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Many Ways to Support AJC

Every gift of time, talent, or money is important to us.  By making a contribution through any of the ways listed below, you are investing in our students’ futures and helping us instill hope for a bright tomorrow.


Each year, volunteers give thousands of hours of time and expertise to our community, invaluable resources as we attempt to offer the best education possible to our students.   We welcome volunteers to serve as tutors, classroom volunteers, chaperones, and mentors.  We also welcome help from those who are able to do maintenance work.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email or call the school at (804) 822-6610.

Annual Fund

All students at AJC receive a full tuition scholarship to attend.  With the exception of support from the USDA to supplement meals, the federal or state government does not fund us, making support from our benefactors crucial to our continued viability.  Our annual operating budget of $3 million is raised by private contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and churches that believe in our mission.   Gifts to the Annual Fund help us meet our operating budget, from teacher salaries, rent, and supplies to computer technology and snacks.  The Annual Fund’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.  All donations are tax-deductible.

Student Sponsorship

AJC is only possible as long as we have supporters who are willing to bet on us, believe in what we’re doing and, in essence, help to pay the tuitions of children who are not their own.  We exist purely through the generosity of others. The Anna Julia Cooper Student Sponsorship Program provides an opportunity for individuals and businesses to contribute financially to the School and at the same time follow the academic and personal development of our students. 

·      Full year sponsorship – $17,000 covers the cost of educating a student for a full year.

·      Half-year sponsorship – $8,500 covers the cost of educating a student for half of the school year.

Contact Laura McGowan, Director of Development and Communications at 804-477-5163 or  if you are interested in learning more about sponsoring a student at AJC.

Anna Julia Cooper Scholarship Foundation

Your qualified gift of cash or securities to the Anna Julia Cooper Scholarship foundation may be designated to support students at AJC, AND you will receive a 65% Virginia tax credit (possibly in addition to other federal and state charitable deductions).   This is truly a win-win for our School and our supporters.  Program requires submission of a preauthorization form before the gift is made. Click here for details.

Gift of Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock can provide many tax benefits to donors. Please speak to your financial advisor to learn about the benefits and arrange a donation to Anna Julia Cooper School.  Contact Laura McGowan at 804-477-5163 for instructions and account information for a gift of securities.

Legacy Giving

When you remember Anna Julia Cooper School in your long-term planning, the values and priorities of your life will continue to have an impact in the lives of students and the work of AJC.

Gifts In Kind

Donations of school and office supplies, furniture, and other items are most welcome and help us reduce our operating costs.  Click here for a wish list of needed items.

Contributed Services

Donating your professional expertise (design, printing, photography, IT, facility maintenance, or other services or skills) is an excellent way to use your talents to help Anna Julia Cooper School.

Matching Gifts

Double your gift to AJC! Many companies have matching gifts programs for employees who donate to charitable organizations. Check with your employer’s  human resources department to see if they can help you multiply the impact of your gift.

Gifts in Memory or in Honor

Gifts given to remember a family member or friend or to celebrate a special moment or accomplishment are a meaningful way to acknowledge a special person or experience in your life.

Other Easy Ways to Support AJCES

  • Keep the AJCES community in your prayers
  • Spread the word – Tell your family and friends about AJCES
  • Shop at Amazon Smile – Did you know that Amazon will make a donation to Anna Julia Cooper School every time you shop? All you have to do is login to instead of – same products, same prices. Choose Anna Julia Cooper School as the beneficiary–no cost to you, big benefits to the kids at AJC.


To make a financial contribution to Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School:

By Check

Please mail or drop off check payable to Anna Julia Cooper School:

Anna Julia Cooper School

2124 N. 29th St.

Richmond, VA 23223

Attn: Laura McGowan

Please contact Laura McGowan at 804-477-5163, or at with any questions or for more information.

By Credit Card or Bank Draft

You can make a contribution by bank draft or with any major credit card by using our secure partner e-giving.  Click here to donate online.


For directions/account information for gifts of stock to Anna Julia Cooper School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please contact Laura McGowan at 804-477-5163, or at

Anna Julia Cooper School
2124 North 29th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
(804) 822-6610
(804) 447-5784 (fax)
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