Your Donation Counts
The SEF team has been working hard to ensure that we can continue to support our existing SEF programs in Science, PE, Computer Instruction, Library, Music, and Art for the 2013-2014 school year…but we need your help! Despite the great support we had from our parents at Phonathon, we are still nearly $150,000 short of our goal to fully fund all of our current programs. SEF programs benefit every child in our district. Whether your child is at Saratoga, Foothill, Argonaut, or Redwood, they receive instruction through SEF programs on an ongoing basis. If you have not yet contributed during the 2012-13 school year, please help continue these important programs for our students by making your annual donation. While we recommend a donation of $800 per child, we recognize that every family’s situation is different. Please help by making a donation of whatever amount your family can contribute - see the 'Give Today' section below. At SEF, every donation counts and our goal this year is to have 100% participation from all the families in the Saratoga Union School District. Remember…Your Donation Counts!!
SEF Jogathon 2013
The Saratoga Education Foundation's Jogathon will be held Friday, May 10th from 1:00-3:00pm. This fun Redwood event helps raise money for SEF so that we can continue to provide programs that enable Redwood students to enjoy enriched classroom experiences in science, media instruction and art docent.
Please help keep all the SEF sponsored programs funded for next year by generously supporting Jogathon!
- Each student permission slip/pledge form must be returned by Tuesday, May 7th
- Our goal is a minimum pledge of $150 per student. SEF is currently behind its fundraising goal YTD for 2013. Please make a difference and support Jogathon! SEF leadership level donation is $800 per child.
- Raffle prizes include ipad mini, Wii U, Beats solo headphones, ipod shuffle, Sky High Party (2 hours for 10 students), Laser Quest Party (Mtn View).
- May 24th: All Jogathon Pledge money is due
- May 28-30th Raffle ticket distribution during lunch for prizes
- May 31st Pizza party and raffle drawing
- Come join the fun! Sign up to volunteer. We need your help. Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnaaGwFn0DZDdG0ydzgyYWIwVlNxRm83STBkNXo2UEE#gid=0
SEF would like to thank Gene’s Fine Foods for helping to provide water bottles for this event!
Thank You 2012-2013 SEF Donors!
The Saratoga Education Foundation would like to thank our current year donors for supporting the SEF programs that are so important to our children’s education. All 2012-2013 donors this year will receive a special 30-year anniversary magnet to celebrate 30 years of continuous educational support to the district. It’s not too late to get to leadership level and enjoy our annual Leadership Recognition Event at Cooper Garrod Vineyards on May 3rd! Thank you again to the following families for supporting SEF. List of 2012-2013 donors as of March 1st, 2013.
**corporate matching donations may not be yet be reflected in donor amounts
SEF 2012-2013 Raffle Winners
Congratulations to this year’s raffle winners!
SEF Phonathon 2013 Rings in a Success
The Saratoga Education Foundation raised $70,000 at their annual Phonathon on Sunday, January 27th. Over 50 volunteers, including school staff, helped
make the event a great success. SEF raises over $1 million a year for the Saratoga Union School District. SEF thanks its donors and volunteers for helping to provide a well-rounded education for every child in the district.
On January 27th, the corner of Cox Avenue was buzzing with volunteers in the Alain Pinel offices. Numbering over fifty, the parents from Argonaut, Foothill, Saratoga Elementary and Redwood Middle Schools, SUSD board members, principals, and superintendent rolled up their sleeves together for the annual Saratoga Education Foundation (SEF) Phonathon event.
About half of the volunteers reached out to 700 families in the district by phone and others were busy doing the many tasks required so that by the end of the day letters are prepared, envelopes are sealed and ready for posting. By the end of the evening the donations totalled just over $70,000. These funds will go towards physical education, music, science, art, library and technology instruction in the elementary schools and two full-time science teachers, librarian, library and art class aides in the middle school. SEF raises over $1 million a year for the Saratoga Union School District.
Donations are tax deductible. Saratoga Education Foundation is a non-profit organization which is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 94-2853969. SEF also qualifies as a designated beneficiary of United Way contributions. Donations at any level make an impact! To sustain our grant level, we suggest $800.00 per child in grades K-8.
- Donate by check
Please make your payment payable to 'SEF' and mail to:
Saratoga Education Foundation
P.O. Box 2392
Saratoga, CA 95070
- Donate online using your credit card or your Paypal account
- For other ways to donate, click here.
SEF Annual Report
Saratoga Education Foundation invites you to view our annual report: The Outlook
The Outlook includes:
The all-volunteer SEF board wishes to sincerely thank our donors for supporting Saratoga’s schools last year! It is only by working together that we can maintain the robustness of educational offerings currently benefiting all of our children. We hope to count on you this school year to continue the tradition of excellence in our school community.