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 and Phase Two focused on developing the school. Phase One of is specifically focused on the development of curriculum and infrastructure. Phase Two of is specifically focused on 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 young scholars can participate regardless of their financial status.

Phase 1 and 2

School Development

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022
Total Campaign Goal: $3,115,088

Phase 3

Dormitory for Foster and Homeless Youth

July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
Total Campaign Goal: $5,843,935

Phase 4

Community Working Space

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
Total Campaign Goal: $7,536,126

Where are we now in the campaign?

The World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WAIE) launched the Dollar-A-Day Initiative on December 15, 2020, and will begin tracking our campaign progress on January 1, 2020 for donations, grants, and sponsorships. Currently, we are in the first phase of the campaign and focused on raising funds for the curriculum development and infrastructure of the school development portion of the four part campaign. We encourage you to signup for our mailing list or to check back on the 30th of each month to see the progress we have made on our benchmarks.

Jan 30, 2020
Current Month
Target
$13,334
Actual
Feb 28, 2020
Target
$26,668
Actual
Mar 30, 2020
Target
$40,000
Actual
Apr 30, 2020
Target
$140,000
Actual
May 30, 2020
Target
$240,000
Actual
Jun 30, 2020
Target
$340,943
Actual

Dollar-A-Day Initiative

The Dollar-A-Day Intiaitive is a grassroots initiative focused on encougaging 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 participate in the Dollar-A-Day initiative are 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 person, on our https://www.waieschool.org/ website in our Hall of Fame. This is a great way to showcase that you were a part of the ground team that helped to make school a reality.

Conceptualizing 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
Company Matching Funds
Company Matching Funds
Your Contribution
w/ Matching
(1 Person)
$730
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
w/ Matching
(3 People)
$2,190
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
w/ Matching
(7 People)
$5,110
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
w/ Matching
(15 People)
$10,950
$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
Company Matching Funds
Company Matching Funds
Your Contribution
w/ Matching
(1 Person)
$1,460
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
w/ Matching
(3 People)
$4,380
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
w/ Matching
(7 People)
$10,220
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
w/ Matching
(15 People)
$21,900
$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
Company Matching Funds
Company Matching Funds
Your Contribution
w/ Matching
(1 Person)
$2,190
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
w/ Matching
(3 People)
$6,570
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
w/ Matching
(7 People)
$15,330
Your Contribution
+ Two Friends
+ Four Friends
+ Eight Friends
w/ Matching
(15 People)
$32,850