The Carlmont Academic Foundation Board is pleased to announce that thanks to the extended Carlmont community of parents, alumni, community members, matching gift companies and local businesses, in the 2015-16 fiscal year CAF raised $537,423, breaking the $500,000 mark for the first time! This record amount, almost $100,000 more than CAF’s earlier record, supports programs that help your student be ready in the classroom and ready for life.

april_headshotCAF raises funds to improve the education of every student at Carlmont. The funds raised in 2015-16 supported 14 additional class sections. This kept class sizes in check while providing essential and innovative curriculum choices. Additionally, CAF supported Carlmont teachers by funding cross-department collaboration and essential classroom supplies. With some of the additional funds raised, the hours of the college and career administrator were increased to full-time, providing essential support to our students as they prepare for college and career.

CAF would like to thank Oracle Corporation for its long-time support of Carlmont with its grant for STEAM programs like biotechnology, robotics and digital arts. Also, our parents secured matching grants from their companies that totaled $46,840, a new record amount.

CAF was honored to be included in the estate plans of Robert Likes, a member of Carlmont High School’s first graduating class. His $26,000 bequest will be used to enhance the school’s science department. We were told that Mr. Likes appreciated Carlmont for many reasons, but most especially for giving him the opportunity to study subjects he really enjoyed.

Just like Mr. Likes, we want our students to be able to take those classes that spark their creativity or make them want to learn more about math or science or English. Fundraising must continue for us to maintain excellent programs for our students. This year’s goal is to reach $550,000, which is attainable with the support of our generous community. Please consider making a donation. CAF’s suggested ask is $1,000 per student, which can be paid as a one-time gift or in ten monthly installments of $100.

Thank you for your generosity. We appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

April Carlson
President