To donate by check:
Please print a School Gift and Pledge Card found HERE and mail it to 271 Twin Buttes Ave. Durango, CO 81301, or you may bring a check along with a School Gift and Pledge Card to the main office on our campus.
More donation information:
Support An Osprey Program
Learn more about our Support An Osprey Program here
Public Charter Schools do not have access to the same funding that traditional public schools receive. We rely on the annual support and generosity of parents, extended family, faculty, staff, corporations, and businesses to provide the finest possible education for our students.
Why Donate to Animas High School?
Since Animas High School’s inception, the Annual Gift Campaign (Fall Friendraiser and Parent Letter) has been the cornerstone of our Fund development.
The challenge we face as a public charter school is that every year we must use a significant portion of our state funding, or Per Pupil Revenue (PPR) to pay for our facilities. As a result, AHS classrooms operate on less funding than those of traditional public schools, whose facilities are funded separately from classroom operations. We rely on the annual support and generosity of parents, extended family, faculty, staff, corporations, and the business community to bridge this gap.
We are asking for 100% participation from all of our families in our Annual Giving Campaign. We understand that every household’s financial situation is different, but we would like EVERY family’s support to meet this goal. Your gift will enable our school to continue to provide the finest possible college preparatory education for all of our students.
All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS.
All gifts will be acknowledged on our Donor Recognition Board.
Please join us in supporting this important campaign. In doing so you will honor the vision upon which we will continue to provide the finest possible college preparatory education for all of our students.
Ways to Contribute
- Cash gifts can be given in a variety of ways-by check, credit card, or electronic funds transfer. You can give securely ONLINE today. You may also download a pledge form and send in your donation to: Animas High School, 271 Twin Buttes Ave. Durango, CO 81301 or drop it off at our main office.
- Matching gift programs may be available through your employer-doubling, even tripling your investment to Animas High School. Check with your human resources department.
- Gifts of appreciated assets/stocks/bonds: You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for one year or more to Animas High School. For more information on gifting stocks, as well as other appreciated assets, contact our Finance Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 247-2474.
- IRA Distributions can be gifted to Animas High School to reduce your income taxes. Contact your accountant for specific information and advice on making this type of donation.
- Gifts in Kind are non-monetary items with tangible value. They include, but are not limited to art, books, equipment, computers, software, furniture, office items, construction or landscaping materials, and donated professional services. Contact email@example.com for more information.
All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS.
Ways to Contribute at No Additional Cost to You!
1. Amazon Smile
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to contribute to AHS every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to AHS.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Animas High School to receive the donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
Can I change my charity?
Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
2. Social Transactions
Social Transactions (STRX) allows you to do online shopping and generate a small donation to Animas High School with every transaction you make! By installing it on your browser, STRX will facilitate the donation at no additional cost to you!
To get started, click on www.animashighschool.com and there is a link for Social Transactions on the left side of the home page.
- STRX will detect your browser and offer the right install process (compatible with Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer)
- It should be very EASY to install and will not disrupt your internet speed or connection.
- Your information is totally PRIVATE and NOT shared.
- If you have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Walker at 970-759-1277
3. City Market Value Cards
City Market has revamped their value card program, and in order for AHS to be the recipient, you must enroll online at www.citymarketcommunityrewards.com. If you click on “Enroll Now” it will prompt you to log into your value card account. If you do not have one, you will need to set one up in order to participate.
4. Office Depot Rebate
If you buy any supplies, 5% of your purchase will be given to AHS IF you mention AHS at checkout every time you shop at Office Depot.