Thank You Donors

Over 100 donors as of September 15, 2020!

Today we are excited to announce that THANKS to the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band and The Smith Family “Always Am” Fund, we have a "Double Match" challenge opportunity.  Both have committed to donating $25,000. If the community can raise an additional $25,000 that equals $75,000 for Charlottesville City School students! 

In the first month, more than 100 generous donors - parents, community members and local businesses - gave to the Fund. The PTOs are asking for additional community members and businesses to join these initial 100 donors in supporting our city schools in meeting the needs of every learner, every day, everyone. Donate Now to help meet this exciting “Double Match” challenge.

On behalf of the PTOs, Families, Teachers, and Staff of Charlottesville City Schools we would like to thank all of the individual parents, community members, and local businesses like Tiger Fuel who donated, and thank you to Sonjia Smith for her very generous donation of $25,000. 

“As an essential business, we feel it is important to give back to the communities that we serve. While COVID-19 has been a challenge for all of us, we’d like to do everything we can to ensure students in Charlottesville have high-quality learning experiences and are given every opportunity to succeed,” said Gordon Sutton, President of Tiger Fuel Company.

School-level committees have begun authorizing expenditures for headphones, manipulatives, books, supplies for home classrooms, assistance to families for virtual learning center tuition, and more. To ensure resources are directed equitably, distribution percentages are based on each school’s population of students receiving free and reduced lunch. The use of the funds are determined by individual school level committees comprised of a PTO representative, teacher, administrator, and an equity committee representative. Allocations will be reported on the Fund’s website and can be found at:

As families settle into virtual learning, new needs will emerge, and the financial stressors facing some families have only increased. Supervisor of Equity and Inclusion, T. Denise Johnson said, "We appreciate our parents' and community's incredibly generous support and hard work. Ensuring every student has the materials and resources they need for equitable participation in the virtual model is imperative and crucial during this time."


Use of Funds

School Committees are currently meeting to allocate funds. We will post as soon as we have information to share!

Burnley Moran



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