Mission Statement

The ACES Education Foundation exists to support the educational purposes of ACES; advance ACES educational programs, plans and goals; educate the public about ACES mission and the services ACES offers; and raise funds of behalf of ACES in order to support its programs and enable it to carry out programs and activities not otherwise possible.


To Support Small, Worthy and New But Unfunded Educational Projects

The ACES Education Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that supports ACES programs and services. As an agency, ACES perceived the need to better engage members of the community with our vision and goals and to provide a means to support small, worthy, but unfunded ACES projects as they arise. To meet this need, we established the Foundation in 2003. The ACES Education Foundation raises funds from individuals and businesses, including staff, alumni, vendors, and other ACES friends. These funds are then used to enhance and support various agency programs.

The ACES Education Foundation is spearheaded by a dedicated and diverse group of leaders who publicly champion the mission, services, and goals of ACES. Board members raise the public profile of ACES, engage in philanthropic efforts on behalf of new and existing programs, secure funds, and clarify the identity and mission of ACES through outreach activities to the community.


Annual Update 2016-2017



In 2017 the ACES Education Foundation awarded $90,500 in grants and Fund-A Need initiatives to various ACES programs and $3,000 in scholarships. These funds provide key resources for improving educational offerings for area students and families. Recent grants have supported professional development, technology soft and hardware, and afterschool dance programs.

ACES Education Foundation funds come from, memorial gifts, proceeds from fundraising events, and donations from friends, families, and alumni. Please send donations to the ACES Education Foundation using the Contact Info above or donate below.


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