To fulfill our mission and prepare our students for college, career, and a fulfilling future, we need your help. Gifts of any size make a difference. You can impact the lives of thousands of children by making a donation today.
As a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization, contributions to Aspire Public Schools Foundation are tax-deductible. Donations can be made directly to Aspire classrooms or to the Aspire Public Schools Foundation as an organization.
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Aspire Public Schools Foundation
1001 22nd Avenue, Ste 100
Oakland, CA 94606
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Aspire’s Financial Model
Charter Schools are public schools, and we receive both state and federal funding primarily on a per-pupil basis in order to operate.
As charter schools, we do not have access to the same facilities or facilities funding as do traditional public schools. Therefore, we have to pay for our facility costs out of our general operating funds.
100% of fully-enrolled Aspire schools are “financially sustainable” on the public dollar, meaning they require no philanthropic supplement to their public funding in order to operate.
Aspire operates both a Home Office in Oakland and Regional Offices in order to provide critical, scalable supports to all 38 schools simultaneously–across instructional program design, college initiatives, teammate effectiveness, technology, human resources, facilities, operations, finance, fundraising, and more. 13% of Aspire’s public funding is allocated to Home and Regional Office operations.
Our success would not be possible without the generous financial donations of individuals and foundations.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR SUPPORTERS
One of the keys to creating change in public schools is the support of generous donors. Aspire Public Schools Foundation would like to thank all who donate their time, energy, services and financial support in the 2019-2020 school year to make College for Certain a reality for our scholars, including:
Charter School Growth Fund
Silicon Schools Fund
Beth and Michael Hunkapiller
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Leslie and George Hume
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Patty Quillin and Reed Hastings
Richard and Theresa Crocker
Steven Merrill and Katie Budge
The Big D Foundation
The Green Foundation
Tipping Point Community
DIRECTORS: $10,000 – $99,999
Charles and Karen Couric
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Families in Action for Quality Education
Irene S. Scully Family Foundation
Jim and Bonnie Quigley
Jonathan and Kimberly Garfinkel
Joseph Drown Foundation
Joyce and Robert Wisner
Kay Hong and Jamie MacQuarrie
Ken and Kathy Hao
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Lene and Steve Joy
Rogers Family Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Warren Felson and Lucy Sun
Warriors Community Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
William Zimmerman Family Foundation
ACHIEVERS: $1,001 – $9,999
Brian and Molly Auld
Chian Gong and Adrian Graham
Ed and Nancy Conner
Jerome and Mary Vascellaro
Kathleen and Richard Hoertkorn
Kathryn and Jon Goulding
Kevin and Allison Leslie
Mr. Robert Lister
Oakland Public Education Fund
Paritosh and Nisha Somani
Parul and Ahutosh Somani
Phyllis and Fritz Grupe
Sean and Alisha Griffey
Stifel, Nicolaus, and Company
Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
FRIENDS: Up to $1,000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services
Elise and Sayed Darwish
Felicity B Taubman
Gordon and Tina Strause
Law Office of Young, Minney & Corr, LLP
Max and Melissa Polaner
NewSchools Venture Fund
Peter Paul Masigan
Pooneet & Aditi Goel
Sean and Loran Loosli
Sir or Madam
A Special Thank You to The Chamberlin Family Foundation for Contributing to Aspire in Other Significant Ways