Donate to the Annual Giving Campaign

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Each academic year, the generosity of our faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends helps us add robust and diverse opportunities for over 1,000 students that simply wouldn’t be possible if we relied solely on state funding.

The Annual Campaign enriches the ongoing excellence of Texas Center for Arts + Academics programs and student activities. Your gift, no matter what the size, is vital to our continued success and our ability to provide support and educational opportunities to our artists, performers, and musicians year-round. From summer camps to holiday performances, the annual fund bolsters our operational capacity each and every day!  

Please consider a gift to the Annual Campaign today!

Perhaps most impactful of all, annual fund donations and community support allow us to grow and expand, transforming the reach of our schools, community programs, premier choirs, and summer camps. Since 1946, Texas Center for Arts + Academics has made long-term investments in our students’ talents and success within the greater Fort Worth Arts Community and beyond. We can continue doing that with your financial support.

What is the Annual Campaign? TCA+A relies on two fundraisers a year to operate – the TCA+A Gala and the Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign sets us up for success for the remainder of our fiscal year.

Why do we need to fundraise? Operating as charter schools means we can tailor our tuition free education model to best benefit our unique student body. It also means we do not receive any local funding; therefore, we receive about $1,000 less per student per year than our neighboring Independent School Districts. This puts us at an operational deficit of close to $1 million each school year.

How are donations spent? The Annual Campaign allows us to purchase evidence-based curriculums and technology upgrades for both schools. It supports our future, allowing us to invest in teacher retention initiatives and strategic planning. In addition, it funds small day-to-day needs like classroom supplies and reams of paper.

What if I don’t have much to give? All donations, no matter the size, are necessary. Community support gives us leverage when approaching foundations and corporations for large grants and sponsorships. If you can only support one TCA+A fundraiser – make it this one!

When you give to the Annual Campaign you: 

  • Provide supplies for our classrooms
  • Update and expand our instruction materials
  • Pay for technology upgrades
  • Reduce the financial burden on our families for activities
  • Fund travel for performances for our students
  • Underwrite performances
  • Pay for costumes
  • Cover district level support
  • And much more!

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Stickers will be mailed with donor tax acknowledgement thank you letters. You can specify if you’d like a FWAFA or TeSA sticker in the comment box of the donation form.

Annual Campaign Committee:
Stacy Aguilar
Britt Darwin Looney
Ricki Klos
Dana Martin
Tiffany Myles
Charles Reid
Lisa Smith
Bethany Staub

Development Director
Lauren Deen Whitson

What is the Annual Campaign?

The Annual Campaign is a yearly drive to raise money for our students’ programs and services to be used and counted on throughout the year. Donors can chose to make a one-time gift or set up recurring donations.

Why is the Annual Campaign important?

The Annual Campaign helps TCA+A cover administrative costs accrued throughout the year and provide the means for us to underwrite, plan, and explore new opportunities.

When is the Annual Campaign?

The Annual Campaign runs from February 1 until March 10. With the TCA+A Gala happening in the fall, the Annual Campaign ensures we are well situated for expenses through the summer.

Why should I contribute?

Every contribution, from $5 to $500 makes a difference. High family and staff participation gives us leverage when approaching foundations and corporations for large grants and sponsorships.

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On behalf of our students, teachers, and staff here at Texas Center for Arts + Academics, thank you for your support. It is because of donors like you that we are able to do so much of what makes our programs the best in Fort Worth.