Developing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

Annual Campaign

The annual Be The WAIE Campaign provides an opportunity for the community to support culturally responsive entrepreneurial education for young scholars of color. Currently, we’re fundraising for Phase One. The phase is specifically focused on the development of curriculum and infrastructure. Also, we are raising funds for financial aid to support young scholars in attending the school. Supporters invest financially (donate) and with their time (volunteer) to help the school operate so youth can participate regardless of their financial status.

Phase 1

School Development
and Financial Aid

July 1, 2020 to September 1, 2023
Total Campaign Goal: $1,631,852

Phase 2

Dormitory for Foster
and Homeless Youth

December 1, 2023 to March 1, 2026
Total Campaign Goal: $5,843,935

Phase 4

Innovation Center
and Outdoor Leadership

December 1, 2026 to September 1, 2028
Total Campaign Goal: $7,536,126

Would you donate a Dollar-A-Day?

The Dollar-A-Day Initiative is a grassroots initiative focused on encouraging members of the community to give the equivalent of at least one dollar per day for the next 365 days ($30.42 per month). This is less than the cost of a cup of coffee or tea but goes a long way in making the culturally responsive, digital learning entrepreneurship school a reality.

Recruit Two Friends

Also, each participant in the Dollar-A-Day initiative is encouraged to recruit at least two friends to also participate in the initiative. This helps create your own community or team of individuals who are championing a better future for youth. This means if all three of you give at least one dollar per day then that triples the contribution ($91.26 per month) towards reaching our goals and makes it changing the narrative around education that much easier.

Company Matching

Another benefit you may be able to tap into is your company’s matching program if they have one. Some companies will match your direct donations and/or your volunteer hours towards a nonprofit. This means you could potentially double your initial donation and so could your two recruited friends. You can visit our matching gifts page to learn more about matching programs and see if your company participates.

Hall of Fame

To recognize the participants in the Dollar-A-Day initiative, WAIE has decided to list all participants, who give their name, on our https://www.waieschool.org/ website in our Hall of Fame section. This is a great way to showcase that you were part of the ground team that helped to make school a reality.

Conceptualize the Initiative

We are here to help you if you would like to participate in the Dollar-A-Day initiative. However, we are also providing a visual outline of how your participation at the minimum level would impact our overall campaign goals for the current phase.

$1.00 / Day
Your Contribution
(1 Person)
$365
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
(3 People)
$1,095
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
(7 People)
$2,555
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
(15 People)
$5,475
$2.00 / Day
Your Contribution
(1 Person)
$730
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
(3 People)
$2,190
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
(7 People)
$5,110
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
(15 People)
$10,950
$3.00 / Day
Your Contribution
(1 Person)
$1,095
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
(3 People)
$3,285
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
(7 People)
$7,665
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
(15 People)
$16,425
$1.00 / Day
Company Matching
Your Contribution
(1 Person)
$730
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
(3 People)
$2,190
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
(7 People)
$5,110
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
(15 People)
$10,950
$2.00 / Day
Company Matching
Your Contribution
(1 Person)
$1,460
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
(3 People)
$4,380
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
(7 People)
$10,220
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
(15 People)
$21,900
$3.00 / Day
Company Matching
Your Contribution
(1 Person)
$2,190
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
(3 People)
$6,570
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
(7 People)
$15,330
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
(15 People)
$32,850