Annual Giving 2009-2010

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					Annual Giving Donation Guidelines:                                    Annual Giving Installment Plan:
                                                                      We are proud to offer an installment plan, whether pay-
    Donor Level       $ Amount       Includes:                        ing by check or credit card, you choose the payment
     Champion           $250.00      Field Trips, Small Group
                                                                      structure that best fits your family’s budget.                Marshall Lane PTA
                       (per child    Instruction Literacy             Paying by credit card? Click on ‘installment’ when
                         K - 5)      Program, PE, Librarian,
                                     Technology Lab, Class-
                                                                      completing your online credit card donation.                  Annual Giving
                                                                      Payment by check? Please arrange with your banking
                                     room Computers, Class-
                                     room Supplies, Music,
                                                                      institution to set up an installment plan.                     2009 – 2010
                                     Art, Family Programs,            Annual Giving Payment Options:
                                     PTA Membership, 2009-            Giving to Marshall Lane Elementary School has never
                                     2010 Marshall Lane               been easier. Enclosed is a return slip with payment
                                     Directory, Recognition in        preferences, please complete and return in the
                                     School-Wide Annual               included return envelope.
                                                                                                                                   The road to knowledge,
                                     Giving Communication             Check: Checks should be made payable to:
                                                                                                                                     help pave the way.
                                                                             Marshall Lane PTA
                                                                      Credit Card: See ‘Online Giving’
       Silver         $1000.00 ALL of the above PLUS                  Online Giving: Go to www.MarshallLanePTA.org
                     (per family) Pumpkin Walk Carnival                     Click on Annual Giving Online payments
                                  Family Pass (Four wrist-                  can be made using the credit card of your
                                  bands & 20 food tickets)                  choosing Installment plan options available

                                                                      Annual Giving Corporate Matching:
        Gold          $1500.00 ALL of the above PLUS                  Want to Double YOUR donation dollars? Many local
                     (per family) Two Tickets to the Spring           companies will match your donation. Contact your
                                  Fling                               employer to initiate the matching grant process.
                                                                      It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
                                                                        1. Get matching grant form from your employer.
     Platinum         $2000.00 ALL of the above PLUS                   2. Fill out employee section.
                     (per family) personalized commemo-
                                  rative plaque displayed              3. Include form with your donation.
                                  on campus                           For a list of employers who provide matching grants
                                                                      go to: www.wfdd.org/matching.htm.
                                                                      Still unsure? Please include your company name and
                                                                      address on the return slip and we’ll find out for you!
2009-2010 Annual Giving Crew
Amanda Morris, Carolyn Driscoll, Dorothy Glantz,                      Annual Giving & PTA Membership:
Liz Klingler, Mike Landers, Natalie Shaquer &                         PTA membership is included with your donation. While
Tricia Urrutia                                                        everyone is encouraged to attend PTA meetings, only-
                                                                      members are eligible to vote. On your return slip please
                                                                      indicate if you would like a single membership (default)
             Please help pave the way…                                or dual membership.
               make your donation to
                                                                      Marshall Lane School Directory:
                Annual Giving today!                                  The Directory is also included with your Annual Giving
                                                                      donation. Please complete the return slip with the
                                                                      information as you would like it included in your
                                                                      directory listing.
                                                                                                                                 MARSHALL LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Thank you to Margie Reynolds, YDesign & HP for their generous
donation of layout, graphics & printing services for this campaign.
            Marshall Lane PTA                                                                                             with School Site Council, the PTA strives to help
                                                                                                                          fund these.
         Annual Giving 2009 – 2010                                                                                     Q: Why do I need to support other fundraising
    MARSHALL LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                                                                       programs if I donate to Annual Giving?
             the road to knowledge,                                                                                    A: Annual Giving is the first ‘lap’ in funding the valu-
               help pave the way                                                                                          able programs offered at Marshall Lane. It is
                                                                                                                          designed to function in conjunction with the
                The Marshall Lane Parent and Teacher                                                                      community fundraisers that provide the balance
                  Association (PTA) supports all                                                                          of our programs budget Plus these community
                   Marshall Lane children along their                                                                     events are tons of fun for the students, families,
                    road to knowledge. We provide                                                                         and teachers.
                   educational and enrichment
                                                                         Large or small,
                                                                                                                       Q: I volunteer a lot of time at the school. Why should
                   programs essential for teaching,                   your donation will help                             I still pay?
                 learning and discovery.                                  ‘pave the way’                               A: The school needs your time to support the pro-
Since 2005, the Annual Giving Campaign has been a          Questions & Answers                                            grams and your money to provide the funds for
vital source of funds for the Marshall Lane PTA and the    Q: Why should I donate to Annual Giving?                       the programs. Without the funds there would be
primary way for parents and friends to sustain the         A: Study after study has shown that a well-rounded             no programs, and without your time it would not
special programs that set Marshall Lane apart.                education goes beyond the basics and includes               be possible to run them. We appreciate the
                                                              music, art, physical fitness and other enrichment.          contribution of both your valuable time and money
State budget cuts are dramatic. Children are the ones         Annual Giving exists to ensure that these critical          for the continuing success of our school.
who ultimately lose as education bears a big hit from         priorities are available for our children.               Q: What have other local schools requested as
the economic downturn. Through your support,
                                                           Q: What does my Annual Giving donation finance?                donations?
Marshall Lane will be able to maintain its academic
                                                           A: Each school uses local funds raised by the PTA to        A: Los Gatos - $600 (1 child); $900 (2 or more
leadership, even as public funding declines. In order
                                                              finance programs that the district does not provide.        children)
to continue to provide the programs we funded this
                                                              Our school's PTA raises funds through the direct            Saratoga - $700 (1 child); $1400 (2 children);
past year we will need to raise approximately $173,000.
                                                              donation process and a variety of community                    $2100 (3+ children)
The success of the Annual Giving Campaign rests               based fundraising events, which are held through-           Los Altos - $700 (1 child); $1400 (2 children);
on the generosity of parents, teachers, students,             out the year. The funds are used primarily to                  $2100 (3+ children)
community members and businesses that support                 support the following:                                      San Jose Unified - $300.00 (1 child); $100
our efforts. Your donation is tax deductible.                                                                                (each additional child)
                                                            • Parents & teachers ranked our PE and Small Group
In these tough economic times, it is our hope that            Instruction Literacy Program in the top 5 in the         Q: Will we need to raise money every year?
you still consider your child’s education to be your          recent survey. Direct donations finance the salary       A: Yes. We want to provide a high quality education
#1 priority.                                                  for this program.                                           for our children and it requires annual fundraising
                                                                                                                          at this level to fund these programs.
                                                            • Parents & teachers ranked library services in the
Every gift to Annual Giving, whatever its size, helps us                                                               Q: How do I get more involved in the campaign?
                                                              top 5 in the recent survey. PTA finances the librarian
continue important programs, and it paves the way to                                                                   A: We love your support. If you would like to help or
                                                              position along with a budget for maintaining the
make a valuable and immediate difference to the lives                                                                     have any further questions, please feel free to
                                                              library materials.
of the children at Marshall Lane. 100% participation                                                                      contact us at annualgiving@marshallLanepta.org.
guarantees the ongoing strength of our school.              • Parents and teachers also ranked technology as
                                                              a top priority. PTA finances the upgrades of hard-
We offer our heartfelt thanks to those individuals and        ware, software, and other equipment that are                       “Education is not the answer
organizations that are able to donate.                        needed in the classrooms and our technology                              to the question.
                                                              center, so that our teachers and students have
                    Marshall Lane
                                                              direct access to technology.                                          Education is the means
                                                            • Due to state budget cuts district funding is not                  to the answer to all questions.”
                                                              sufficient to support Field Trips, Technology, As-
                                                              semblies, Art, Music for Minors, Family Math and                               - William Allin
                                                              Science nights, Supplies, etc. Working together
Marshall Lane                                             Marshall Lane                                             Marshall Lane
Annual Giving 2009 – 2010                                 Annual Giving 2009 – 2010                                 Annual Giving 2009 – 2010
Response Form                                             Response Form                                             Response Form

Name: _______________________________________________     Name: _______________________________________________     Name: _______________________________________________

E-Mail Address: _______________________________________   E-Mail Address: _______________________________________   E-Mail Address: _______________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________________    Phone: _______________________________________________    Phone: _______________________________________________

Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________

Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________

Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________

Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________    Child’s Name: __________________________Grade ________

Please accept my payment in the amount of:                Please accept my payment in the amount of:                Please accept my payment in the amount of:
Champion:          $250/child            $ ____________   Champion:          $250/child            $ ____________   Champion:          $250/child            $ ____________
Silver:            $1,000/family         $ ____________   Silver:            $1,000/family         $ ____________   Silver:            $1,000/family         $ ____________
Gold:              $1,500/family         $ ____________   Gold:              $1,500/family         $ ____________   Gold:              $1,500/family         $ ____________
Platinum:          $2,000/family         $ ____________   Platinum:          $2,000/family         $ ____________   Platinum:          $2,000/family         $ ____________
Other Amount:                            $ ____________   Other Amount:                            $ ____________   Other Amount:                            $ ____________

Payment & Recognition                                     Payment & Recognition                                     Payment & Recognition
(please CHECK all that apply):                            (please CHECK all that apply):                            (please CHECK all that apply):
__Check enclosed payable to Marshall Lane PTA             __Check enclosed payable to Marshall Lane PTA             __Check enclosed payable to Marshall Lane PTA
__Credit Card online at www.marshalllanepta.org           __Credit Card online at www.marshalllanepta.org           __Credit Card online at www.marshalllanepta.org
__Installment plan                                        __Installment plan                                        __Installment plan

__ I prefer my donation to remain anonymous               __ I prefer my donation to remain anonymous               __ I prefer my donation to remain anonymous

Corporate Matching                                        Corporate Matching                                        Corporate Matching
_______ Yes, my company has a matching program            _______ Yes, my company has a matching program            _______ Yes, my company has a matching program
(Please include matching grant form with your response)   (Please include matching grant form with your response)   (Please include matching grant form with your response)

Unsure if your company offers corporate matching?         Unsure if your company offers corporate matching?         Unsure if your company offers corporate matching?
Please include your company name & address, we            Please include your company name & address, we            Please include your company name & address, we
will find out for you!                                    will find out for you!                                    will find out for you!
Employer: ____________________________________________    Employer: ____________________________________________    Employer: ____________________________________________

Employer Address: ____________________________________    Employer Address: ____________________________________    Employer Address: ____________________________________
_____________________________________________________     _____________________________________________________     _____________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________     _____________________________________________________     _____________________________________________________

                      see other side                                            see other side                                            see other side
PTA Membership                                                        PTA Membership                                                        PTA Membership
Please indicate:                                                      Please indicate:                                                      Please indicate:
____ Single membership (default)                                      ____ Single membership (default)                                      ____ Single membership (default)
____ Dual membership                                                  ____ Dual membership                                                  ____ Dual membership

Marshall Lane School Directory                                        Marshall Lane School Directory                                        Marshall Lane School Directory
Please complete the following as you would like it                    Please complete the following as you would like it                    Please complete the following as you would like it
included in your directory listing:                                   included in your directory listing:                                   included in your directory listing:
Parent Names: ________________________________________                Parent Names: ________________________________________                Parent Names: ________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________                Address: _____________________________________________                Address: _____________________________________________

E-Mail: _______________________________________________               E-Mail: _______________________________________________               E-Mail: _______________________________________________

Home Phone: _________________________________________                 Home Phone: _________________________________________                 Home Phone: _________________________________________

Mother’s Cell: _________________________________________              Mother’s Cell: _________________________________________              Mother’s Cell: _________________________________________

Father’s Cell: _________________________________________              Father’s Cell: _________________________________________              Father’s Cell: _________________________________________


Your donation is tax-deductible and will be deposited                 Your donation is tax-deductible and will be deposited                 Your donation is tax-deductible and will be deposited
within 30 days of receipt. You will receive a letter of               within 30 days of receipt. You will receive a letter of               within 30 days of receipt. You will receive a letter of
receipt for tax purposes. Our tax ID # is: 23-7043929                 receipt for tax purposes. Our tax ID # is: 23-7043929                 receipt for tax purposes. Our tax ID # is: 23-7043929
Check with your tax preparer for any tax-deduction                    Check with your tax preparer for any tax-deduction                    Check with your tax preparer for any tax-deduction
questions.                                                            questions.                                                            questions.
Please return completed form to the school office or                  Please return completed form to the school office or                  Please return completed form to the school office or
your child’s teacher.                                                 your child’s teacher.                                                 your child’s teacher.
Large or small, your donation will help ‘pave the way’                Large or small, your donation will help ‘pave the way’                Large or small, your donation will help ‘pave the way’
Thank you for your generosity!                                        Thank you for your generosity!                                        Thank you for your generosity!



                      Marshall Lane                                                         Marshall Lane                                                         Marshall Lane




                 Annual Giving Crew                                                    Annual Giving Crew                                                    Annual Giving Crew
           annualgiving@marshalllanepta.org                                      annualgiving@marshalllanepta.org                                      annualgiving@marshalllanepta.org




 Thank you to Margie Reynolds, YDesign & HP for their generous         Thank you to Margie Reynolds, YDesign & HP for their generous         Thank you to Margie Reynolds, YDesign & HP for their generous
 donation of layout, graphics & printing services for this campaign    donation of layout, graphics & printing services for this campaign    donation of layout, graphics & printing services for this campaign