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A Founder's Journey: Why I Started Schoolfundr

Dennis Levene
May 1, 2024

Welcome to the Schoolfundr blog!

I'm Dennis Levene, the founder and CEO of Schoolfundr. Through this blog, we’ll provide insights into the challenges and successes of growing Schoolfundr, offer practical tips and strategies for effective fundraising, and share stories of how our platform has brought positive change to school communities across the country. Subscribe to join us on this journey as we empower educators, parents, and students to thrive together and create a brighter future. I hope you enjoy our debut post below on Schoolfundr’s origin story.

Why I Started Schoolfundr

When I reflect on my own educational and athletic journey, I can't help but feel grateful for the teachers, coaches, and mentors who believed in me and supported my growth. These individuals played an integral role in shaping my future and inspiring me to chase my dreams.

As I embarked on my professional journey, I knew I wanted to give back and empower students to reach their full potential, just as I had been encouraged to do.

The idea for Schoolfundr was born from witnessing firsthand the challenges faced by educators in securing the resources necessary to create enriching learning experiences for their students. Time and time again, I saw passionate teachers, coaches, and parents struggling to raise funds to provide students with the tools and opportunities they needed. I couldn't help but think there had to be a better way.

That's when I decided to create Schoolfundr—a free, simple, and user-friendly platform built specifically for educators, coaches and parents, with the mission of making fundraising seamless and stress-free.

By offering customizable and easy-to-use fundraising tools, we aim to help school communities save time and resources, allowing them to focus on what truly matters—supporting the growth and success of their students.

At Schoolfundr, we pride ourselves on being a fee-free way for schools to fundraise. You keep 100% of the money raised, with only standard credit card processing fees deducted. We believe that every dollar counts, and we are committed to maximizing the impact of your fundraising efforts. Our one-click social sharing features are designed to increase campaign visibility and encourage more donations, all while making it as easy as possible for both fundraisers and donors.

Since launching Schoolfundr, we have been fortunate enough to witness the incredible impact our platform has had on countless school communities. From funding art programs to sports equipment, we are proud to have played a small part in helping students achieve their dreams. As we continue to grow and evolve, our commitment to empowering educators, parents, and students remains at the heart of everything we do.

Join us in revolutionizing school fundraising and making a positive impact on your community with Schoolfundr. Together, we can ensure that all students have the resources and support they need to thrive.


Dennis Levene

Founder, Schoolfundr

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