About the Stars Program

Give a STAR to recognize an educator that shines bright! The AEF STARs program offers a way to recognize teachers, specialists and staff members while making a donation to innovative education in the Arlington Public Schools. AEF has launched its Spring STARs fundraising campaign. Purchase your STAR anytime before May 31, 2024 and your honoree(s) will receive their printed Star Certificate in early June. STARs can be purchased for anyone at APS, not just for your child’s current teacher! Specials teachers, custodians, nurses, administrative assistants and even lunch staff can all receive STARs!


How the Stars Program works

  • When a donation is made to the Stars Program, donors are asked which teacher(s) and staff they would like to recognize.
  • Recognized teachers/staff receive a personalized, paper certificate from AEF notifying them that they have been honored with a gift in their name (the amount of the gift is not noted). Whether a donation of $20 or $100, the message to the teachers/staff remains the same: We’re grateful for all you do for our children!
  • A minimum $20 donation per teacher/staff is requested or $15 for 4 or more recipients. All donations are tax-deductible.
  • Recognized teachers/staff do not directly receive money from AEF. All funds raised from the Stars Program are put into the AEF general fund and used to award grants at all levels across all of Arlington’s Public Schools.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a difference!

Give a Star Online

Give a Star by Mail

We prefer online Star donations, but mail is an option as well. Download, print and fill out the form. Make your check payable to “Arlington Education Foundation” and mail both to:

Arlington Education Foundation
P.O. Box 80
Arlington, MA 02476

Matching Gift Programs

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Arlington Education Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!