Many Ways to Donate

We Thank All of our 2021-2022 Donors

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Sustaining Donors

Making a Difference

AEF Sustaining Donors commit to donate at least $150 to the Foundation every spring. These donations provide stability to the AEF Mini-Grant program by ensuring that funds will be available to be awarded the following fall. Becoming a Sustaining Donor is a simple way for you to give. We will send a reminder each May with a return envelope for your use.

Please complete the AEF Sustaining Donor Card and return it along with your check or credit card authorization for the amount of your sustaining gift for this year. Next spring we will simply send you a reminder.

We would love to welcome you as a Sustaining Donor to AEF!

Matching Donors

Doing What’s Needed

Many companies and corporations have programs to match their employees’ charitable donations. AEF wishes to thank the following companies for matching their employees’ donations to AEF in the last 12 months:


P.G. & E.


Levi Straus

Wells Fargo


Your employer may match your donation to AEF and double or triple your gift. Check it out where you work today and send your company’s matching forms with your donation—AEF will do the rest.

Tackling the Issue

Have you remembered AEF in your estate planning will or trust? Your planned gift can enhance the education of Albany students in a variety of ways and may result in a tax benefit for your estate. We are happy to discuss the possibilities with you.
With the recent Taxpayers Relief Act, donors of at least 70 1/2 years of age can now transfer any amount, up to $100,000 annually, directly from their IRA to the Albany Education Foundation.  The distribution is tax-free and counts toward your required minimum distribution. It is a great way for you to make an extra or increased gift to AEF.

Business Partners

Making a Difference

AEF Business Partners are local businesses that will make a donation to AEF when you do business with them and mention AEF. Please be sure to support and recommend our generous business partners.

Little Star Pizza —deep dish and thin crust pizzas—will donate 10% of their total receipts to AEF the first Monday of each month. 1181 Solano Avenue, Albany  510-526-7827

Halpern Law Office —estate planning for procrastinators, probate and probate avoidance, trust administration, business and real estate transactions, and common-sense legal counsel —will donate $100 for each new client who mentions AEF. 1534 Solano Avenue,  Albany  510-527-4337

Nick Lavrov, Realtor —thirty plus years of expertise in serving the East Bay—work with Nick and he will donate 25% of his commission to AEF. 510-339-8900

No coupons are necessary—just mention AEF when you patronize our Business Partners.

We would love to include you as an AEF Business Partner. If you would like to join these generous local businesses in partnering with AEF, please call Dianne McNenny at 510-527-8476. 

We thank ALL of our donors – we couldn’t do what we do without your generosity!
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