MDE Education Fund
MDE Education Fund
Dear MDE families,
It is hard to believe the school year is upon us again! It is always fun to watch our little ones reach new milestones in these years of rapid development.
As MDE PFC Fundraising Chairs, we are writing you to first thank you for your continued financial contribution to the school. Last year, we raised enough money to fund key academic initiatives in the form of educational staff (e.g. reading specialists), programs (e.g. new STEM lab), technology (e.g. replacement computers), and support (e.g. supplies for classrooms).
Forty percent (40%) of our funding comes from direct contributions at Prep Day (known as Education or “Ed” Fund). Interestingly, about 40% of our parents participate. Using simple math, if 100% of parents participated, we could fund our entire year of programming and eliminate all other fundraisers!
So we are asking each of you to contribute $200 per student for the year. We recognize that not all parents have that much money to give, especially those with multiple children. So give what you can! Together, we always figure out a way to keep our important educational programs solvent.
To participate in this year’s giving campaign, please bring cash, check or credit card to this year’s Prep Day OR go to www.mtdiabloelementarypfc.org and use the “Donate” button. And again, we thank you.
Steve Rossi & Erin Bennett
The MDE Education Fund is the primary source of PFC funding. 100% of this direct, tax-deductible cash donation goes to programs that benefit ALL students.
Corporate matching doubles your donation to the MDE Education Fund.
Companies that match:
For example, your donation of $180 becomes a $360 donation!
Some companies also make donations to match the hours you volunteer with the school - whether in the classroom or as part of PFC events and programs!Which companies match?
Here are three ways to find out:
- Check this list of Bay Area corporations that match donations
- Contact your Human Resources Department
Ask your Human Resources Department for a Matching Gift form (many can be obtained online) and complete your portion. At Prep Day, include the completed Matching Gift form with your MDE Education Fund form (at right), or bring the two forms to the school office — at any time during the year. Be sure to complete the employer information on the MDE Education Fund form.
Questions? Contact Erin Bennett, VP Fundraising.
United Way of The Bay Area provides financial support through the Annual Workplace Campaign. This program allows employees to direct their United Way contribution to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Please indicate that you would like your contributions given directly to the Mt.Diablo Elementary PFC, 5880 Mt. Zion Drive, Clayton 94517.
For more information on this program, please visit: www.uwba.org.