LA JOLLA ELEMENTARY
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIN
As we prepare for each new school year, it’s important to remind ourselves of the value an enriched education provides. As you know, La Jolla Elementary is a public school and the resources provided by the state and local funding are not sufficient to achieve our goals.
Reducing class size and providing greater instructional support for our student’s daily educational programs
Providing the myriad of enrichment programs such as art, music, technology which enhance our children’s overall educational experience
Enhancing our curriculum with up-to-date technology
Making campus improvements that beautify the learning environment and create green spaces for students to work and play
Each August, Friends of La Jolla Elementary (Friends), launches an Annual Giving Campaign to raise funds to bridge the gap between public funding and the resources needed to provide an enriched education. Now more than ever, Friends needs the support from families to help our school maintain excellence in this unprecedented time.
We Are Committed To An Enriched Education.
Through our Annual Giving Campaign, our goal is to be in a position to answer “yes” when our school, teachers, and administrators call on Friends for funding to improve the safety, education, and community experience of our school.
Last year, the benefits we provided averaged $1,400 per LJES student. Our fundraising focus this year is to encourage 100% participation at the donation level that is appropriate for each LJES family, with the understanding all families are making sacrifices and facing adversity.
Each and every dollar counts, and any donation you make is appreciated and supports our students.
PLEASE GIVE WHATEVER YOU CAN
There are many ways to give to La Jolla Elementary School. The Annual Giving Campaign is an absolutely necessary part of our fundraising activities, helping sustain our excellent public school.
Your donation does make a huge difference, and gives the gift of an enriched education to every student at our extraordinary public school. Together, with your generosity, we can continue to ensure our children receive the best possible education and experience.
Donors at the Gold, Silver, and Bronze level by Friday, October 13, 2023, will be invited to an Annual Giving Campaign cocktail party hosted at one of our families' beautiful homes in La Jolla.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! Friends of La Jolla Elementary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, separate from La Jolla Elementary School and the San Diego Unified School District, that supports fund raising at our school. Our Tax ID Number is 33-0080727.
How can I give?
You can donate through our website if you would like to pay with a credit card by clicking give now.
Can I pay by cheque?
If you would like to pay by check, you can download the AGC donation form here and send your payment to our school:
Attn: Annual Giving Campaign
Friends of La Jolla Elementary School, Inc.
7337 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Can I pay in installments?
Yes! You can donate all at once or pay in installments throughout the school year. Please contact Crystal Duimstra to set up your installment payment schedule.
Do you accept corporate matching gifts, donations from non-LJES parents, and stock?
Yes to all of the above! Thanks to stock donations, corporate matching gifts, and donations from community members and family, our school has raised thousands of dollars in additional funds for our children. If your company provides matching, please contact Elizabeth Van Clief.
If you have any other questions on the Annual Giving Campaign, please contact Crystal Duimstra.