We believe that community and connections are the two most powerful assets of the First Teacher movement. We know money aids in fostering community and connection, and we give it the respect it deserves. We value supporters who give at their true capacity, whether that is $5 or $50,000. We consider our donors to be humans, not heroes. We raise money in ways that help us recognize our similarities, rather than focus on our differences.

First Teacher is grateful to all of the individual donors, foundations and in-kind donors who make it possible for us to exist. Click below to see a full list of our donors.

Individual donors

Jesse & Amy Abair
Annie Adams & Daniel Chiasson
Beth & James Agostino
Debra & A. William Alesbury
George Anderson
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous, In Honor of Margaret Pott
Annie Adams
Denge Agola & Megan Ordway-Agola
Beth & James Agostinos
Debra & A William Alesbury
Erika Alvarez-Werner
Zoe Anetakis
Kostas Argyropoulos
Jason & Kate Armstrong
Carl & Diane Aronson
Elizabeth Ascoli
Norman Atkins, In Honor of His Mother: Patricia Atkins
Eric & Gina-Marie Auger
Will & Janelle Austin
Carrie Baldwin
Carrie Baldwin & Geoff O'Connor, In Honor of Their Mothers: Jean Baldwin & Janet O'Connor
Jean & Steve Baldwin, In Honor of Carrie Baldwin & Geoff O'Connor
David Barish, In honor of April Farber
Antje Barreveld
Elizabeth & Andrew Beal
Titciana Barros
Marie Beam, Through Kyra Wilson-Cook
Henry Bell, Jr & Leigh Mills
Jackie Bell & Aron Epstein
Hagar Berlin & Jon Spack
Joanne Bergin
Dave & Lynn Berkley
Evelyn Black-Dykema
Deborah Bing & Jonathan Hurwitz
Zaynab Yvette Blinker
Jason & Kara Block
Marielle Bohan-Baker & Brad Baker
Antje Sebastian Barreveld
Renee Boynton-Jarrett
Lindsay Brainerd
James & Elizabeth Bratt
James Brooks
Jessica Brooks & Russ Neufeld
Christopher Brown & Kathleen Ward Brown
Claire Browne
Erica Brunner
Linda Burdick
Kymberly Byrd
Giselle Cabreja
Tolga & Imge Ceranoglu
Dana & Stuart Chaffee
Elisabeth Chase
Sheri Cheng
Steven & Kara Chmielewski
Laura Christian
Jon Clark
Anne Cody
Amanda & Gareth Cook, In Honor of Jan and Chuck Bichsel
Carelton Corrales
Andrea Cox-Fidurko
Laura Cuozzo-Guarnotta
Hugh Curran
Barbara Davis
Nina & Stephen DelCollo
Charles Deradourian & Vera Rivers
Elisabeth Derby
Ben & Sara Diamond
Jackie & Mitch Diamond
Patrick DiCarlo
Donna Difillippo
Emily Dimon
Greg Dodds
Tom Dolan & Carmen Ortiz
Renvil Doman
Christine Doyle
Ben Duda & Hudson Ragan
Monica "Mon-Mon" Duplessie
Alison Dutton
Laura Dziorny
Ann Easterbrooks
Kimberly Ednie & Karim Afzal
Fabienne Eliacin
David Elliot
Dottie Engler
Carole & Stephen Enright, In Honor of Kyra Wilson-Cook
Esta & Bob Epstein, In Memory of Michael Stedman
Simone & Eric Esteves
Cheryl Etu & Caleb Williams Julie Evans
eWise Concepts, Inc.
Alissa Farber & Dan Restuccia
Alissa Farber & Dan Restuccia, In Loving Memory of April Farber
Danielle & Dani Farber, In Memory of April Farber
David Farber, In Memory of April Farber
Neal & Varda Farber, In Loving Memory of April Farber
Emily Feinberg & Robert Restuccia, In honor of April Farber
Joanne Feinberg, In Memory of April Farber
William Fidurko, Jr. and Andrea Cox Fidurko
John Fieldsteel, In Honor of His Daughters
Liz Fieldsteel
Liz Fieldsteel, In Honor of Her Father, John Fieldsteel
Josh Fischel, In Honor of Michael Home
Jocelyn Friedlander
Felice Friedmann
Paul Friedmann & Allison Jacobs Friedmann
Steven Fish Erin Fisman, In Honor of Corrina Wise's Birthday
Karen Frank, In Honor of Shelby Semmes and Grady O’Shaughnessy
Wayne Forrect & Jean Seibel, In Memory of April Farber
Lawrence & Nicole Gage
Ariam Garcia
Amanda & Ed Gardner
Vivian Garner
Warren Garris, In Honor of Clayton Perry
Nathan & Patricia Garland, In Honor of Shelby Semmes and Grady O’Shaughnessy
Paula Georges
Laura T Godine
Paula Godine
Melanie & Jason Goins
Lindy Lee Gold, In Honor of Jess Brooks
Dagny Goldberg & Josh Baker
Peter Goldberg & Susan Cohen
Sonia Gomez-Banrey
Douglas & Cecilia Gordon
Esta Gordon & Robert Epstein
Alfred & Sarah Gracombe
Elisabeth Greenberg
Ellie & Bill Greenblatt, In Honor of Toby Hobish’s 90th Birthday
Peggy & Arthur Grodd
Samuel Guagliano & Lisa Craig-Guagliano
Carol Harris
Steven & Michelle Hoffman
Christine Landry & Megan Reed
Abraham Lateiner
Max Gruner & Amy Loyd
Neil Gordon
Kevin Guarnotta & Laura Cuozzo Guarnotta
Jamie Gumpper
Samuel Guagliano & Lisa Craig Guagliano
Andrew Han & Karen Eckstein Han
Morgan Hanger & Alex Grodd
Carol Harris
Frances Harris, In Memory of Robert M. Sontheimer
Kevin Hartigan
Neiani Hartigan
William Haritgan
Tara Hayward & Steven Bandler
Greg Henning
Loistine Hines-Tolbert
Mitchell Hobish & Janice Zaron-Hobish
Toby Hobish, In Honor of Dinah Shepherd
Alex & Abbe Hocherman
Steven & Michelle Hoffman
Jonathan Hurwitz & Deborah Bing
Katie Jacobs
Andrew & Melanie Jarboe
Alain Jehlen
Sarah Jennings, In honor of Kyra Cook: an amazing mother, teacher and spiritual guide to my daughter
Debbie Katz
Jennifer Katz
Alyssa Kence
Alexandra Kendall & Caleb Linville, In Honor of Shelby Semmes and Grady O’Shaughnessy
Gene & Karen Kiernan
Elizabeth Keller
Melissa Kelley
Lauren Klein
Elizabeth Klimasmith Erik Kim & Jordan Goldberg
Lauren Klein, In Honor of Toby Hobish’s 90th Birthday
John Koch
John Konsin
Jean Krasnow
Charles Kraus
Zoe Krohne
Robert & Nancy Kunz
Elizabeth & Owen Knight
Crystalle Lacoutre and Scott Stedman
Deborah Lamm & Jon Wolman, In Memory of April Farber
Christine Landry
Abe Lateiner
Yvette Layne
Dana Lehman
Doug Lemov
Sting Leschly & Sherry Riva, In Honor of Jennifer Spencer
Eric Leslie
Eric Lev
Danielle Lev
Rush & Trish Lincoln
Matthew LiPuma
Karen Loughran
Maria & Cagen Luse
Anne Lyneis
Kate Malin Lisa Malley
Stella Marquez-Murray
Mary-Delia Marshall
Carole Martin
Amy Mayer
Scott McCue and Kate Murray
Jordan McCullough
Chip McGee & Mary Merkel
Tom McLaughlin Abigail Melamed
Karla Monkevich
Dananai Morgan
Marilyn Morrissey
Tricia & Scott Morrow
James and Katherine McGaugh
Chip McGee & Mary Merkel, In Memory of Ruth Bonini and Elmore Silverstein
Richard McQuaid & Janice Lloyd McQuaid
Sarah Mielbye
Jim & Krisann Miller Charitable Fund
Tricia & Scott Morrow
Alan & Cecily Morse
Lauren Morse
Mountain School Garden Hill Fund
Craig Melzer & Sarah Poulter
Alan Morse
Janet & James Nahirny
Barbara Neufeld
Kim Nicoll & Dan Bergstresser
Kerri Nicoll & Christopher Leyda
Susanne C. Olin, In Honor of Toby Hobish’s 90th Birthday
Alex Ornik
Maritza Ortiz
Lindsey & Rob Parker
Anne & Mark Parrish
Richard & Kelly Partridge
Shradha Patel
Anita Pearlman
Julie Pearlman Meyers, In Honor of Her Parents, Philip and Honey Pearlman
Nem Perez
Johnathan Perry
Ellen & Sam Pierce
Angelique Pirozzi
Arielle Poleg
Khary Polk
Lee Polonsky
Sarah Poulter & Criag Melzer
Martha Pott
James & Elizabeth Pratt
Lisa Provenzano
Beth Putnam
Sam Pierce & Ellen Shattuck Pierce
Janelle Quarles
Jim & Noel Quivey
Moragh Ramage, In Honor of Kyra, Gene, Alex and Theo
David & Kelly Ray
Steven Reny & Audrey Epstein-Reny
Elisabeth Reynolds
Mark Ribble & Catherine Bell, For the April Farber Memorial Library
Mark Ribble & Catherine Bell
Dr. Scott Ribich
Gail & Bruce Rivers
Bridget Rodriguez & George Anderson
Juan & Elizabeth Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Teresa Rodriguez
Toby Romer & Melinda Savitz-Romer
Marissa Rosenbaum
Alexis Rosenblatt
Lisa & David Rosenthal
Jane Roth, In honor of April Farber: My dear friend and exceptional person who made the world a better place
Michael Rousseau
Alex Smauels
Dick & Deb Samuels
Flavia & Fernando Santos
Kim & Joao Santos
Jeff Schwartz
Leigh Schwartz
Jill Seaman-Chandler & Ben Chandler
Arthur Segel & Patti Saris
Celia & Kate Segel
Jennifer Segel & Marcus Lopez-Perez
Marisa Segel & Matt Thayler
Cassie Seiple & David Lessinger
Liz Serrate
Snehal Shah
Anne Shahinian
Deborah Shapiro Katz
Deborah Shepherd & Henry Wyatt
Jennifer Shepherd & Stevan Lock
Jonathan & Becky Shepherd
Matt Shuman
Owen Shuman, In Honor of all moms/dads/caregivers/grandparents
John Simeone
Raynya & Omar Simmons
Andrew Sketch & Rachal Aronson
Breanna Small
Alicia Smith & Kostas Argyropoulos, In Honor of Alyssia Arufat Shekinah Smith-Rosser
Sharon Snaggs Gendron
Ian & Robin Snyder-Drummond, In Honor of Justine & Chengdong's Wedding
Andy Sokatch & Rachel Aronson
Jesse & Folashade Solomon
Carrie Sparkes
Wes Sparkes, In Celebration of Carrie Sparkes & Brian Swartz's Wedding
Jennifer & Dewey Spencer
Barbara Stedman
Caroline Stola
David Stolow
Tim Suba
Ann Sullivan, In Celebration of Carrie Sparkes & Brian Swartz's Wedding
Eric Svenson
Brian Swartz
Courtney Swartz
Elizabeth & Richard Swartz, In Honor of Carrie Sparkes Jessica Taubner
Ruth Tamkin & Andrea Tamkin
Marie-Claude Tanny
John & Mary Tarvin
Kathleen Teng
Dawn Tesorero & Patricia Race
Joan Tesser
Amit Thaper
YoYo Themagnificient Jami Therrien-Wells & Ben Wells
Jim & Helga Thompson
Nick Thompson & Dinah Shepherd, In Honor of Our Parents: Jim and Helga Thompson, Deborah Shepherd and In Memory of Bill Shepherd
Jessica Thorn
Jamie "Maw" Thornton
Kenneth Thress & Meghan Riley Thress
Anne Thrush Newman, In Memory of Michael Stedman
Shantae & Zechariah Toole
Noel Torres
Penny Tsih
Colin Turner, In Memory of D’Andre King-Settles
Penelope Tzougros
Chelsea Ulrich
Jai & Scott Underhill
Carol & Gregory Van Buskirk
Abby Waldman
Aisha Wallace
Dennis & Kathleen Walsh
Susie Walsh-Daloz
Richard Weissbourd
Ben Wells & Jami Therrien Wells
Richard & Nora Wells
Althea White
Mercy White & Sue Sullivan
Caleb Williams & Cheryl Etu
Josette Williams
Morgan Williams & Laila Hlass
Loren Winters
Althea White
Carla Wilson
Kyra Wilson-Cook
Loren Winters
Jason & Erin Wise
Jennifer Wood
Mindy & Kayron Wright
Henry Wyatt, In honor of Deborah Shepherd

Foundations

Avison Fund
Barr Foundation
Boston Promise Initiative
Cabot Family Foundation
Clipper Ship Foundation
Fowey Light Fund
Florian O. Bartlett Trust
Hazeldean Foundation
Libert Mutual Foundation
Lynch Foundation
The Philanthropic Initiative (Boston Cradle to Career Initiative)
Putnam Foundation
The Paul & Martha Rizzoli Family Foundation
Michael and Helen Shaffer Foundation, In Honor of Jenna and Kevin Leary St. Anne's in the Fields
TUGG
Wellington Management Foundation

In-kind donors

Food
Whole Foods
Trader Joes
Wegmans
Ula Cafe
JP Licks
Boloco
Roche Brothers
Cheesecake Factory
Cesaria's Restaurant
Backwoods Pizza
Anna's Taqueria
Dan and Kelly Rosenfeld
Stop and Shop

Books
Porter Square Books
Brookline Booksmith
First Book

Toys, Children's Items
Simone & Eric Esteves
Christine Landry & Megan Reed
Dananai Morgan
Kim Parker
Carolyn & Noad Rubin
Rachel Tunick & Peter Stabb
Jennifer & Paul Wood
Magic Beans
Henry Bear's Park
BOING

Activities
The Museum of Science
Boston Public Library
The Boston Children's Museum
Boston Public Health Commission
Countdown to Kindergarten
Borealis Yoga
The Consolidated Lodge, Boston
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative: Community PlanIt Game

Office Furniture and Supplies
Anonymous, in Honor of Betsy Henning
Jenna Leary
Ansley Masters
Sarah Mielbye
Martha Pott
Fernando and Flavia Santos
Amanda and Gareth Cook
Dick and Deb Samuels
Marisa Segel and Matt Thaler
Tesean and Shantae Toole
Noel Torres
The Furniture Trust

Hosted a Fundraiser at their home
Alissa Farber and Dan Restuccia
Laura and Kevin Guarnotta
Crystal Lacouture and Scott Stedman
Marisa Segel and Matt Thaler
Andy Sokatch and Rachal Aronson
Ben Wells and Jami Therrien Wells

Physical Space
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
Vine Street Community Center
BPE (formerly known as Boston Plan for Excellence)
Boston Public Library: Dudley Branch, Grove Hall Branch
DSNI (Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative)
St. Patrick's Church
Franklin Park Coalition


First Teacher partners with many organizations in the community with missions similar to ours.