Beverly Vista School

PTA » BV Pride Annual Fund FAQs

BV Pride Annual Fund FAQs

HEREFrequently Asked Questions About BV Pride Annual Fund



WHAT IS THE BV PRIDE ANNUAL FUND?        
The BV Pride Annual Fund is Beverly Vista's annual fundraising campaign.  The BV Pride Annual Fund contributions made by each family stay at Beverly Vista to pay for school programs and services not funded by the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) or the State of California.  These include multimedia/ educational technology, performing arts/music, supplemental textbooks, enrichment, and teacher classroom enhancements. These programs and services would not exist without the financial support of Beverly Vista's families.

HOW MUCH IS THE BV PRIDE ANNUAL FUND CONTRIBUTION?
The BV PRIDE ANNUAL FUND contribution requested is $500 per student.  You are welcome to give more.  It is our goal to have 100% of all BV families participate this year, regardless of the amount given.  While we understand not everyone is in the same financial position, we know that everyone can give something.  Some employers have Gift Matching Programs, so please check at work.  We appreciate any amount you can give. Please participate!

HOW MUCH OF MY DONATION GOES TOWARD PTA MEMBERSHIP?
An additional $10 pays for a PTA membership, which allows one individual to vote at the PTA meetings and includes membership in the National and California State PTA organizations.  Each PTA membership is $10.For example, for two PTA memberships (e.g., two parents), include an additional $20 ($10 per person) and indicate names of members. The BV Pride Annual Fund contribution is separate from the PTA membership due but can be donated together.
FOR EXAMPLE: If you have one parent who wants to join the PTA, and one child at BV,  your suggested donation is $510 ($500 for the BV Pride Annual Fund, and $10.00 for a PTA membership). If you have two parents who want to join the PTA and one child at BV, your suggested donation would be $520 ($500 to BV Pride Annual Fund, and $20 for two PTA memberships).  If you have two children at BV, and one parent who joins the PTA, your suggested total donation would be $1,010 ($1,000 dollars for BV Pride Annual Fund for two children, and $10 for a PTA membership).  

IS THERE RECOGNITION FOR AMOUNTS OF $1,000 OR MORE?
Yes.  Those families who contribute $1,000 or more will be recognized on the 2016-2017 Benefactor Plaque displayed in the school atrium.

WHY CAN'T I WAIT AND GIVE AT ANOTHER FUNDRAISER?
BV Pride Annual Fund is our major fundraiser that provides many of the programs and services our children need at Beverly Vista.  It is the most efficient and cost effective way of getting money directly into your children's classroom.

CAN I MAKE MY DONATION ONLINE?
Yes. Contributions can be made online by clicking HERE!

I CAN'T GIVE THE FULL AMOUNT NOW.  DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes. Payment options are available on the attached contribution envelope.

IS THE MONEY I GIVE TO THE BV PRIDE ANNUAL FUND TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
 Yes.  Your donation is fully tax-deductible.  You will receive your charitable donation thank you letter before January 31, 2017.

WHY DO I HAVE TO SIGN THE ANNUAL FUND ENVELOPE?

Our school and students will benefit so much from your donation, that we want to make sure you are given the envelope by your child, and are made aware of its importance. 

DO OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE DONATION PROGRAMS?

Absolutely! Other public schools in our area request up to $1,750!

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Feel free to e-mail us at: talk2bvpta@yahoo.com.  We are always available to help.