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Annual Special Events Overview

Adult Field Trip

The 8th annual Million Dollar Teacher Project fundraiser, the Adult Field Trip, will be held at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix on July 26th, 2024 from 6:00-9:00pm. Having access to the first two floors of the museum, we will celebrate the kid in us that finally gets to play outside and be reminded why teachers are so important! With the goal to raise $100,000 towards elevating the teaching profession and the In Teachers We Trust Endowment Fund, enjoy a night of  live music, great raffle prizes and networking. This amazing event will be the best Adult Field Trip you have ever taken!

Party in the Square

Party in the Square’ is a block party style event filled with good food and music at Heritage Square.  This event is to raise money in support of our statewide Take a Teacher to Lunch Campaign.

Feel Like a Million Dollars

Feel Like a Million Dollars (FLAMD) event, we want to make teachers feel like a million dollars!  Teachers in our country are immensely under-appreciated and the focus of FLAMD is to make one lucky teacher feel like a million dollars!

Mixer Above the Lake

The purpose of the Mixer Above the Lake is to recognize our donors and raise $25,000 for the “In Teachers We Trust” Fund.  The purpose of the “In Teachers We Trust” Fund is to fund innovative strategies for teacher compensations that aren’t tied to the traditional sources of teacher pay.

The Last Supper of Summer

The Last Supper of Summer is a spin-off of the Million Dollar Teacher Project’s popular “Take a Teacher to Lunch” program. The MDTP is bringing the party out of the classroom and into the community so we can celebrate teachers together just in time for the back-to-school season. The night will be full of good food, and great people.

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Growing the Tree

Million Dollar Teacher Tree was first developed in a classroom by students in a program called, Next Generation Service Corps at Arizona State University in December of 2017. These students were tasked by Lloyd Hopkins, founder of Million Dollar Teacher project with developing a project that can potentially become an integral part in helping MDTP achieve its mission. The group eventually developed the original prototype for Million Dollar Teacher Tree—a cutout dollar sign that would be placed in surrounding businesses near the partner school. The idea was pitched to staff members of MDTP during the last of their class, and the project was picked up by MDTP as a new pilot program for the organization. After many months of planning, the prototype was eventually revamped into what it is today, Million Dollar Teacher Tree.

Golden Apple

These apples are intended to provide any sort of Professional Development which, in turn, gifts them with key knowledge to add to their personal skill-set to better work with their students.

As educators, teachers are constantly looking to continually grow in their profession to not only learn how to better connect with their students, but to also make the learning experience much more exciting.

Suggested donation amount range: $10 – $100

Red Apple

These apples are designed to provide the typical day-to-day items in the classroom. Teachers spend can spend upwards of $1,000 out of pocket to have enough supplies yearlong for their students– to alleviate this, the Red Apples were created.

Everyday school supplies include; pencils, notebooks, crayons, hand sanitizer, etc.

Green Apple

These apples are intended to provide a big-ticket item for the teachers. These supplies are typically something that the teachers can use for more than one school year.

Examples include; a class-set of computers or new furniture for the classroom.

Suggested donation amount: $500+