Together We Give!


Once again, I am humbled by the generosity our friends of Salem Academy are. This year we’ve raised over $1,800 in just one day which is incredible considering just four years ago we struggled to raise a few hundred. We will continue to have other opportunities to donate (including right now) if you weren’t able to give during our #GivingTuesday event. On behalf of our entire organization, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the next Salem Academy event soon!


This year’s goal is $75,000 and we need you to help us REACH! Gifts in any amount make an impact. Each year, funds raised on #GivingTuesday provide an opportunity for alumni, friends, and families of Salem Academy to easily give back, build community and show their support for Salem Academy. The work we do to prepare our students for college and opportunities beyond takes resources and our Annual Fund helps provide those.

Here’s something remarkable – since 2017, we’ve seen an 82% increase in giving from our generous supporters on #GivingTuesday! As our students
#REACHforCollege, we hope that this year, you can help us REACH our goals. We need you and truly every effort count; donations in any amount, from $5 to $250 make impact. Please share this important SACS drive with your friends and family. Your efforts are part of what make this school so special, and they fuel our energy towards making our school the educational difference in our student’s lives.

Salem Academy continues to lead in educational spaces by focusing on providing scores of opportunities for our students. Whether  a community service project or a raucous, spirited basketball game, our priority is to give our students the chance to grow by way of these extracurricular events and academic challenges . Here are some of the program areas your donations support, all year, every year: 

  1. Academics
    Salem Academy Upper School continues to rank amongst the best in the State according to the U.S. News & World Report.
    Our Lower School is focused on closing the educational gap students enter with and this this year in particular, focusing on culture following a return to school after a year and a half absence. 
  2. Diversity Equity & Inclusion Efforts
    Salem Academy has partnered with Onward, a DEI consulting firm to help reevaluate all areas of our program to ensure that we are doing our best to be a safe and inclusive learning space for all.
  3. Extracurriculars & Athletics
    We offer more than 30 different clubs, sports programs and other extracurricular activities for all students.
    Nearly 60% of our students play at least one sport!
  4. Service-Learning
    As part of our academic offerings, Salem Academy continues to embed Service-Learning into our curriculum for all grades. Each year, Seniors are expected to complete a Service-Learning project totaling 80 hours of service by its completion.
  5. Social Emotional Learning / Safe & Supportive Learning Environments
    We continue to lead by example with our social, emotional learning efforts. This work has been recognized and studied by educational leaders and thought partners since we began embracing the movement. This year, our school leaders were interviewed for an article by Great Schools! in order to help broaden the awareness and the benefits of SEL.


What does #GivingTuesday support? #GivingTuesday 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 in  #GivingTuesday?
Absolutely not! Donations to #GivingTuesday 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 #GivingTuesday 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 Diego Fellows or call 978-744-2105 Ext. 103

Kathy Egmont
Christine Wynne
Dianne Redican
William Henning
Matthew Chuchul
Jennifer Campagna
Summer Prentiss ’20
Elizabeth MacLeish
Fallon Burke ’12
Elizbieta Fila
Claire Cloutier
Larissa Lucas
Betty Green
Fidelity Charitable Foundation Inc.
Madeline Wynne ’19
Rick Winter
Anonymous Donations

Giving Tuesday 2021

Date November 30, 2021
Time 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Location Online


$5,000 Goal!