The Sunshine Fund was established by high-school student Gaia Murphy in 2016 with the goal of raising awareness amongst her contemporaries and generating funds to support educational opportunities at March to the Top’s New Hope – AINA. Driven by the belief that youth can help youth and any capable student deserves equal opportunity, we seek to provide the pathway so the students can gain access to the same opportunities we do. In both spirit and substance, March to the Top continues to support these efforts of youth for youth aid.


The Sunshine Fund seeks to provide a secondary school scholarship to the student who demonstrates the highest level of achievement while attending the New Hope – AINA’s primary school, Paolo Academy. The chosen recipient exhibits promise both academically and as a leader in the community.

Standards of the Sunshine Fund:

  • The recipient of the Sunshine Fund agrees to continually uphold high academic standards.
  • The recipient of the Sunshine Fund agrees to dedicate themselves to the betterment of their community.
  • The recipient of the Sunshine Fund agrees to involve themselves in opportunities involving future leadership.

Sunshine Fund 2016 Recipients:

Purity Makena John
Anastasia Kathambi

Sunshine Fund 2017 Recipient:

Linda Gakii




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