Lion Crusade

Southern Wake Academy Lion Crusade Fund

We are a Public Charter School located in Fuquay-Varina and receive approximately thirty-percent less funding that a traditional public school.  The Lion Crusade Fund was established in October 2017 to help pay for the costs of our after school programs including: Clubs, Student Organizations, Athletics and Academic Competitions.  Charter schools DO NOT receive as much funding as the traditional public schools, therefore our families must take on the cost of these programs in order for their children to participate. This additional cost is difficult for so many of our families and tough choices need to be made. The ultimate goal for this fund is to ELIMINATE the fees that our families pay in order for their child to participate in these activities.


We really appreciate our community‚Äôs support to help our school be able to offer all the wonderful after school activities and programs which are available to all our students.  This is why our goal is to partner with local businesses to provide advertising for you, while also creating a fun and unique fundraiser for our charter school. 100% of the funds will go directly to support these activities.


2018 - 2019 FUND RECAP


Our goal for the 2018 - 2019 school year was $20,000 and


we went above and beyond the goal and raised over




with the support of local businesses and our SWA families.



  • Local business partnerships (various partner levels based on the donation amount)
  • Fashion Show Fundraiser
  • Murder Mystery Theater Performances
  • Spirit Nights at local restaurants
  • SWA Lion Crusade Merchandise
  • Horse Plop Bingo Fundraiser
  • North Carolina Soccer Raffle
  • Camp Pride Summer Program
  • Fuquay Transportation
  • Anna's Pizzeria
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • A&M Paper and Printing
  • Fritz Orthodontics
  • Sheetz
  • Carolina Insurance
  • Capital Jeep/Dodge
  • A Quintessential Event
  • Seagle & Associates
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019 - 2020
In order for the SWA Lion Crusade to have another successful year, we need you!
  • Support from our Staff, Students and Families
  • Do you own a business?
      • Donations are tax deductible and count towards your Parent Volunteer Hours (if applicable)
  • Know someone who owns a business?
      • Earn (2) Parent Volunteer Hours for every company you refer and becomes an SWA Lion Crusade Partner.
  • Support our Lion Crusade Partners!
      • Make a purchase and let them know you are from SWA
      • Help advertise their business through social media and recommendations
  • Join us for our unique and exciting events!
      • MS/HS New Student Dinner at Anna's Pizzeria (July 2019)
      • Chipotle Spirit Night, Fuquay-Varina (9/10/19)
      • Murder Mystery Performances at the Fuquay-Varina American Legion (November 2019)
      • 3rd Annual Fashion Show at the Fuquay-Varina Cultural Arts Theater (11/23/19)
      • Pluck a Duck or 3rd Annual Horse Plop Bingo (Date TBD)
      • SWA's 20th Anniversary Gala (March 2020)
      • 20th Anniversary Time Capsule Event for MS/HS (March 2020)
      • NEW SWA Lion Crusade Spirit Wear
  • Giving back, the SWA Lion Crusade will be:
      • Offering a scholarship to a Senior in need that is graduating and pursuing further education at a college or trade school. Donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible.
      • Working with local charities: Aloha Rescue Zoo and Fuquay Varina Food Pantry Summer School Meals. Please click on our Volunteer opportunities page to learn more about it.
      • Creating a Lion's Closet to help our SWA Families in need with clothing and other necessities.

Our 2019 - 2020 Goal is:

The SWA Lion Crusade Fund is run by Southern Wake Academy (Administration) and is not affiliated with any other SWA group or organization. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Jennifer Neumann at
If you are interested in becoming an SWA Lion Crusade Partner, please click HERE.

***Southern Wake Academy is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, therefore your donation is tax deductible.**