Education Foundation membership drive is success for District 206The 2nd annual 206 Club membership drive in support of the Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation brought both success and many new members.
The 2nd annual 206 Club membership drive in support of the Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation brought both success and many new members.
The inaugural pledge drive resulted in 98 charter memberships and now membership is approaching 200 – raising more than $40,000 for the foundation.
The 206 Club is a donor club that allows individual members (single or couple) to make a $206 annual contribution in support of the Education Foundation. 206 Club corporate sponsorships are also available at varying contribution levels.
206 Club membership is open to anyone at anytime. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
According to Foundation officials, 206 Club contributions help to financially support annual innovative teaching grants in the areas of early literacy, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The capstone activity to the membership drive is the annual “Jeans & Jewels” event. This event is designed to show appreciation to 206 Club donors and raise awareness of the work the foundation does in support of teacher grants.
More than 150 people attended the October 9 event at Carlos Creek Winery. This year’s theme was a “Paint the Town Ruby Red” backyard barbeque. The evening’s events included hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, hayrides around the vineyard, a bonfire and jewelry prize drawings.
The Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation is a qualified 501 (c) (3) non-profit. For more information, contact Susan Scarborough, chair – Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation, (320) 762-3310 extension 4271, or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.