Donate Toward Our Mission
The Kennard Alumni Association needs your help!
As proud as we are that the 6 year Kennard School Restoration Project is winding to completion, there is still work to be done as we begin the programs of the new Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center. Our goal was to complete this 2 million dollar project “debt-free” through grants, donations, and fundraising events. Despite our best efforts, we were forced to borrow $150,000 to complete the restoration.
As the association begins its efforts to fund the programs and operation of the new center, it is imperative that we retire this debt as soon as possible. We can’t let this debt be a drain on the services this center will provide to the community. While we greatly appreciate the 50 of you that have donated to this funding campaign so far, we still need 100 individuals, businesses, or organizations to commit to a tax-deductible, $1000 donation, to be paid over 3 years, to help Kennard Alumni retire the debt. You can choose to donate online, or by mail, in monthly, annual or semi-annual installments.
Each $1,000 donor will receive a special “Kennard Donor” decal and acknowledgement on the “Wall of Fame” in the new Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center.
We are counting on YOU! Please choose to pledge in one of the following ways:
Volunteer at the KAACHC
Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center is seeking volunteers to serve in the following areas:
- Youth and Adult Tutoring
- Youth Mentoring
- STEM and Language Program Instruction
- Cultural Arts (dance, vocal, theater) Instruction
- Museum Docent Trainees
- Museum Research Interns (possible stipend positions)
- Computer and Social Media Proficiency
- Board and Committee Membership
These positions may prove interesting to retired and current school teachers and to high school and college students. These positions would also fulfill community service commitments for students. Serving at the Heritage Center is a great opportunity to Give Back to our youth and to be a part of creating a great educational and cultural community resource.
Join the Alumni Association
The Kennard Alumni Association, Inc. is extremely proud of its heritage and the history of Kennard High School.
Its graduates and attendees represent the best of two generations of proud African Americans that contributed to the growth of this county, state, and nation. We are truly proud of the school’s restoration and the creation of the Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center and Museum.
We are seeking those that would join us, by becoming a member ($25 per year) or volunteer.
Your time and talents are necessary if we are to fulfill the vision of this 501(c)3 Non-Profit. Your tax-deductible donations, and your presence at our community and fundraising events, are also greatly appreciated. You are also invited to attend our monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month (except August), at 10am at the KAACHC.