What’s the charge for membership?
The SEFAA does not charge for membership. The Foundation is completely self-sustaining, and operates off the generosity of our donors. We do not have high operational costs.
What happens to my donation?
The SEFAA will assign the first $100 of any donation (not made to a specific endowment) to the SEFAA Operational Endowment which funds a part-time Foundation secretary, website and social media development, special programs like the annual scholarship awards ceremony or the Hall of Fame and Champions for Children and outreach to further the purposes of the Foundation. The Board is vigilant that any operational expenses appropriately enhance the education of young people in Salem, Virginia.
Any excess over the initial $100 will be assigned to one of two community scholarships: the Annual Fund Scholarship, which will support student(s) four-year educational program; and the CTE Scholarship, which supports student(s) vocational training.
SEFAA no longer offers Lifetime Membership. Rather, general donations of any amount qualify the donor as a “Sustaining Member” of SEFAA. Donations to specific endowments are assigned as indicated by the donor.
What if I was a Lifetime Member of the SEFAA?
If you were previously a “Lifetime Member” of the SEFAA, your membership transfers automatically and you are considered now a “Sustaining Member.” While you may need to re-register through our membership portal, no further action is required. You are always welcome to contribute to specific endowments or to the SEFAA Operating Fund.