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Support The Academy

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  • Donate to our Annual Fund

    Visitors to The Academy and new members of the community, be they new families or new teachers, often remark on two things: that there is something kind of magical about the environment, and that there is an  uncommon generosity and openness about the students. Building knowledge collaboratively, including self-knowledge, both requires and begets generosity. The Academy is so grateful to the families, trustees, faculty and employees, grandparents, and friends of the school who have given generously to ensure that The Academy can continue to cultivate and nurture generous minds. 

    The Academy’s Annual Fund exists to bridge the gap between tuition and the full cost of an Academy education and to ensure stability through unforeseen challenges. The fund supports financial assistance, professional development, site security, enrichment opportunities, and helps keep the cost of tuition lower overall. 

    Gifts to The Elmwood Academy dba The Academy are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Elmwood Academy is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our Federal Tax ID is: EIN: 47-1433197

    Ways to give: 
    • Checks and pledges may be dropped off at the front office or mailed to: 

      The Academy School 
      2722 Benvenue Ave
      Berkeley, CA

    • Use the link below to donate by credit card.
    • Employer matching: As part of their community investment programs, many employers offer matching gifts for charitable contributions by employees, which is a wonderful way to double or even triple the impact of a donation. Inquire at your company to see if this is available. 
    • To give securities or stock, to arrange a bank transfer, or to give through a donor advised fund or bequest, your best contact is our Business Manager Parsa Afkham pafkham@theacademyschool.org 
    If you have any questions, please contact Cecee Penney, our Head of School, by email at cpenney@theacademyschool.org or by phone at 510-549-0605.