2017-2018 West Portal Elementary Education Fund
A new year means a fresh start for fundraising. Though tax dollars pay for the basic infrastructure at West Portal, without financial contributions from all of our families many of the activities and educational opportunities that your child loves, would not exist. Today we are writing to ask you to contribute to our direct giving campaign – The Ed Fund. All money from the Ed Fund and our other fundraisers is used to directly support West Portal Elementary.
WPPC investments enhance your child’s education. Rather than looking at flowers in a textbook, our students grow and study plants in the garden with Mrs. Mack. Rather than simply listening to music in a classroom, our students learn to create and love music with Ms. Susan. Rather than letting a child who's having a rough day struggle alone, Ms. Moir, Ms. Fong or Ms. McCue can step in and provide extra support. All together the Parents Club uses ~80% of its budget to fund nine support staff.
In addition to the human support, we fund campus enhancements (classroom book libraries, new auditorium curtains and speakers, library shelf and table upgrades, paint and window repair for yard 1 and 2 bungalows, picnic tables, Chromebooks for the computer lab, etc), community events (movie nights, harvest festival, read-a-palooza, maker playground, school musical, etc), and classroom needs (rugs, furniture, field trip transportation, smart boards, etc).
Fundraising Goal. Each year the Parents Club raises money through three main fundraisers: the Ed Fund, the Read-A-Thon, and the Auction/Raffle. This year our cumulative fundraising goal is to collect at least $350,000. This is ~$50,000 more than we collected last year. The extra funds are required to maintain current levels of support staff for future years. Though this is an ambitious goal, we can do it together!
Suggested Ed Fund Contribution: Our standard request is $500 per student. 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, regardless of donation size. All Ed Fund donations are 100% tax deductible.
We also strongly encourage all donors to ask if their employers make matching contributions. Last year 40% ($56,745) of Ed Fund contributions came from corporate matching. If you need any help with matching requests, please contact us at EdFund@westportalschool.com.
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
How to Donate
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? This is a great way to double (or sometimes Triple!) your money for West Portal! Last year we collected >$50,000 through company matching alone. Please ask an HR rep at your company if they match charitable donations. If they do, please request a match for West Portal. It's free money for us -- the best kind!
Step 3: Send us your donation.
You may donate either online (below) or by sending us your donation. Please make it payable to "West Portal Parents Club".
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. Please do not mail cash.
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