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Dear ACTE members,

Did you know that October is National Principals Month? The National Association of Secondary School Principals and National Association of Elementary School Principals dedicate this month to showcasing the contributions and vital role of principals in educating America's students.

At ACTE, we're proud to represent professionals from all walks of the CTE community, including teachers, guidance and career counselors, administrative professionals and principals - and we encourage you to join us in thanking the principals in your schools for all that they do! All month you can show your support for principals on social media with the hashtag #prinmonth. To learn more, visit the official National Principals Month page here.

A great way to thank the principals in your community is to make a donation to the CTE Support Fund in their name. It's easy to do - just click here and indicate you'd like to make your donation in honor of someone. A donation to the CTE Support Fund in your principal's name is a fantastic way to show your gratitude by paying it forward, because it gives back to the CTE community by allowing ACTE to go above and beyond on Capitol Hill and across the country. Or, show them your appreciation with an official CTE Support Fund coffee mug from ShopACTE!

Thanks for all that you do (especially the principals!),

Sean Lynch
ACTE Media Relations Manager

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Didn't have a chance to see which Region took home the bragging rights by contributing the most last fiscal year? Click here to see the results!

The Career and Technical Education Support Fund promotes the advancement of CTE through a broad array of activities, including developing research-based materials focusing on the value of CTE; building and sustaining a national coalition of CTE leaders, administrators, organizations and businesses that support CTE awareness; and organizing public awareness campaigns to support CTE. These efforts are critical to supporting and advancing the cause of CTE and donations to this purpose are tax-deductible. Your contributions to the CTE Support Fund enable ACTE to carry out vital work on your behalf.

The CTE Support Fund enables ACTE to conduct new and exciting outreach activities that advance the CTE community as a whole. Recent examples of these activities include:

  • Conducting a media briefing to educate reporters on the importance of Perkins funding
  • Developing a new Sector Sheet on careers in Information Technology

ACTE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income-tax purposes.

You can also download a .pdf version of the donation form and brochure to share with colleagues, and fax or mail to ACTE. You can use the form for fundraising efforts at state, regional and affiliate meeting as well! Contact Sean Lynch to learn more.

Donor Recognition Program
A donor recognition program has been developed to thank those who contribute to the CTE Support Fund each year. The following award levels will be used:


$25 and above
$50 and above
$100 and above
$250 and above
$500 and above
$1000 and above

The donor recognition program will operate on a calendar year basis, with award level totals starting anew each year. For example, someone making a $50 donation at the National Policy Seminar and a $50 contribution at ACTE's CareerTech VISION would be recognized as a Gold donor for that year.

Please share your fundraising stories by contacting Sean Lynch at ACTE.

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