Friends of Breakthrough Schools
Friends of Breakthrough Schools (Friends) has achieved extraordinary success in securing significant and meaningful support for Breakthrough Charter Schools. Serving more than 3,100 students across the network, Friends encourages supporters to donate, advocate, and volunteer to assist Breakthrough in providing a high-quality, college preparatory education for Cleveland’s children. By giving their time, energy, and means, our supporters are doing their part to transform the educational landscape of our city.
Friends kicked off the year with a comprehensive development plan to meet the charge of raising $6.7 million dollars to close the per pupil funding gap caused by inequitable public funding for charter schools.
Friends also continues to work towards Breakthrough’s New Schools Initiative to secure the resources needed to replicate and grow our network of high-quality public charter schools. Through a combination of fundraising events, the engagement and cultivation of new and repeat individual and corporate donors, and an aggressive grant-seeking and major gifts plan, the challenge to Friends is to secure all funds necessary to meet the network’s operating and capital needs each year.See more