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Annual Fund (AF)

A letter from our chair: 

Hello Cougar families,

My name is Tasiah LeConte and I am honored to serve my second term as the Altadena Arts Magnet Annual Fund Chair for the 2023-24 school year.


For those of you who are new to AAM, our school received a five year Federal Arts Magnet grant in 2017 for approximately 5 million dollars. Our grant has now sunsetted but fortunately, we have additional funds left over that will provide us with funding for the 2023-24 school year. As we look to the future our vision is to continue to provide access to a diverse and robust arts education through individual, corporate and foundation giving.


The main goal of the Annual Fund is to raise funds for program sustainability once our grant has expired. To keep the programs we currently have we will need to raise 100K annually. We raise funds through several fundraising campaigns. Our Capital Campaign which runs throughout the year, Free Dress Fridays, the Christmas tree sale and our annual Day of Giving in the spring. The Capital Campaign is our biggest campaign and is a combination of one-time and recurring gifts from our families, along with the procurement of corporate and foundational gifts. A recurring donation of $45 a month would enable us to continue our incredible arts partnerships. These gifts are tax deductible. We invite all families to support the Annual Fund by making a donation in any amount and would love to see 100 percent participation. No amount is too big or too small. Scan the QR code below and make a donation today.


Another way that you can support the Annual Fund is by volunteering on one of our committees. Share your expertise or connections to support our annual events. Additionally, we need a chair and logistics lead for the annual Christmas tree sale, and volunteers for the distribution of the trees. There are also opportunities to assist the Eliot Annual fund in their endeavors to support our one school, two campus model for Arts and French. If you are interested in supporting our efforts through volunteering your time or talents please email me at


Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,


Tasiah LeConte 

Annual Fund Chair



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