Become a Schoolanthropist


Ways to Give

Individual Giving

Every donation to the CMS Foundation supports the development and achievement of teachers and students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Your investment in education is an investment in an even better, brighter community. You can become a patron of the smarts through your giving.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Consider honoring someone special through a gift supporting education in our community. A gift to the CMS Foundation is a meaningful way to recognize an educator that has had an impact on your life, or to honor a loved one who was a teacher or held a deep passion for education. Please let us know if you are making a gift in tribute or memorial so that we can recognize your honoree.

Matching Gifts

What if you could double the impact of your giving? Many companies will generously match their employees’ contributions to non-profit organizations through a matching gift program. If your employer supports your schoolanthropic efforts through gift matching, please send us any required documentation. Please note that matching gifts designated for an individual school or department are subject to a 10% processing fee.

Gifts of Stock

If you’d like to donate gifts of stock, your bank or broker can transfer securities to the CMS Foundation account at Wells Fargo.

  • Account Name: CMS Foundation
  • Account Number: 88247623
  • DTC: 0141

Please contact us if you have any questions and to notify us of your gift. Please note that gifts of stock designated for an individual school or department are subject to a 10% processing fee.

Corporate Giving

Your organization can support the success of teachers and students through direct giving, corporate sponsorship or volunteering. To learn more about corporate giving opportunities, please contact us.



Everyone can be a schoolanthropist. You can share your time and talents to support students and teachers by becoming a CMS volunteer.



For information on foundations that support individual CMS schools, click on the foundation name below:

East Mecklenburg Foundation
Garinger Education Foundation
Myers Park High School Foundation
Northwest School of the Arts
Olympic High School Foundation
South Meck Foundation