The J.Y. Joyner Foundation

The J.Y. Joyner Foundation was founded during the 2015 school year and is a legal 501(c)(3) IRS non-profit organization. The Foundation was established to give parents and J.Y. Joyner a way to maintain funding to attract and retain talented educators.

The Foundation relies on parent volunteers to lead the organization, interact with school leadership and PTA, and coordinate fundraising activities, such as fall & spring fundraisers, dine-out nights, pop-up events and more. Through your generosity, the Foundation raised $95,000 during the 2019-2020 school year. The money raised each year helps cover teacher funding in the area with the greatest need. One year it may fully fund a Spanish teacher and a portion of a technology teacher, while another year it may shift to different area.


You can contribute funds online to the Foundation through our website or by mailing a check, made payable to 'JY Joyner Foundation' to JY Joyner Foundation, 2300 Lowden Street, Raleigh NC 27608.

Encourage others to contribute by telling them about the Foundation's work and asking for their support. Invite grandparents, aunts & uncles, and others to recognize special occasions by making a gift in your student's name.

The J.Y. Joyner Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Every gift is greatly appreciated and helps our J.Y. Joyner community.


Volunteer your time to help with fundraising, grant-writing, marketing, strategic planning, or other needs. If you would like to volunteer, contact one of the following Board members:

2022-2023 Board Members

Kate Brown -
Katie Cork -
Heather Welch -

2022-23 Foundation Goal

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