With your help, we can change the lives of more students.


With your help, we can change the lives of more students.

How to Donate to The Fishing School

With your help, we can change the lives of more students. Donations fund our programs, initiatives, classroom supplies, and technology.

Help us keep our best-in-class programs running and reach more students. Make a one-time or monthly online donation.

Workplace Giving Programs

You can also donate to The Fishing School as part of your workplace giving program. You’ll need the following information to choose The Fishing School for your contribution:

  • United Way #8553 
  • CFC #56490

Giving Circles

By joining a Giving Circle, you join a group of like-minded people to support The Fishing School. Thanks to the generosity of our Giving Circle donors, we’re able to provide benefits such as new technology in the classroom, life skills education, and career guidance.

Techies for TFS

We encourage IT professionals to support our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) programming. With your support, TFS can continue to provide quality STEAM education, licenses for our online learning platform, and other in-class technology initiatives.

Hometown Heroes for TFS

Our founder, the late Mr. Tom Lewis, worked as a Metropolitan Police Officer and served in their “Officer Friendly” program. It was during this time that he met many students who inspired him to begin The Fishing School. We encourage first responders to join this Giving Circle.

Standing in the Gap

A faith-based Giving Circle for donors interested in helping youth grow socially and emotionally to succeed beyond the classroom. Our founder, the late Mr. Tom Lewis, was an ordained Baptist minister and founded two gospel groups. His relationship with God led to his decision to start The Fishing School.

Young Professionals

If you’re a young professional looking to get involved in your community, we welcome you to become a part of The Fishing School family. Pay it forward by joining this Giving Circle and making The Fishing School part of how you give back.

Lawyers for Learners

For those of you in the legal field, you understand the importance of representing and advocating for underserved communities in the District. Support The Fishing School so we can continue our important work.

Club 121

Nearly 100% of our students are Black/African-American, and we teach them that college is an achievable goal. Join other HBCU alumni to support our programs that encourage our students to set college attendance as a personal goal.

Other Ways to Give

There are other opportunities to make a major impact. Consider supporting The Fishing School by:

  • Selecting The Fishing School as a beneficiary of a charity auction or event.
  • Sponsoring our annual fundraising event
  • Providing in-king donations such as STEAM supplies, books, laptops, and other school supplies.

Contact Topher Anuzis, Director of Development and Communications, about these donation opportunities.

From its earliest days, TFS has relied on the generosity of the DC community and beyond. Without your support, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Thank you.

-Erik Causey, TFS Board Chair

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