2016-2017 West Portal Elementary Education Fund
This year at West Portal we are asking teachers, staff, students and parents:
What is your why? Why do you and your children love West Portal?
Is it the fun of visiting Mrs. Mack and the chickens in the school garden? Is it the joy of singing at assemblies with Ms. Susan? Is it the delight of cheering for our CPAP students as they march confidently in the Chinese New Year parade? Is it the pride of seeing our children grow into bucket-fillers under the guidance of Mrs. Callaghan? Is it the comfort of meeting other parents at the school camping trip and recognizing what a wonderful extended village we make together? If one of these, or any of the many other Parents Club-sponsored activities and educational opportunities, are your “why”, please consider making a financial contribution to support the West Portal Parents Club Education Fund.
Recent Parents Club projects: In addition to many recurring expenses, we recently funded several campus enhancements including: new classroom book libraries, new auditorium curtains and speakers, library shelf and table upgrades, paint and window repair for yard 1 and 2 bungalows, and new furniture and Chromebooks for the computer lab.
Fundraising Goal: Each year the Parents Club raises money through three main fundraisers: the Read-A-Thon in the Fall, and the Auction/Raffle in the Spring, and our direct giving campaign (The Ed Fund) that runs year round. This year our cumulative fundraising goal is to raise at least $250,000. We did it last year and, together, we can do it again.
Suggested Ed Fund Contribution: Our standard request is $475 for families with one student or $725 for those with more than one. However, we ask that every family give the most substantial gift possible – some families give $10, others give $5,000. All donors will be recognized equally on our annual donor’s list, regardless of donation size.
We also strongly encourage all donors to ask if their employers make matching contributions. Last year 28% of Ed Fund contributions came from corporate matching. All Ed Fund donations are 100% tax deductible.
On behalf of our children, our teachers, our staff and our parents, thank you for helping us build a better West Portal.
Questions? Email EdFund@westportalschool.com
What Programs Does the Parents Club Support?
Here is a partial list of where your donations have gone in the past.
Should you have any questions regarding this year's Education Fund, do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to EdFund@westportalschool.com.
How to Donate
Please check the List of Companies that Match Donations to see if your company matches donations, or ask your HR representative.
To donate, please follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Fill out this form.
Please print the form and fill it out in its entirety.
Step 2: Check to see if your company matches donations.
Did you know that many companies large and small will match your donation? West Portal gets TWICE as much money this way! So we strongly encourage you to check if you or your spouse works for such a company.
Some schools make up to $40,000 each year through company matching alone. Please help West Portal to become one of those schools. It's free money for us -- the best kind!
Please check the List of Companies that Match Donations to see if your company matches donations, or ask your HR representative. Let us know on your form if your company appears on the list.
Step 3: Send us your donation.
You may donate either online (below) or by sending us your donation. Online is our preferred method.
Please send your form from Step 1 above along with your donation. You can drop them off in the school's office, in your child’s Thursday folder, or mail them to: 5 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127.
Option A: Donate Online - choose your desired donation method below...
|Suggestion for 1 Child||Suggestion for 2+ Children||Set Your Own Amount|
|Use this button to make your $475 donation.||Use this button to make your $725 donation.||Use this button to donate any amount you desire.|
*WPPC pays a nominal fee to PayPal
Option B: Pay By Cash or Check
If you want to donate by check, please make it payable to "West Portal Parents Club".
Please do not mail cash.
Should you have any additional questions regarding this year’s Education Fund, do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to EdFund@westportalschool.com