Fundraising is the cornerstone of independent school financing. It is our school's way of working to contain tuition increases while providing the best possible program for our students.
Through strong parental involvement, we are able to provide one of the most reasonable tuition programs for a private school education in the Bay Area.
Each year, Presentation School's Development Office and School Administration ask our community to support our school in a variety of ways. We hope each family will consider its capacity to support Presentation's fundraising over the course of their years and apportion that support among the opportunities available. While this is a brief overview, there are many opportunities during the year to learn about each of these activities.
The Presentation Imagine Auction is the premier Development event of the year attended by parents, friends, faculty and staff. Traditionally held in the early fall, the Imagine Auction features an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a live auction, followed by a beautifully catered dinner and dancing. The Imagine Auction is a great community event and provides a significant financial return toward our operations at Presentation School. In fact, all proceeds from the Imagine Auction directly benefit and enhance the academic and scholarship programs of the school, creating an environment where our students thrive. Tickets for this October's party are available in the office today.
Our Holiday Christmas Party is a time for community building. This year all proceeds from this event will go to the Redwood Food Bank, every year we will decide on another non-profit we could help.
The Presentation School hosts a community concert each February! This event brings the greater Sonoma Valley together for live music, dancing, cocktails, a casual dinner options, and good old fashion fun.
The show explores the consequences of actions taken in the first act, and the need for community in order to survive "the Woods". Among the many messages expressed in the musical, one of the strongest is that unless people are gathering for one mission, the mission cannot be accomplished, as long as each is egocentric. The Presentation Schools production will feature over 100 students grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Both the art and music departments are featured in the performances.
This event is a major source of income for our operational budget. The golf tournament includes a dinner and auction, all are welcome even non-golfers.
Each year there are a variety of fundraising opportunities. Families make special gifts in honor of a loved one, a Presentation graduate, a family member celebrating a special occasion. These gifts go directly to our scholarship fund. The school community also participates in eScrip, which channels a percentage of funds spent at retail stores directly back to Presentation. Occasionally, we have other special funding opportunities that are announced more broadly to the school's community.
Anyone can earn to support the Presentation School - parents, family, and friends. Even if you are not enrolled with eScrip - just click on the link, shop or download AutoEARN, and earn anonymously!