You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Fisher from Auburn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Money Smart!

Help me give my students the resources to help them thrive financially in life after high school!

  • $631 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the teacher of the Math and Financial Applications course at my school. I teach it as an elective course (someday I hope to see Personal Finance courses become as much a graduation requirement as Algebra and other traditional courses) to mostly juniors and seniors with the occasional sophomore. These students choose to take a course that will help give them build a solid foundation when they move on from high school.

Whether they move on to the workforce, a 2 or 4 year college, or trade school, these individuals have made the conscience decision to learn about money and how to be responsible in their adult lives so that they can hopefully start to reverse the "norm" in our society as borrowers.

We learn how 7 out of 10 households live paycheck to paycheck and how through simple money skills, they can be one of the 3 out of 10.

My Project

Having just received approval for my first set of class textbooks to teach my Math and Financial Applications I and II (personal finance course), I would love to have a class supplement that provides quick learning opportunities that highlight the basic and simple concepts that can allow my students to avoid following the trend of "debt is normal".

My favorite oxymoron is "good debt".

While we do explore some of the "benefits" to some debt, simply put no debt is better than good debt. My students have taken the initiative to take a class that will set them apart from the crowd. I have been very fortunate to witness some of my students (in very short order) go on and establish outstanding financial habits and achieve some goals that it takes the average consumer a decade or longer to achieve.

Mr. Fisher
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Fisher is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By • Amazon Business $14.24 35 $498.40

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Auburn","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6217611],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3897606,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":80,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Fisher","authorIds":{"6217611":{"owner":"Mr. Fisher","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3897606],"proposalHash":"-732164697","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21345300,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjIxNzYxMQ==","MzYzNzk3Mg==","NDM0MTM2Nw==","NjQwNDA1Ng==","MjA1NjQ5NA==","NTk1MjI5Mw==","NjI4NTc1Mg=="],"teacherId":6217611,"schoolCounty":"Cayuga","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}