Countdown to 2023: Ten Days of Giving

This season, make SACS part of your giving plans. Give the gift of arts, athletics, and academics and help our students REACH for College. Building on the momentum from #GivingTuesday, we invite you to participate in our Ten Days of Giving as we Countdown to 2023.

Our goal is to raise $7,500 before the new year. We are excited to share that we are kicking off this campaign with a $2,500 matching gift.  Now is the chance to double your impact.

These gifts to our Annual Fund enable us to sustain and expand the academic, social-emotional, and college counseling support our students need to ensure that they can succeed in the school they deserve. A free public school, with award-winning academics, enriching arts, and championship athletics.

Our sincerest thanks to all those who gave on #GivingTuesday. Your donation directly supports the important work of making a positive difference in our students’ lives, every day. Now, let’s end the year strong! 

Salem Academy provides a safe and supportive community where students can thrive. In addition to rigorous academics, we focus on providing opportunities where students can connect with each other and explore their passions beyond the classroom, be it athletics, the arts, or STEM. Your donation provides crucial resources needed to support our students as they REACH for College. Here are some of the program areas your donations support, all year, every year:

1:1 technology; engaging, diverse curriculum; dedicated, talented faculty. Your support provides the resources need to attract and retain a high-quality faculty and staff and provide them with the tools they need to help students thrive academically.


Social-Emotional Learning
As we continue to recover from the impact of the pandemic, social-emotional support for students continues to be a major priority. Your support provides crucial mental health resources for our school community.


All students participate in a Service-Learning course. Through addressing real-world problems and collaborating with community partners, students develop the civic awareness, dispositions, and skills necessary to be a proactive citizen of strong character. Donations on Giving Tuesday support our 6-12 Service-Learning program.


Arts, Athletics, & Extracurriculars
We offer more than 30 different clubs, sports programs and other extracurricular activities for all students, with no user fees. These opportunities provide important resources for students to connect with each other, explore their passions, develop important life-long skills, and shine outside of the classroom. Your support allows us to continue to provide a robust offering of extracurricular activities and elective courses to students.

What does our Annual Fund support? Our Annual Fund at Salem Academy supports all areas of the school including academic opportunities, facilities, extracurricular activities and more! Your gift to Salem Academy ensures that we are able to provide a rigorous college prep program for our students.

Do I have to make a gift of a certain amount to participate?
Absolutely not! Donations come in all sizes. In fact, the majority of our donations are less than $50! Remember, many of our partners look at our giving participation more than the amount given when they consider their contributions. Even if your gift is $5 it adds to our participation number which we work hard to ensure is 100% among faculty, staff, board and families.

Can my gift be recurring?
Yes, by committing to a recurring gift, you join a group of donors who sustain our work through consistent and reliable giving, increasing your impact with no extra work for you! While the option is available online, please contact the development office to ensure this is set up properly.

Can I pay in installments?
Yes, larger gifts can be broken up and processed automatically on the schedule of your choosing. Please contact the development office to ensure processing.

Does my donation count toward the matching gift?
If there is a matching gift, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar until the match is met!

How to Give:

  • Check: Please send checks (payable to Salem Academy Charter School Foundation) to the Development Office, Salem Academy Charter School, 45 Congress St. Salem, MA 01970
  • Online: Use the link on this page to make a gift.
  • Matching Gift: Corporate matching gifts can double the impact of your gift. Find out if your employer will match or contact your human resources department for more information.
  • Spread the word! Just by sharing our event – you could help us raise  valuable funds needed to enhance our educational program.

Questions?: Contact Stephanie Callahan or call 978-744-2105 Ext. 148

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Countdown to 2023: Ten Days of Giving

Date December 22 – 31, 2022
Time 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Location Online



$7,500 Goal!