Community generosity is the reason we’ve been able to channel over $400,000 into programs that change students’ lives, and also instruments, computers, and other tangible items important for learning to the students who need them. We invite you to help further the work we do by supporting us financially and materially. Your unrestricted donation to AFE will be used to support our initiatives wherever the need is greatest.

Your donation today allows us to make a difference in the lives of Albany students tomorrow. The Albany Fund for Education is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the greatest extent allowed by law

Here’s a few examples of what your donation can do:

$50 – Purchase produce and culturally specific foods to stock our school food pantries
$100 – Repair a donated musical instrument so a student can practice
$150 – Provide trees and flowers for students to plant
$300 – Give a hungry student a backpack of food and a book to take home each Friday
$500 – Bring diverse authors into our schools to inspire our students
$1,000 – Fund a classroom grant, enriching curriculum and providing teachers with needed resources

The Albany Fund for Education is also home to scholarships honoring the memory of two Albany High School graduates who were taken from us far too young, Dr. Alexander Aiello Paley ’04 and Brendan Fahy Bequette, ’14. To make a donation to either of these funds, please click on the photos below.

Dr. Alexander Aiello Paley Brendan Fahy Bequette
Dr. Alexander Aiello Paley Brendan Fahy Bequette