Donate to Support Albany Students!

Kids dressed for literacy day

The Albany Fund for Education has provided over $700,000 for programs that have made a positive difference in Albany’s public schools. Our mission to enhance opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed has been realized through programs such as:

  • Feed and Read and Summer Weekend Feeding Programs to ensure that students come to school ready to lear 

  • Classroom Grants - Connecting teachers with resources and powering innovative partnerships between schools and community organizations, classroom grants send students on field trips, bring artists and writers into the classroom, and support project-based, hands-on, learning opportunities.

  • School Food Pantries - Three pantries in Albany's middle schools provide students and families with access to foods that meet their dietary and cultural needs

  • Instrument Donation Program - repairing and rehabilitating donated instruments for student musicians to use 
  • Music Practice Clubs - provide students in under-resourced schools with a safe space and trusted teacher to practice their instruments afterschool and discover themselves as musicians.

  • Albany Goes Green environmental education programs

The Albany Fund for Education is also home to three memorial scholarships. The Dr. Alexander Aiello Paley ’04 and Brendan Fahy Bequette, ’14 memorial scholarships honor the memory of two Albany High School graduates who were taken from us far too young. The C.V. Raman Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Mr. C.V. "Raju" Raman, brother of Albany School Board member, Sridar Chittur. To make a donation directly to one funds, please click on the name - we will notify the families of your generosity. 

The Albany Fund for Education is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the greatest extent allowed by law


Honor/Memory Tribute:

If you would like to make this donation in memory or in honor of someone, please fill out this section. We will send you an acknowledgement of your donation; if you would like a card to be sent informing the honoree or a family member of your donation, please enter their information in the acknowledgement section: