THE GOLDEN BEAR CENTENNIAL CLUB is a 10-year initiative that allows community members, alumni, and friends of education to make a significant gift to the UAEF over the next ten years.
Upper Arlington High School's first graduation was held in 1925 - putting our schools under ten years from our Centennial Class, so now is an opportune time to start planning for this important milestone and kick off a program that will commemorate 100 years of excellence.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TODAY
Dear Upper Arlington families, alumni and community members,
We are extremely fortunate to live in a community that values education the way it is valued here in Upper Arlington. While others put all of their educational stock into maximizing students’ performance on state tests, our community understands those tests are just one of the many important pieces to a world-class education.
In order to be able to succeed and lead in today’s complex and competitive world, our students must master critical reasoning and collaboration skills. They must be prepared to adapt to constantly changing technology and solve real-world problems. They need exposure to the responsibilities of citizenship and the realities of life beyond Upper Arlington.
The Upper Arlington Education Foundation plays a critical role in providing a well-rounded, world-class education for our students. As more of the funding focus for education shifts to the local level, the Golden Bear Centennial Club will help us ensure this quality of education continues into the District’s second century. UAEF grants make possible the type of learning opportunities that create eye-opening lessons and life-long memories that our students might not otherwise experience.
A donation to UAEF is an investment in the future of our schools, the future of our students and the future of our community.
Upper Arlington Schools
Membership in this club begins as soon as donors fill out a 10-year pledge card for their gift to the UAEF's Unrestricted General Fund.
If they wish, alumni donors will also be recognized collectively with their class in the form of a "class gift." Please indicate your graduation year to be part of your "class gift."
Since the Upper Arlington Schools were founded, an outstanding Golden Bear education has always been a priority for our community and a gift to our children.
While the cost of education rises and governmental funding decreases, the UA Schools depend on donors like you to help continue this tradition.
PLEASE JOIN THE TEAM WHO IS BUILDING FOR TOMORROW AND HELPING SECURE UPPER ARLINGTON'S 90-YEAR LEGACY THAT VALUES:
Rigorous and relevant academics
Opportunities for expression and creativity
An environment that develops citizenship, teamwork, discipline and integrity.
HOW GIFTS ARE MADE TO THE UAEF
Donations may be made in any of the following forms: Cash, Check, Credit/Debit card, Stock, Bequest, Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust, Charitable Remainder Unitrust, Provision in a Retirement Plan or IRA, Life Insurance Policy.