The Campaign’s theme this year, “Lean In to Lift Up”, is a recognition and celebration of the fact that we are stronger and more impactful together than we are alone. When we unite in our dedication to support the next generation, amazing things happen. TEA students are innovative creative problem solvers with tremendous grit and perseverance who focus daily on how they can make a positive impact on the real world problems of today and tomorrow. When we support them, when we lean in and lift them up, we are tangibly demonstrating our belief in their ability to shape a brighter future for themselves and for those around them.


Tahoe Expedition Academy students are finding meaningful ways to contribute and have a positive impact on our communiTEA, our region, our nation and our globe even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Annual Giving Campaign contribution will insure that projects like the ones below will continue uninterrupted this year and beyond. Here is TEA Co-Director Mara Morrison with a few words about the importance of this year’s campaign.


Please note that in addition to facilitating direct financial relief to affected nonprofit organizations, the CARES Act also creates charitable giving incentives for donors to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Section 2205 of the CARES Act lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. Section 2204 of the CARES Act includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemized deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. We encourage you to consult your tax advisor for the tax treatment of your donation.

In order to maximize the impact of your gifts over $1000, please consider mailing a check to: Tahoe Expedition Academy, Annual Giving Campaign, 9765 Schaffer Mill Road, Truckee, CA 96161. Online donations include a credit card processing fee of approximately 3%. If you’d like to cover that 3% fee, please add the 3% and use the “other” option.