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We are thrilled to share that the 2023 Back to School Boost raised more than $51,000, surpassing our fundraising goal. Thank you to everyone who donated to this critical campaign. Your generosity will impact every Amundsen student, and we are so appreciative.

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Friends of Amundsen’s 6th annual back-to-school fundraising campaign supporting an important Amundsen initiative.


This year’s Back to School Boost

is the most critical Boost campaign to date.

A CRITICAL BOOST: Amundsen is facing a budget deficit due to a combination of budget cuts and the increasing expense of running the school. Simply put, the money allocated by CPS is not enough to cover the cost of classroom and school-wide resources. Your support will help bridge the gap between available funding and the rising costs we face.


HOW YOU CAN HELP: To ensure that our students continue to receive the quality education they deserve, we rely on the support of our community. Your Boost contributions will play a vital role in offsetting the cost of school operations and maintaining the smooth functioning of our educational programs.

IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION: The funds raised will be allocated to critical areas such as… 

  • Instructional materials (e.g., novels for English classes)

  • Student transportation (e.g., buses for field trips)

  • Software (e.g., composition software for music classes)

  • Technology equipment (e.g., graphing calculators for math classes)

  • Office supplies (e.g., copier paper)

  • Specialty programs (e.g., the rights to perform the spring musical, Mamma Mia)

These essential resources directly impact every students’ educational experience and provide them with the tools they need to succeed.


OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL IS $50,000: $50,000 will not fully bridge Amundsen’s 2023-24 budget deficit, but it will significantly address the school’s most important operational and educational needs. Every contribution—large and small—will help us reach this ambitious, yet achievable fundraising goal.



By donating to this cause, you are making a tangible difference in the lives of our students. We deeply appreciate your ongoing commitment to our school community and your dedication to the education and well-being of our students. Even a small contribution will go a long way in ensuring that our students receive the best educational experiences they expect and deserve.


Together, we can overcome these financial challenges and continue to provide all Vikings with a 21st Century educational experience that prepares them for college, careers, and life beyond Amundsen.

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