The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation, Inc. Grant Committee awarded $19,500 for requests submitted by faculty and staff for the 2022-23 school year. Grants were awarded in all four schools for academics, technology, sports, arts and special education. Among the grants awarded were: High School – Boys’ Lacrosse Jackets; DNA Analysis Equipment, Concert Chorale Trip to NYC, Dance Team uniforms; Middle School – BPO Holiday field trip, Drama Club Costumes, Tiger Treasures Clothing Racks, Lending Library; Smallwood Elementary – Furniture to support inclusion classroom; Windermere Elementary – Field trips to Science Museum, Zoo and a Double Decker City Bus Tour.
The grants are fully funded by generous alumni donations, an annual Golf Outing (this year’s is July 27, 2023) and other fund raisers. Grants are awarded for programs that are not funded by the school district budget and are selected based on the most students that will be positively affected.
The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation, Inc. has awarded over $200,000 in grants over the past 20 years. For more information or if you wish to donate, please visit our website www.amherstalumni.org.