DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 119
June 2, 2006
Patricia I. Wright
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Adobe Donates Software to Schools
Beginning June 1, 2006, the Adobe Product
Donation Program for schools, administered by Gifts In Kind International, will
provide eligible schools in
Eligible schools may request up to four software packages from the titles listed under Group A or one package from the titles listed under Group B. Each package provides licensing for one computer. No additional licenses or program upgrades are available through this donation program. Based on eligibility and availability, schools may be awarded only a portion of their request and must prioritize their selection during the application process.
Group A: Acrobat Professional, Contribute 3, Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, Fireworks, In Design CS2, Illustrator CS2, PageMaker V.220.127.116.11, Photoshop CS2, Premiere Professional V.2.0.
Group B: Creative
In order to recover its costs for administering this program, Gifts In Kind charges a modest administrative and shipping fee of $35 per Group A package and a $140 administrative and shipping fee for the Group B package. In addition, if you are not a member of Gifts In Kind, you will be charged an additional $25 on your entire first order. You will not be charged for any portion of the order that is not approved or will be given a refund if payment was made by check. Check orders denied in full will have the check returned. Donations will be evaluated against the eligibility guidelines (see below) and matched, while supplies last, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Schools may apply once a calendar year for a donation. Software cannot be used for raffles, door prizes, auctions, or other fundraising activities or individual student awards. The software must be used on the school's premises for its capacity building or for educational purposes.
program, Adobe supports schools that have a
Eligible organizations must also meet ALL of the following criteria: have an annual budget of $10 million or less, be an accredited public or private school, must provide a non-discrimination policy showing that the school
does not advocate, support or practice unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, age, national origin, language, sex, sexual preference, or physical handicap in the administration of its services or employment practices, and must focus on the use of digital technology and visual literacy in schools.
Schools wishing to submit an application should visit (https://adobeprograms.giftsinkind.org/) beginning June 1, 2006.