Annual Fund

Ben Franklin Academy’s Annual Fund raises money for academic resources and school needs above and beyond those covered by tuition.  As we celebrate our 35th Anniversary, we are proud to honor our past while investing in our future. The achievements of our school are made possible not by one individual but by our collective community, and we are grateful to our generous supporters and caring learners


2022-2023 Annual Fund 

Gifts to the 2022-2023 Annual Fund will support need-based scholarships through the Wood Smethurst Scholarship Fund. The Smethurst Scholarship Fund honors BFA's founding Headmaster, our beloved "Doc" Smethurst, by ensuring that students of all backgrounds can receive a Ben Franklin Academy education. Additionally, support will allow us to purchase technology enhancements and upgrades for Ben Franklin Academy faculty and students with a focus on STEAM investments that will include computer hardware and software for enhanced coursework, lab materials, and teacher learning tools. 



Recognition Levels

Ben Franklin Academy is pleased to acknowledge leadership gifts to our Annual Fund at the following recognition levels:
1987 Circle ($10,000 and Above)
Headmaster’s Club ($5,000-$9,999)
Trustees’ Circle ($2,500-$4,999)
Houston Mill Society ($1,000-$2,499)
Ambassadors ($500-$999)