Back in May 2009, Atlanta-based Digital Scientists donated $25,000 worth of services to non-profits as part of our Alpharetta Grand Opening. Alpharetta High School took advantage of this great opportunity as they were planning on launching a new foundation to “support Alpharetta High School as it strives to become nationally recognized in the areas of athletics, arts, academics, & service.”
The first step in the Alpharetta High School Foundation (ASHF) project was creating an identity for the new organization. Using the school’s crest as a starting point, we were able to create a cleaner and more “corporate” identity that is appropriate for the foundation.
Next, Digital Scientists developed a website for AHSF constructed on the open-source WordPress platform. We used a premium template to cut down on design time, so that more hours could be spent in other areas of the project. The layout of the website was designed in such a way that it brought attention to the four core areas of the AHS Foundation: Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Services. Each of the four areas has its own page with a general overview of the “initiative” and the latest updates and milestones. If a parent or community member wishes to make a donation to the foundation, they can easily do so by visiting the donation page. The website also features an email subscription so visitors can stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates, in addition to a list of upcoming events for the foundation.Speaking of events, the Alpharetta High School Foundation is officially kicking off on October 2, 2009 at the “Black and Silver Celebration.” The event invites parents and community members of Alpharetta High School to participate in honoring the organization’s first Hall of Fame inductees, not to mention dancing and other fun. Alpharetta High School requested Digital Scientists to design four banner signs for prominent display the event, in order for attendees to easily observe current four “initiatives” and the identity of AHSF.
Overall, it was a pleasure working with Alpharetta High School in the creation of their new foundation. Digital Scientists is always glad to support its community and wishes the Alpharetta High School foundation the best of luck as it gets ready to launch in the upcoming weeks!