CMS Foundation

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Sonja Gantt
Main Address

4421 Stuart Andrew Boulevard
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28217
United States

What We Do
The CMS Foundation is the official nonprofit partner for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, raising money to support the district’s highest strategic priorities. Harnessing the power of private investments in education, we seed innovative ideas and help expand programs to accelerate system-wide transformation. We play a unique role in our community, serving as a trusted bridge that connects donors to the district’s most critical work. In this position, we help ensure investments in our school system have a meaningful, sustainable impact on our students and educators. A great community must have a great public school system. We believe that by working together, we can make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a national leader in public education, where teaching is an iconic profession and opportunity abounds for every child. Volunteer Needs: If you would like to volunteer to help Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools support students and families while schools are closed, please complete the volunteer interest form:
Interesting Info
  • Did you know that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools serves more than 144,000 students in Mecklenburg County?
  • The CMS Foundation raised $4 million to provide internet access to students without home connectivity and close technology gaps during the COVID-19 pandemic.