The Albany Fund for Education (AFE) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that raises funds for innovative programs in support of the Albany City School District. AFE funding gives students, teachers and community members opportunities to work together to enhance the educational experience for all students in the Albany School District. Started by concerned individuals in 1998, AFE fosters innovative community-school partnerships. AFE accepts contributions throughout the year and holds an annual gala each fall as its major fundraiser.
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Pledge that you will never again put your life or the lives of others in danger by texting behind the wheel.
Take the No-Text pledge today by going to www.cdphp.com/pledge and clicking “Like.” That will take you to a pledge form you can submit. And then put your phone away while driving. It’s that simple. CDPHP thanks you and so will your loved ones.
For every person who “likes” the CDPHP Facebook page and takes the pledge between now and July 14, 2013, CDPHP will donate a dollar (up to $5,000) to the Albany Fund for Education (AFE), a not-for-profit charitable organization that raises funds for innovative programs in support of the Albany City School District.
Save the Date
The 2013 AFE Gala Reception will be held on Thursday, November 14 at Wolferts Rooste. This is AFE's primary source of funding and because AFE is an all volunteer organization all of the funds that are raised go directly to benefit Albany's students. This year our goal is to raise $25,000.
If you are interested in joining the planning or honorary committees or interested in being a sponsor or donating to the silent auction please contact Gala Chair Denise Kolankowski at (518) 459-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFE's 15th Annual 2012 Gala raised almost $20,000 and honored Raymond Colucciello Ed.D., Superintendent of the Albany City School District, 2009-2012, and the Music Mobile. The 15th Annual Gala was held at TASTE on October 25. Our thanks to the entire community, our sponsors, honorary committee members, and silent auction donors for making the Gala a rousing success. Because AFE is an all-volunteer organization, all of the funds are used to benefit the students in Albany's schools. AFE's 14th Annual 2011 Gala honored CDPHP and Libby Post and raised over $20,000; the 2010 Gala raised approximately $15,000 while the 2009 Gala raised $10,000. Our gratitude to each of you for making a difference to Albany's children.
As the school year draws to a close the Albany Fund for Educationwishes to thanl everyone for another successful year. On May 1 the Grant Partners Recognition event celebrated the school projects and community partners.
The tree planting at Meyers on Arbor Day was the best yet! Thirty-eight relatively big (5 foot) trees were planted all around the property by students in the five sixth grade classes. They were assisted by St. Rose students and staff, community volunteers, Master Gardeners, the City Forester and his staff, DEC staff, teachers and AFE board members. Gary Nowik, science teacher, said “I personally want to thank everyone for one of the best days I've had in 23 years as an educator. You helped create a day that 116 Myers students will truly always remember, and one that will leave its mark on the landscape of Myers for years to come. It was such a pleasure working with, and getting to know you, and I look forward to future collaboration. It truly was a great day for Albany!”
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