Saint Joseph Elementary School greatly appreciates your financial support. Gifts to the school may be made in a variety of ways: participating in Scrip, through a gift of cash, by check or credit card, company matching gifts or through a bequest or charitable lead trust, to name only a few. The Development Staff is pleased to work with you in structuring gift opportunities that ensure your philanthropic goals are met while best supporting the needs of the School.
Our annual fundraising efforts include the following major events:
The Annual Fund is our yearly fundraising effort that provides unrestricted gifts to the operating budget of the St. Joseph Elementary School. Your support is essential to the school’s success in providing an outstanding academic program, attracting and retaining dedicated faculty members, supporting students financially and maintaining our facilities. For information about making a donation to the school Annual Fund, please contact the school office.
El Rancho Day Fiesta
El Rancho Day Fiesta is the annual family carnival at St. Joseph Elementary School and will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The event raises money for the school through ticket sales for game booths, food, drinks and desserts. The event also includes a raffle with cash prizes totaling $4250. Admission is free. To purchase activity and/or raffle tickets in advance, call St. Joseph Elementary School at (510) 522-4456. Tickets will also be sold at the event. For more information click here.
The Auction Party is held annually in the spring and is the primary fundraiser sponsored by the St. Joseph Parent-Teacher Group (PTG). The fundraiser proceeds are used for school capital improvements such as the recently completed renovations of the bathrooms and kitchen, new classroom technical equipment, and new playground equipment. The Auction includes both a silent and live auction along with dinner and dancing to live music. Please contact the PTG Auction chair for information about making a donation for the event and/or attending.
Scrip Gift Card Program
Order Scrip Gift Cards from our school and up to eight percent of your purchase will go towards the school’s scrip income. Click here for the Gift Card (scrip) form or contact the school’s bookkeeper, Liz Patrick or (510) 995-9550 for more information.
Box Tops, Labels for Education, Grocery Store Programs
Submitting box tops, labels for education and registering grocery store club cards to the school are easy ways to support the school. To register your Safeway club card click here. To register your NobHill card click here.
If your place of employment matches charitable contributions, you may be able to double or even triple the value of your gift. Matching gift forms are available through your employer's human resources department.
Checks should be made payable to Saint Joseph Elementary School and mailed to the school office.
Bequests are the easiest form of charitable estate planning and enable you to name Saint Joseph Elementary School in your will.
For more information about ways to support Saint Joseph Elementary School, please contact the Office.
- A bequest costs you nothing now, and yet it offers a way for you to support an educational program of your choice or an area in which you are particularly interested.
- A bequest provides a way for you to make a lasting impact on Saint Joseph Elementary School. Many bequests continue to provide valuable support to programs, students, and faculty long after the bequest is received.
- Bequests to Saint Joseph Elementary School are not subject to federal estate taxes, meaning that the School is able to use the full amount of the gift for the purposes you specify.