Schools in California have been and continued to be underfunded. In California, the average per student funding is $9,400 while the National average is $11,500. The San Francisco Unified District only covers the basic necessities for the school to function. Hence, the Annual Giving Campaign is our biggest donation drive for the year.
Last year our school raised a total of $69,000. With that amount, our PTA spent an average of $119 per student. This year, we are hoping to increase that amount with your support.
How the Funds are Spent
Except for a small percentage spent on administrative costs, all donations go directly into your child's education and enrichment programs.
PTA Supported Programs and Events include:
- Field Trips
- Student Talent Show
- Halloween Parade
- Family Events (Game Night, Movie Night)
- Principal Coffee Talks
- New Student Orientation & Outreach
- Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch
- Read A Loud Program
- Technology Equipment
- Education Outside
- Math Tutor
- Instructional Materials
- Classroom Supplies Stipends
This year, our goal is to raise $350 per child, or $600 for families with more than one child. However, we realize that some families will not be able to meet our goal amount. In that case, any contribution that reflects the value you put on your child's education will be greatly appreciated. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Our children deserve the best education possible, and you can help. Every dollar received helps to bridge the gap between an ordinary school experience and an exceptional education. Donate today and make a difference in your child's future.
How to Donate
Write a check with your donation amount payable to "Robert Louis Stevenson PTA". Either give the check to your child's teacher or drop it off at the main office along with this form. You can fill out the form directly on your computer and print it out.
Choose one of the three Paypal buttons below to donate by credit card. For your convenience, one button is prefilled with our goal amount; a second button allows you to donate the goal amount on a monthly basis for 10 months; and, the last button gives you the opportunity to donate your amount of choice. *Please enter your child's name and room number at checkout
Employer Donation Matching
Corporate matching is a great way to double or even triple your contribution. Most medium to large corporations in the Bay Area match their employee donation. Click on this easy tool to check if your employer offers donation matching.
We are tax exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Our Federal Identification Number is 94-6174525