For Donors

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At NYOS Charter School we respect the privacy of our donors and are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all fundraising efforts. Our school will not share, loan, trade, rent, or sell our donor list to any other organizations, be it city, state or nationwide.

As a free, public charter school, NYOS receives $3,800 less per student in government funding compared to traditional public schools. For over twenty years NYOS has built its reputation on using its financial resources strategically while delivering the highest quality education for its students -- our financial management is consistently rated Superior by the Texas Education Agency. NYOS Charter School's academic results are substantially higher than those of surrounding schools, and as a charter school, we rely on the support of our school community to continue our commitment of academic success.
 
Throughout the school year, there are several giving opportunities to help support fundraising needs:

Champion Program:
The Champion Program is NYOS Charter School’s annual fundraising campaign. Donations made to this campaign sustain our school’s commitment to valuable programming and increased resources for our students and teachers.
 
During the 2018-2019 school year, your gifts contributed to more than $44,000 in total donations to our school's Champion Program! These donations directly support needs that were communicated to NYOS families during the 18-19 school year. To learn more about our Champion Program and to see exactly how 18-19 Champion donations will support our school, go here.
 
Photo of NYOS studentGiving Tuesday:
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages a day of charitable giving and philanthropy. In 2018, NYOS raised over $7,700 during Giving Tuesday, and on December 3, 2019, our goal is to raise over $15,000 in just 24 hours!
 
For families who prefer to donate to a specific need that is highlighted within our school's Champion Program, a donation made during Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity! In 2018, all Giving Tuesday donations directly supported our school's need for additional classroom Chromebooks.

Amplify Austin:
Amplify Austin is a local day of giving that cultivates the power of philanthropy. Since Amplify Austin began in 2013, $45 million has been raised to support hundreds of local nonprofits. In spring of 2019, NYOS raised more than $16,600 during Amplify Austin, and in March 2020, our goal is to raise over $25,000 in just 24 hours!
 
For families who prefer to donate to a specific need that is highlighted within our school's Champion Program, a donation made during Amplify Austin is the perfect opportunity! In 2019, all Amplify Austin donations directly supported our school's need for additional classroom Chromebooks.