Celebrating Anacortes Students
This year Anacortes graduating seniors are receiving 107 scholarships and college students 26 scholarships totalling $315,000.
Will you help ASF fill 2021 with hope for AHS Seniors and current college students?
It has been a challenging year for all Anacortes students. But, it has been especially difficult for the Anacortes High School Class of 2021 – attending all their classes online and missing out on many milestones of both their junior and senior years in high school. We also know that COVID 19 has made applying for college and learning about access to technical and vocational programs very difficult.
That is why the Anacortes Schools Foundation is especially dedicated to helping these students by providing scholarships for those wishing to continue their education through 4-year university, 2-year community college, technical and vocational programs.
Also,there are a few benefits to donors afforded by the 2020 and 2021 CARES Acts
- Taxpayers may deduct up to $300. This benefit includes any donations made (not including stocks) whether or not a household itemizes.
- Taxpayers may receive higher deductions for larger gifts. Under CARES, an individual can deduct up to 100% (previously 60%) of their adjusted gross income (AGI).
- Taxpayers aged 70 ½ or older may transfer funds directly from an individual retirement plan (IRA) to a qualified charity. Qualifying gifts count toward required minimum distributions, but are not included in taxable income (subject to limits). Donors may give as much as $100,000 directly from an IRA plan to a qualified charity.
Supporting Anacortes Students Since 1984!
The Anacortes Schools Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization which functions independently of the school district for the benefit of our students, educators, and community.
Created from just one family's donation in 1984, ASF now manages more than $3 million in endowments and distributes more than $240,000 annually in scholarships.
Our mission is to empower all Anacortes students through scholarships and enriched learning opportunities.
The ASF believes passionately in the importance of community awareness and involvement in our schools. We sponsor the annual scholarships ceremony where scholarships are presented to our selected students. We welcome students, parents, alumni and community members of all ages to make inquiries at any time. If you would like to know more, please contact us now!