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Fundraise for Aim High

The gift of summer lasts a lifetime.

Only together can we close the opportunity gap for California middle school students. Aim High’s fundraisers have biked the coast of California, run marathons and donated their wedding registry and their birthday to Aim High. What will you do? 

Start Your Campaign

Starting a campaign is easy.

Step One

Recognize that hundreds of thousands of California middle school students do not have a safe, enriching and accessible place to be in the summer, and decide to help.

It only takes a few minutes to set up your campaign. Decide what to do. Choose a photo. Explain why Aim High matters to you. And just like that, you’re ready to raise money for high-quality, nurturing and free summertime opportunities.

Step Two

Spread the word about your fundraiser and ask your friends and family to give.

Once your campaign is ready, tell everyone about it. The more people you notify, the faster you’ll reach your fundraising goal. Don’t forget to remind your friends and family a few times, and thank them when they contribute. (Don’t worry, we’ll thank them too!)

Past Campaigns

Not sure where to start? Here are a few campaigns we’ve had in the past, but you aren’t limited to these approaches. Anything goes!

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Cycle for Aim High

If you already love riding a bike, why not make those miles count? In 2020, Young Leaders Board member Gabe Peixoto completed a 600-mile cycling trip from San Diego to San Francisco, all while raising $4,000 for Aim High.

Donate Your Wedding Registry

Allison Friedberg worked as a teacher for many years, and wanted her wedding to help students across the Bay Area. She and her husband, David, invited their guests to donate to Aim High in lieu of buying wedding presents, and together raised $5,000 for Aim High.

Run a Marathon for Aim High

Matt Szenics runs the New York City marathon annually. The coronavirus pandemic canceled the 2020 race, so Matt ran the course on his own. Along the way, he invited his friends to donate to Aim High, raising more than $4,000 for summer programming.

Ready to get started? 

Start Your Campaign

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Thank you for joining us in making a long-lasting impact on thousands of Bay Area middle school students’
lives.