About the Stars Program

The AEF Stars program offers a way to tell teachers, specialists and school staff ‘Thank you!’ while funding innovative education in the Arlington Public Schools. Stars certificates are delivered to teachers and staff four times per year: Winter (December), Valentine’s Day (February), Teacher Appreciation Day (May), and end of school year (June).


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!