The total budget for all ASB trips for one academic year averages between $50,000-$60,000 depending on the number of trips. ASB is a student organization that receives a substantial amount of funding from the Student Government Association. In addition, ASB receives financial support from an anonymous alumnus as well as the Eric Thorpe ’89 Memorial Fund for Community Outreach. Through the generous contributions of these organizations, the total cost per participant is significantly reduced.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the cost per participant is $200 (the required $150 trip deposit is included) for driving trips, $400 for domestic flying trips, and $600 for international trips. Participants have most of the academic year to conduct individual, team and club fundraisers.
Past fundraisers have included:
- Laf vs. Lehigh t-shirt sales
- Candy/Cookie Dough Sales
- Salsa Fundraiser
- Letter Writing Campaign
- Sicily II Pizza Coupons
In addition to Club Fundraisers, each team is encouraged to come up with fundraising ideas.
The Lafayette College Alternative School Break Club would like to send a sincere thanks to our anonymous donor, whose substantial contribution to the club will greatly help in the cost to students participating in the club.
The donor program is designed so that each member who raises $100 will be matched $100 dollars.
The donation by our anonymous donor has made this program possible, and the Alternative School Break Club is so thankful for the generosity.