academy is dedicated to offering the highest quality education in teaching today’s children for tomorrow by utilizing technology, flexible, out-of-the-box concepts and challenging each student at their own learning level.
However, without sufficient funding, we need to do more with less.
We are reaching out the community to ask for your help. We are offering you or your company the opportunity to help us plant the seeds of learning while creating roots in our neighborhood. There are many ways for you to help us.
The Annual Fund is an ongoing initiative of The Foundation of Birches Academy, which seeks monetary contributions of all sizes in order to provide sustaining funds for The Birches Academy. Here are some helpful FAQs for the Annual Fund:
What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund Campaign is a critical component of The Foundation’s ongoing fundraising efforts for growth & sustainability for The Birches Academy. The Annual Fund is an opportunity for parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, & businesses to give the necessary financial support to our school. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds to ensure The Birches can meet its annual budgetary needs, and to continue to provide additional learning resources for our students & teachers.
What does our Annual Fund Campaign Support?
Your dollar supports
Smaller student/teacher ratio, providing individualized learning environment for every student.
Bridges the gap between the $6,597 we receive from the state and what it costs to educate a child
Funds our enrichment programs, Art, Music, Spanish & Physical Education
Sustainability for the future
How much should my family give?
That is a personal decision. Achieving 100% participation is crucial, deciding the giving level that is right for your family and donating to the Annual Fund is most important. Th Birches Academy is a public, tuition-free school, & contributions are no way required. Please give as generously as you can.
How do I give? Can I pay in installments? What are my options?
Make a one time donation or make a pledge now & give later
Gifts by cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Online giving is available through the “Donate Now” button
Join the Monthly Momentum Club by making scheduled monthly payments.To set up monthly, weekly or other payments, please use our online donation page.
Is my donation tax deductible?
YES! Any funds that are given to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible. Thank you letters for tax-filling purposes are sent to all donors after the campaign.
Will my company match my gift?
Very possibly! Many companies match employees’ gifts to eligible non profits. This can double and sometime triple your donation! We have many companies that our in our matching program. Contact your human resources for your company’s policy.
Monthly Momentum Club
Giving made easy!
The MMC is a simple & convenient way for donors to make their gift to the Foundation of Birches Academy’s Annual Fund in regular monthly contributions.
Convenience, no need to remember to send in a check.
Spread your gift out over the course of the year. Small reoccurring gifts are easier to budget for.
Your recurring donation is secure and flexible. Choose the amount you wish to give each month.
Change or cancel your pledge at anytime.
Double your gift! If your employer has a Company Match program don’t forget to sign up.
And as always your donation to Birches Academy Annual Fund is 100% tax deductible.
JOIN TODAY and receive a Birches Academy car magnet and be entered into our monthly drawing of a gift certificate to a local establishment or iTunes gift card. Go to www.birchesacademy.org and click “Donate Now” to join.
Won’t you become a Monthly Momentum Club member today?
The Giving Tree
Be a part of Birches history! Each lead on our community tree is a testament to your dedication to education and the students at Birches Academy. You can dedicate your leaf to a family member or have your company or family name engraved. We will proudly display it in our entry for all to see.
As we are a non-profit, public school, your generous donation is also tax-deductible. Please contact us today to help make a difference for many tomorrow. To make a donation, please contact us at Foundation@BirchesAcademy.org
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
You can now donate to the Foundation of Birches Academy through iGive. After using an iGive link to the store’s website, you shop as you normally would. There are no extra steps, no iGive notifications when making payments. The donations happen behind the scenes. Check out our school’s link at iGive Foundation of Birches Academy
You can purchase custom keepsakes from Artsonia featuring your child’s artwork. Best of all, The Birches Academy’s art program receives 20% of all purchases. These proceeds go towards art supplies and new technology for the classroom. Log into www.artsonia.com
In an effort to becoming a Green Ribbon School, Birches Academy is partnering with MightyNest for a healthy fundraiser.
Looking for back-to-school items? Try MightyNest’s Healthy Waste-Free Lunch Gear. Practical, waste-free lunch products, with 15% of every purchase going back to Birches! Items get shipped directly to the customer, so please share this fundraiser with ALL of your family and friends on Facebook, sports teams, etc.
Use this link to gear up now: http://mightynest.com/fundraiser/birches
Sign up for the Birches Academy Healthy Living Newsletter! You’ll learn how to participate in the fundraiser and receive helpful tips and articles on healthy living. It just takes a minute, and every sign-up automatically earns $1 for our school.