Furthering The Cause

Children, Community, Collaboration, and Contributions are at the Heart of OUR ATHENA!

CHILDREN: please support the children now at Athena Academy, and those who will attend in subsequent years, by making a generous donation.

COMMUNITY: with their best interest in our minds and hearts, we’re a strong community focused on students’ academic and social-emotional success.

COLLABORATION: teachers, staff, specialists, moms, dads, grandparents, extended family, students, board members, and friends of the school collaborate closely to achieve optimum outcomes for each child.

CONTRIBUTIONS: to provide an exceptional and enriched education for our young learners, the school relies on annual donations.

Your charitable gift supports constantly improving academic programs, professional development for teachers, competitive faculty salaries and benefits, and financial aid so that no child who needs Athena is lost.

Did you know 100% of our Board, teachers, and staff donate every year? Your participation is so important and the amount raised genuinely helps.

You can double or triple your donation with corporate matching! Please check with your employer about matching gifts.

*New!* All recurring and corporate matching donors will receive a special thank you gift. That’s how important these types of gifts are!

Our Purpose

Athena Academy is dedicated to improving the learning process for dyslexic students everywhere by researching, documenting, disseminating, and advancing innovative, replicable, evidence-based strategies that allow dyslexic students to enjoy learning, master course content, and achieve academic success.

This work begins in our school for children with dyslexia. Our research and innovation will help advance the field of dyslexia education. We collaborate with other schools to determine best practices. We disseminate information about our methods and best practices in teaching as widely as possible.

Athena Academy is concerned about more than our own students, too. We care about all dyslexic children. There are 11 million children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old with dyslexia, and very few receive the education they need. As a result, these children lose confidence in themselves and their abilities. Their considerable talents are then lost to all of us.

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Your Donation Matters

Your donation supports Athena Academy’s mission to help dyslexic learners!  Your charitable contributions help us:

  • provide a constantly improving academic environment with new tools for learning, engaging projects, and interesting enrichment activities.
  • hire, train, and retain the best teachers for dyslexic learners. It requires $10,000 or more to train a new teacher, plus it’s essential to offer ongoing professional development.
  • expand our ability to offer financial aid. Tuition can be out of reach for many families in need of the school. We aspire to a diverse student body to demonstrate our program’s effectiveness for the widest possible range of dyslexic students.

We are a tax-exempt nonprofit 501C3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please donate now to Athena Academy to support our truly important work. Thank you!

Ways of Giving

Online Giving

Make a one time or recurring gift by clicking on the “Donate” link below. We accept all major credit cards.

Recurring monthly gifts are billed to a credit card you choose on a date you choose. It’s an easy way for you to make a bigger investment in education!

Matching Gifts

You can easily double or even triple your contribution by taking advantage of corporate matching. To see if your company matches gifts click here.

Checks

Checks should be made payable to Athena Academy and mailed to: 525 San Antonio Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, or dropped off at the office during regular hours. Please write "donation" in the memo section on the check.

Pledge to Give

A pledge demonstrates that you intend to make (a) donation(s) on (a) convenient date(s) for you. It gives you complete flexibility to make one or more payments for any amount you choose. Families will be counted in the school’s Participation Per Cent total when your pledge is made.

Stock/Securities

Do you own marketable securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that have appreciated in value and you’re ready to sell? If you have owned the securities for at least one year, you can donate them to us and earn a tax-deductible donation equal to the full current market value. You won’t pay capital gains taxes on the appreciation over your basis price. If this giving option works for you and your family, please contact your financial adviser for advice specific to your situation, then contact Director of Development,  Sandra Gresham.

Athena Academy Stock Transfer Instructions 2017-18

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is a donation from your estate. It is a lasting legacy on behalf of the students we serve. Planned gifts can be simple bequests, transfers of cash or securities, a percent remainder of your estate, or your designating Athena Academy as the beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy. For more information or sample bequest language, please contact Director of Development, Sandra Gresham.

If you have included Athena Academy in your estate plans, please let us know so we can thank you and be certain we understand your wishes.

Athena Academy is a not for profit 501-C3 organization, EIN # 45-2885305.

All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.