The Albany Fund for Education (AFE) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that raises funds for innovative programs in support of the Albany City School District. AFE funding gives students, teachers and community members opportunities to work together to enhance the educational experience for all students in the Albany School District. Started by concerned individuals in 1998, AFE fosters innovative community-school partnerships. AFE accepts contributions throughout the year and holds an annual gala each fall as its major fundraiser.
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The 2013 16th Annual AFE Gala was held on Thursday, November 14 at Wolferts Roost. Below, Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan presents Joyce Keenan, a founder of Friends of the Normanskill, with an award for introducing thousands of Albany’s elementary students to the delights of learning in a historic, natural setting. Next, City School District of Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., presents CS Arch president, Randy Collins AIA, with the organization award. CS Arch is an architectural firm that builds the skills of Albany’s students through internships and other hands-on experiences and is actively involved in a myriad of community organizations.
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On Saturday, September 21st, 92 CSX employees and their family members along with volunteers from the College of Saint Rose came together in collaboration with the City of Albany, Alliance for Community Trees, City Year and AFE’s Albany Goes Green to aid in the beautification of Hoffman Park in Albany, NY. The combined efforts of the many helping hands resulted in a total of 100 trees being planted including Jeffersred Maples, Redmond American Lindens, Eastern Redbuds, Thornless Cockspur Hawthorns, Turkish Hazels, Japanese Zelkovas and Common Hackberries. The trees are expected to play a vital role in the health of those who frequent the park who include neighborhood youth as well as the College of Saint Rose Golden Knights Athletic teams. Additional pictures can be found on the Project Learning Tree / Albany Goes Green page.
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For every person who “liked” the CDPHP Facebook page and took the pledge before July 14, 2013, CDPHP donated a dollar to the Albany Fund for Education (AFE) for innovative programs in support of the Albany City School District.
On May 1 the Grant Partners Recognition event celebrated the school projects and community partners. Below students from the Abrookin Career and Technical Center under the direction of Chef Paul Moyer serve refreshments to the teachers and community parteners honored. As the school year draws to a close the Albany Fund for Education thanks everyone for another successful year and wishes everyone a restful summer.
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