Million Dollar Teacher Project



Click the Link To Support our Teacher Recognition programming:

A donation here supports our programs like, ‘Take a Teacher to Lunch‘, ‘One in a Million‘ and beyond!



Donate to Participate in our Work of Supporting Teachers by Clicking the Link Below:

A donation here supports our programs ‘Classroom Support Teams‘, ‘Million Dollar Teacher Tree’ and beyond!



To support our work in this area, plan your gift by clicking this link:

A donation here supports our ‘Teacher Appreciation Package (T.A.P.)‘ program and beyond!



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There are many ways to donate and contribute to the growth of the impact of the work of MDTP, one way you can contribute outside of giving your time and money, is to donate appreciated stock.  There are many benefits to donating stocks, two key benefits are that if you itemize deductions, you can claim a charitable deduction equal to the stock’s fair market value, and you can avoid the capital gains tax you’d pay if you sold the stock.  You can read a great article on donating stock from by clicking here.  If you would like to make a donation of appreciated stock, please click the button above for instructions on how to initiate the transfer.



Million Dollar Teacher Project “A recognized Public Charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) (3) and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization” 26 U.S (IRC) section 170 Charitable contribution deduction
Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Law (A.R.S 43-1088), you may receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your state income taxes, for up to $470.00 for individuals or $938.00 for married couples filing jointly. Click here for more information from the Arizona Department of Revenue website.  QCO code: 21040 (Donors will be asked to provide this code when taking the tax credit on their income tax return).  Please remember, you should consult with your tax professional for complete details.



A fund created by Million Dollar Teacher Project in honor of our Founder Lloyd Hopkins. A portion of every donation made here will go towards offering scholarships to teachers looking to further their education or individuals looking to enter the teaching profession, offer emergency assistance to teachers experiencing hardships, teacher debt relief, offering field trip grants to teachers who have an educational experience they would like to take their students on but can’t afford, financial awards for teacher excellence, grants to individuals/organizations doing effective work to support teachers in varied ways, basic needs assistant to students/families identified by teachers who may have encountered struggles in their lives that are preventing academic achievement, grants to schools/districts to boost their teacher compensation and support MDTP programming on their campuses.


Million Dollar Teacher Tree

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Growing the Tree

Million Dollar Teacher Tree was first developed in a classroom by students in a program called, Next Generation Service Corps at Arizona State University in December of 2017. These students were tasked by Lloyd Hopkins, founder of Million Dollar Teacher project with developing a project that can potentially become an integral part in helping MDTP achieve its mission. The group eventually developed the original prototype for Million Dollar Teacher Tree—a cutout dollar sign that would be placed in surrounding businesses near the partner school. The idea was pitched to staff members of MDTP during the last of their class, and the project was picked up by MDTP as a new pilot program for the organization. After many months of planning, the prototype was eventually revamped into what it is today, Million Dollar Teacher Tree.

Golden Apple

These apples are intended to provide any sort of Professional Development which, in turn, gifts them with key knowledge to add to their personal skill-set to better work with their students.

As educators, teachers are constantly looking to continually grow in their profession to not only learn how to better connect with their students, but to also make the learning experience much more exciting.

Suggested donation amount range: $10 – $100

Red Apple

These apples are designed to provide the typical day-to-day items in the classroom. Teachers spend can spend upwards of $1,000 out of pocket to have enough supplies yearlong for their students– to alleviate this, the Red Apples were created.

Everyday school supplies include; pencils, notebooks, crayons, hand sanitizer, etc.

Green Apple

These apples are intended to provide a big-ticket item for the teachers. These supplies are typically something that the teachers can use for more than one school year.

Examples include; a class-set of computers or new furniture for the classroom.

Suggested donation amount: $500+