Annual Fund (AF)

  • A letter from our chair: 

    Hello Cougar families,

    My name is Tasiah LeConte and I am honored to serve as the Altadena & Eliot Arts Magnet Annual Fund Chair for the 2021-22 school year.

    For those of you who are new to AAM, our school received a five year Federal Arts Magnet grant in 2017 for approximately 5 million dollars. October marks the beginning of year five of our grant and as we look to the future our vision is to continue to provide access to a diverse and robust arts education through individual, corporate and foundation giving.

    The main goal of the Annual Fund is to raise funds for program sustainability once our grant has expired. To keep the programs we currently have we will need to raise 100K annually. We raise funds through three fundraising campaigns. Our Capital Campaign which runs throughout the year, the Christmas tree sale in December, and our annual talent show in the spring. The Capital Campaign is our biggest campaign and is a combination of one-time and recurring gifts from our families, along with the procurement of corporate and foundational gifts. A recurring donation of $45 a month would enable us to continue our incredible arts partnerships beyond our grant funding. These gifts are tax deductible.

    We invite all families to support the Annual Fund by making a donation in any amount and would love to see 100 percent participation. No amount is too big or too small. Donations can be made here or by using the QR code below.

    Another way that you can support the Annual Fund is by volunteering on one of our committees. Share your expertise or connections to support our annual events. We are in need of volunteers to assist in grant writing for foundational gifts and targeting local businesses to support our efforts. Additionally, we need a chair and logistics lead for the annual Christmas tree sale, volunteers for distribution of the trees, and volunteers to run the front of house, ticket sales, concessions and publicity for Altadena’s Got Talent. If you are interested in supporting our efforts through volunteering your time or talents please email me at

    Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to seeing you all back in person!

    Best regards,

    Tasiah LeConte
    Annual Fund Chair

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