Sponsor a Student Team


By sponsoring a student team at the Team Challenge, you can provide students with the skills and experience needed to make smart financial decisions.

At Magnetar Academy, we believe technology, teamwork, and experiential learning are essential to teaching financial education effectively. The Challenge is a testament to this–it gives high school students a first-hand experience of what it’s like to work on a trading floor, tests their knowledge of financial concepts, and provides them with an opportunity to interact with local financial professionals.

By sponsoring a student team at the Challenge, your impact goes beyond one event. Academy students complete over 30 hours of financial education during the school year. The Academy also provides professional development and on-going support to teachers to help them bring personal finance into the classroom.

Sponsorship is $2,500 a team. In appreciation of your generous donation, donors will be prominently recognized and acknowledged at the Challenge, and teams will be identified by their sponsorship.

To donate, please complete the Team Sponsorship Form and include it with your check. Please make checks payable to Magnetar Capital Foundation and mail to 1603 Orrington Ave, 13th Floor, Evanston, IL 60201.

We hope you will join us in our efforts to bring free and high-quality financial education to Chicago students.  Together, we can provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions, now and in the future.