Thank you for exploring our website to learn about how you can support today’s students and invest in the future of Central. Central High School of Philadelphia, the second oldest continuously public high school in the United States, was chartered in 1836 and opened its doors in 1838 with 63 students and four professors. Today, there are over 2,400 students and more than 100 faculty members. As a college preparatory public school, Central challenges students with rigorous academic programs to prepare them for the demands of higher education.
Ranked as one of the most diverse high schools in the United States, Central students represent the breadth of Philadelphia’s racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic groups. The desire to attend Central is evidenced by the number of applications for its freshman class—more than 4,000 in any given year for less than 700 seats.
Your generosity through The Associated Alumni of Central High School of Philadelphia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will enable students to develop problem solving skills, a life-long passion for learning, and aspirations to be thoughtful leaders of their generation.
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How To Give
Thank you for considering a gift to Central through The Associated Alumni of Central High School of Philadelphia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! Your generosity will help Central students to use their education to improve their communities, country, and world.
Online: Make a one-time gift or pledge through our secure online gift form with your credit card or bank account.
Recurring online donations: Want to make an impact on Central and our students throughout the year? It’s easy by setting up a recurring gift charged to your credit card on a schedule that works best for your personal budget. With the ability to spread out their support, many donors are able to increase their giving by breaking up payments to equal a larger gift.
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
P.O. Box 26580
By Phone: Please call the Development Office at 215-400-3590 x3130 and have your credit card information available.
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 with your Human Resources Department or visit our Matching Donations page.
Planned Giving: Include a gift to Central in your will or trust and make your mark on the future. More information.