Singing Your Praises from Giving Tuesday 2023!

We are excited to report that because of YOU, this year’s Giving Tuesday was a resounding success.

We collectively raised over $166,000 to support students and the Lancer community

The gifts received were from graduates spanning across 100 classes; from the 182nd Class to the 282nd Class, as well as former and current faculty, family members, and friends.

A special heartfelt thank you goes to Dr. Barry R. Bloom (202) for his generous matching gift of $50,000 that propelled the total raised for our #GivingTuesday efforts. Dr. Bloom is proud to support the Associated Alumni of Central High School and our dear High!

Our mission remains a focus on ensuring that Lancers have the resources necessary to compete at a high level of academic excellence, achieve their goals, and pursue their passions. 

Gifts made will provide Milan (283) an opportunity to attend an introductory Dentistry Summer Program before college, the Athletic and Music departments with new equipment, Justin (285) and others in his AP Government class the chance to travel to Washington D.C. and participate in forums on civic engagement, and so much more. 

Thank you for giving Lancers an opportunity to dream the impossible.

We wish you a merry and bright holiday season!


Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving where millions of people join forces to collectively contribute to a cause they believe in. You can be a part of this incredible day by donating to the AACHS to help us provide today’s Central students with the tools they need to become the leaders of tomorrow.


There was a tight race between three classes vying for the special feature in the next Alumni Journal, but we can confirm that the most gifts received this Giving Tuesday were made from the 225th Class

Be sure to check out what the members of the 225th Class have to say for why they give back to Central in the Spring edition of the Journal.

Celebrate Central. Cherish Central. Choose Central. 

P.S. If you missed #GivingTuesday but still want to contribute, we are grateful for any size donation meaningful to you. Let’s continue to make a difference, one gift at a time

Here’s how to make a gift to Central through The Associated Alumni of Central High School of Philadelphia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization:

Online:  Make a one-time gift, pledge, or recurring donation through our secure online gift form with your credit card or bank account.

By Mail:  Please make your check payable to The Associated Alumni of Central High School of Philadelphia and send it to:

The Associated Alumni of Central High School of Philadelphia (AACHS)
P.O. Box 26580

Philadelphia, PA

By Phone:  Please call the Alumni Office at (215) 845-3308.

Gift of Securities (Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds):  To maximize the tax-deductibility of your gift, please call us for instructions for the direct transfer of your securities to The Associated Alumni of Central High School of Philadelphia.

Matching Gifts:  Some companies double or even triple employees’ gifts to Central. Your employer might be one of them! Many companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your employer will match your gift, please check using this database or contact your human resources department.

Planned Giving:  Include a gift to Central in your will or trust and make your mark on the future. To learn more, please review this page. For those who have already considered leaving AACHS in its planned giving, please inform us so we can thank you for your generosity and support.