Go Warriors! Opportunity Fund
GO WARRIORS! ALOHA HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITY FUND
We invite you to join us (class of ’70 and ’71), in networking with other alumni to build the Go Warriors! Aloha High School Opportunity Fund! The original alumni classes have now been joined by more than eight classes and the community.
To celebrate our 45th and 44th reunion, we established the Go Warriors! Aloha High School Opportunity Fund! It awards grants through the Beaverton Education Foundation to small non athletic student groups (8 or more) with seed money and fund optional class activities in a wide range of areas. The fund pools the resources of all alumni classes and the Aloha community to encourage initiative, planning, budgeting, problem solving, project execution and delivery. It it used to stimulate student interest in exploring career and personal development.
Why build an endowment fund?
Traditionally endowment funds established by alumni were in the domain of private high schools. Recent news has focused on family income demographics of current students and educational funding cutbacks. Our effort will help change the current perception with a permanent resource and is a great way to let current and future students know that we care and consider them to be our most valuable asset as it was in the past!
The goal is to reach $50,000 to become a permanent endowment fund which grows and awards funds year after year. For more information contact AHS7071@gmail.com.
Now the BEF Beaverton's Choice Project link https://www.beavertonedfoundation.org/beavertons-choice/ will immediately update the fund total and send a receipt reflecting your gift.
We also have an AHS 50th Anniversary Celebration video posted on Youtube - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUkGEWOr2Rs with event pictures/videos. The event was well received and had over 300 alumni, staff, and community members attend.
Fund Update and Promotion Information
For information on the latest fund update and promotions see our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GoWarriorsAHSFund
Donation Flyer and Form
Link to Donation Flyer and Form at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0HcdpD6B3EKaE1yMnNUN0dsZGc/view
Tax deductible gifts are accepted year round at: https://beavertonkids.ejoinme.org/Gowarriors or by mail to:
Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF)
3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #168
Beaverton, OR 97005
(Make check payable to Beaverton Education Foundation indicating the Go Warriors! Fund Term (for current students) and Endowment distribution amounts)
Go Warriors! AHS Opportunity Fund
Update as of 5/31/2020:
Activities and News
- Meet & Greet monthly gatherings are continuing the second Monday of each month.
Next Zoom virtual meeting (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85474570494) is July 13th, starts at 7:00pm.
Join us in working to build an AHS Warrior Alumni organization which provides networking (social, career, business, hobbies) across all classes and the community. The plan is to fold in alumni initiatives and on-going programs such as the Go Warriors! Endowment Funds over time.
Go Warriors! Board
Currently recruiting new Board members and alternates! We would like to have between 5-7 active Board members with alternates. There is one Board member with alternate per class. Today we have two classes (’70 and ’71) represented with no alternates.
Use Messenger through a Facebook page/group or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a msg/text 971-217-8950
Project Awards 2019-2020
- House of Hands-On Learning - Expand project work as needed to offer a full spectrum of construction elements for woodshop and construction for all weather tent. Award $500.
- Creating the Aloha Performing Arts Mural - Paint two wall murals that cover the entire performing arts hallway to beautify our school and give our performing arts students an inspiring space that reflects the core values of Aloha High School and the diverse interests of band, choir, and theater. Award $180
- Help the Aloha Aeternum Literary Magazine - Partially underwrite the printing of High School's literary magazine, Aeternum. As a collaboration of writers, artists and young designer/publishers, Aeternum publishes student writers and artists in a meaningful and beautiful professional publication. Award $500.
- Books, Books & More Good Books – Project request expired - Status – BEF update needed "The sophomore class of Aloha High School is looking to update their book club options this year and provide titles that are more accessible, especially for struggling readers and English Language Learners.” Award $500
Funding of $500 was approved by the Board but the full amount requested of $1500 has not yet been met. $900 has been raised with $600 to go. The request has been paused and will likely be re-activated later this year.
Go Warrior! Tax deductible gifts can be sent printing and mailing this Go Warriors! AHS Opportunity Fund flyer (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0HcdpD6B3EKaE1yMnNUN0dsZGc/view) or by pasting ( https://beavertonkids.ejoinme.org/gowarriors ) into your browser to fill out the electronic form at BEF. Using this form you can also setup a recurring monthly gift to minimize your budget impact.
Now the Beaverton’s Choice project links ( http://www.beavertonedfoundation.org/beavertons-choice/ ) will immediately update the Fund total and send a receipt reflecting your gift!
Endowment Fund Update
So far this calendar year $1130 in gifts have been received by the Go Warriors! Opportunities funds! In May, another $200 came in from ’71 extending the class lead to $1737 over ’70. Will that lead continue to be extended in 2020 or will ’70 or ’76 overtake ’71?
This year ’73 reached the $1000 milestone! Will any other classes be in contention?
Let’s create additional opportunities for future alumni at AHS! Go Warriors!
Calendar 2020: Class/Group Gifts
When Go Warriors! was established in 2015, our goal was/is to hit $50,000 in 5 years. We started with just two classes ’70-’71 and the Community. We now have gifts from 12 classes and the Community. The class of ’71 has exceeded $10,000 with ’70 and the Community poised to pass that milestone.
We hope each class, class member, friend/s, and community member will push the Go Warriors! Aloha High School Endowment Fund over $50,000 in 2020!!
2019 End Of Year Report
Reported Principal value
as Dec 31, 2018 $27,197.36
2019 contributions $3,250.00
Distributions as of Dec 31, 2019 $788.82
Change value net
in Principal invested $3,390.98
as of Dec 31, 2019 $33,049.52
2020 Cumulative Current Status
Current Funds available for grants (includes Endowment Fund payout): $423.32
Endowment Fund $31,180.00
Term Fund $6,694.50
Cum Total All Funds $37,874.50
Class of ’70 $9,439.00
Class of ’71 $11,176.00
Class of ’73 $1000.00
Class of ‘74 $20.00
Class of ’76 $5140.00
Class of ’77 $90.00
Class of '80 $500.00
Class of ’87 $100.00
Class of ’95 $500.00
Class of '00 $30.00
Class of ’05 $50.00
Class of ’08 $383.33
Class of ’11 $333.33
Class of ’14 $353.33
Aloha High School $60.00
Cum Total - all Funds $37,874.50