Foundation

  • Skyline School Foundation: Funding Our Children's Education

    Funds raised by the Skyline School Foundation

    • Keep class sizes small
    • Support a well-rounded education for our kids
    • Enhance Library and Technology
    • Provide Physical Education
    • Expand Language Enrichment

     

    What is the Skyline School Foundation?
    We are parent volunteers and donors joining together to improve education at Skyline School.

    How does the Foundation Improve Education?
    The Foundation is the only parent organization that can directly fund additional staffing for Skyline School. We help pay for needed educators when public funding falls short. The first $10k raised is 100% dedicated to Skyline School. Two-thirds of additional funds raised stay at Skyline School, while the remaining third goes to our umbrella organization, All Hands Raised  (AHR)(www.allhandsraised.org ). AHR sends these funds to the PPS Equity Fund, where it is used to fund education improvements district-wide.

    What has the Foundation been able to do in the past?
    The Skyline School Foundation became active in 2001-02 and has been continuously providing for additional school staff. Over the years the Foundation has funded Spanish teachers, PE teachers, Educational Assistants, Elementary and Middle School teachers.

    How does the Foundation raise the funds to do this?
    Individual donors make tax-deductible donations. Many local employers match including Daimler, Intel, Nike, Techtronix. Check with your HR employer to find out if your company matches donations.

    Budget your giving by becoming a Sustaining Circle donor. Make recurring donations through the All Hands Raised website. Go to https://allhandsraised.org/donate/.

    Our biggest fundraiser is the Annual School Auction in March!

    How can I help the Foundation improve education at Skyline School?

    1. Donate: For one-time or regular contributions you can contribute online here https://allhandsraised.org/donate/

    IMPORTANT: Select Skyline School & check with your employer to see if they offer matching donation funds!

    2. Participate. Volunteer or come to any of our meetings! Foundation meetings are every 4th Thursday at 7pm in the Skyline Library. If you can’t make the meetings, we’d love to have volunteers help with our fundraisers, or put your creativity to work suggesting new fundraisers or improvements to existing events. Contact any of the listed Foundation officers for opportunities to help keep Skyline School a great place to learn!

    Foundation Board

    2019-2020
    Chair: Tiffani Torgeson torgesontiffani@gmail.com    
     Secretary: Erika Gustafson emacy.gustafson@gmail.com  
     Treasurer:  Michelle Ruppelt – interim treasurer – ruppeltfamily@yahoo.com  
     Auction Co-Chairs: Liz Ascher  leezard85@yahoo.com  
     Auction Chair:  Morgan Bors skylineauction@gmail.com