OUR STORY

The Soaring Owls Foundation, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation (not affiliated with Atlanta Public Schools) created to supplement fundraising efforts of the Bolton Academy PTA. We were founded in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by a group of Bolton parents who saw the challenges presented by cuts in education spending negatively impacting Bolton's ability to continue to provide an excellent education to its students.

Today, our team is made up of former, current and prospective parents donating their time and talents. The funds we raise help enrich Bolton's curriculum and social environment, strengthening the quality of the education Bolton students receive. SOFi's work helps give them an opportunity to remain competitive not only with other local area students, but on a national and international level.

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Donation Jar

2019-2020
FUNDING GOALS

This school year, the Administration has identified programs that will likely cost an estimated $85,000. The funds raised through Hooty’s Nest Egg fall campaign, SOFi's Night and The SOFi Cup golf tournament will help cover the costs of the following initiatives:

  • Teacher Professional Development, including Leadership Initiatives

  • Educational Initiatives

  • State PTA Membership Dues

  • Parent Empowerment Nights and Workshops

  • Schoolwide Events like our Back-to-School BBQ, Fall Festival, annual BINGO Night and Bolton Showcase

  • Staff and Teacher Appreciation

  • Community Outreach Events

  • International Baccalaureate Training, Support and Materials

  • Curriculum Enrichment

  • Teacher Reimbursements for Educational Materials

  • Playground Upgrade and New Field Improvements

  • Cultural Events and Field Trips

WHAT WE DO

Projects That Make A Difference

NEW FIELD & PLAYGROUND

In 2016 and 2017, SOFi raised over $70,000 to upgrade the school's aging field and playground equipment. We installed a new turf field early in 2018 and the kids' soccer game has never been better! New playground equipment will be installed later this year.

SOFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WES FINGER

JESSA BOUTTE

Treasurer

KARA WILLIAMSON

Acting Secretary

ARIEL ESTEVES

DANIEL FARNSWORTH

CHRISTY DIXON

JEREMY JONES

GLENN LYON

President

JOHN "WOODY" WOODWARD

KRISTIN WOODWARD

JEANNE ZAWACKI

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Volunteer

Our squad could always use more brainpower, more helping hands and more advocates to help spread the word about the work we do. Whether you have bandwidth for one event or are interested in a longer-term commitment, we'd love to discuss how you can contribute.