Every dollar you invest provides a return on your investment.

To join us and invest in education, please contact Fran Carruthers, Vice President of Development, at 919.780.5207.

Your gifts make the following possible:

  1. A constantly improving educational experience for all children – As we align classroom instruction with business needs, education becomes more relevant and rigorous for students. Once graduated, students are prepared for college or career.
  2. A better educated workforce and a healthy economy – A healthy school system graduates individuals who are able to succeed in their jobs from day one. In addition, excellent schools attract the best and the brightest talent to the Triangle.
  3. A strong community of citizens – Excellent schools and a healthy economy lead to a strong community where citizens can live, work, and play.


  • $25,000 – engages 20 teachers in professional development in problem-based learning and STEM immersion experiences through our SummerSTEM program
  • $10,000 – increases community awareness of WAKE Up and Read initiative and the need to read with young children every day to increase school readiness and long-term success
  • $5,000 – provides 100 Family Literacy Toolkits through our Family Literacy Initiative for use in homes of children with literacy needs
  • $3,000 – provides awards at our World Café event enabling three schools to invest in resources for innovative STEM projects
  • $1,000 – provides a Teacher Innovation Grant to a Wake County Public School System educator for use in his/her classroom