Cash for Kingsley - Annual Fund
What is the Cash for Kingsley Annual Fund?
Cash for Kingsley is Kingsley’s main fundraiser, which supports many of the incredible programs and opportunities that are offered for Kingsley’s students and teachers. Instead of selling wrapping paper, cookie dough, or participating in other sale-based fundraisers, the Kingsley PTO is opting to ask for a one-time contribution from families, where our school will keep 100% of the proceeds donated.
I already pay school property taxes. Why should I contribute to the annual fund?
Annual fund donations are essential to deliver the high-quality programs and activities at Kingsley Elementary. Financial contributions by Kingsley parents and community members fill the educational gap caused by inadequate county funding. With the annual fund, we are able to over double how much money is available to spend on our school, each dollar of which directly and positively impacts our students. Simply put, county funds provide the bare necessities (think toilet paper and soap) and we provide the rest.
Is 100% participation by families important?
Yes. One hundred percent participation in Cash for Kingsley shows our commitment to the school, its teacher and staff, and our children. While donations differ in size, each donation has the same positive impact on participation.
How do I know how much to give?
There is no set rule as to exactly how much to give. We only ask that each family give the best donation they can to the Cash for Kingsley Annual Fund. If $120 is given per family, the PTO will be able to meet its annual fund goal of $30,000, which will meet approximately 75% of our budgeted operating expenses this year.
We can only accomplish this goal if everyone participates in this program. All contributions are kept confidential.
I can’t give very much. Should I still make a donation?
Yes. All financial donations to the Annual Fund make a difference. We know that every family’s situation is unique and we appreciate you for participating as best as your can.
Who can donate to the Cash for Kingsley Annual Fund?
Anyone! Parents, grandparents, other family members, neighbors, friends, even your orthodontist who “owes you one” since you are paying them a small fortune for your child’s braces J
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. As of July 5th, 2016, Kingsley Parent Teacher Organization, Inc. has applied for 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Our application is pending and within the next three months we will have our tax ID and non-profit status, which you may use for tax-filing purposes. Your donation will be fully tax-deductible as provided by law. No goods, gifts, or services of any value will be received in connection with this donation.
Why do we also raise money through the Kingsley Derby Fun Run, Spring Fling, Spirit Nights, and Merchant Rebates?
The answer is simple… The more we raise, the more we can do to improve our school. When we reach our Annual Fund goal, we will still need to fundraise the other 25% of our operating budget. Hopefully through, we will be able to raise money even beyond that. The PTO looks forward to being able to start to create a “Wish List” of items to better our school, such as playground equipment for our students and even a STEM classroom. For now though, it is critical that we strive to raise enough money to cover our budgeted items, and to do this we need to participate in these exciting and fun filled family events and use merchant rebates to top off our fundraising goal.
What your donation goes to support…
- Teacher Stipends for in Classroom Resources
- Media Center Resources
- Leveled Reading Room
- Teacher Appreciation & Recognition
- Professional Development for Teachers
- Cultural Programming
- Student Recognition
- Family Programs (VIP Breakfast, Potlucks)
- High Tech High Touch & GABIE Bus
- Field Day
- And So Much More!
PLEASE NOTE: The Kingsley PTO is in the process of applying for non-profit status. We will send out a notice as soon as our status has been confirmed.