Catch The Spirit
Welcome to our fan club. We love Andover schools and with you—Andover school parents, teachers and staff, alumni and members of the business community—we’re dedicated to a progressive platform of giving that raises as many private dollars for the district as possible.
Few school districts in our nation enjoy the reputation our schools merit for academic, athletic and extracurricular excellence. Fewer still are known to have the vital connectedness this district has fostered. We hear it in the roar of a full stadium of raving supporters. We see it in the classroom with teachers setting the highest bar possible for contagious learning. We experience it on the sidelines with invested corporate sponsors and parents who are present in every aspect of student life.
We support it all. The Foundation for Andover Schools, formerly Andover Advantage Foundation, was established in 1997 to give Andover students exceptional educational opportunities and ensure a margin of excellence. We’ve never lost that calling and with the groundswell of support we have received on behalf of Andover schools, we can now do more than we ever imagined. Today, our expanded giving platform includes high-value districtwide projects in addition to teacher grants.
It’s clear from all the evidence before us. When you give to The Foundation for Andover Schools, you make a lifetime difference.
The teacher grants are a very important and loved piece for teachers. We are able to add things to our classrooms that our personal or building budgets just don’t allow.
With teacher classroom and team budgets declining most years, this Foundation has been the only reason many programs and materials have been available for our students. Without this Foundation, many of the project-based learning opportunities would not happen as well. Teacher budgets, when available, are for consumable-type materials such as office supplies, nametags, posters, etc. The Foundation provides materials that students can use year after year.
Grants have been awarded based on the innovation and commitment of the teacher. It’s not about income or who gives the most money, but about what the teacher wants to use in the classroom to make a difference for students.
The buildup…was always exciting, regardless of the results. The students passed along the word when the awards caravan entered the school and hoped their teacher was a recipient…The impact of our last grant will continue on, and with proper care last beyond my presence here at this school.
Enhance financial resources. Invest in the educational futures of our children. Support the talents of the district and our community to ensure excellence in education.