Because of your financial support, Del Rey and its incredible teachers can continue to provide your children with the best elementary education in California. The money raised by the Parents' Club through the Annual Fund supports:
- Small Classes
- Classroom Assistants and Supplies
- Library Services
- Physical Education
- Science Education
- Teacher Professional Development
- Technology for the 21st Century Education Learning
To keep these programs in place, the Annual Fund must raise at least $390,000 this school year. We ask every family to contribute, as funds raised benefit each child at the school. Rest assured; even if we raise more than $390,000, 100% of those funds will stay at Del Rey. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift at one of the following Annual Fund donor levels. Your family name will be listed in the appropriate donor tier on the Del Rey website.
- Leaders’ Circle - $5,000+ total donation
- Friends’ Circle - $500 above and beyond the recommended $1,200 per student
- Above & Beyond - $250 above and beyond the recommended $1,200 per student
- Dolphin - $1,200 donation for each student you have at Del Rey
All donations will be gratefully accepted; 100% participation is our goal. Families donating less than $1200/child will be listed in the “Donor” tier on the Del Rey website.
HOW TO DONATE:
There are several convenient ways to pay:
- Write a check to DRPC Annual Fund, and mail or deliver it to the school office: Del Rey Annual Fund, 25 El Camino Moraga, Orinda, CA 94563. Paying by check avoids credit card processing fees, ensuring that 100% of your donation goes to Del Rey.
- Donate online HERE
RESERVED PARKING SPACES!
How nice would it be to always have a place to park at Del Rey! To encourage early and full donations, Del Rey has agreed to provide three reserved parking spaces dedicated to families who have made significant contributions to the Annual Fund. We raffle those spots off throughout the year. Click here for more detailed information.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Are my contributions tax-deductible?
A: Yes. Del Rey Parents’ Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with Federal Tax I.D. number 68-0422-097. Because all money donated goes into programs at the school, your entire contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted based on your tax situation.
Q: What are matching funds, and how do I get them?
A: Many companies, particularly larger ones, will match some or all of your contribution to the Annual Fund through a "Matching Funds" program. Ask your employer's HR department if your company provides matching funds and what you need to do to be sure that your contribution is matched to the fullest extent. If your employer provides a matching gift, you will need to ask HR for a "matching gift form," or the equivalent, to start the process.
Q: How will the Parents' Club spend the money donated to the Annual Fund?
A: The Parents’ Club works hand-in-hand with the OUSD School Board, OUSD administration, Del Rey administration, Del Rey teachers, Del Rey parents and the parents’ clubs from all the other Orinda elementary schools to make sure that the money raised by the Annual Fund (and our other fundraising efforts) is targeted to its greatest need. The Parents’ Club sets a new budget for each school year in a process that is open and transparent to all Del Rey families. For 2018-2019, the biggest Parents’ Club expenditures will be for reduced class sizes, classroom assistants and supplies, PE, library support and science support. Last year and this year we will continue to make a large investment in technology.
Q: How much of the money I contribute to the Annual Fund will actually fund Del Rey programs?
A: Almost all of it. Rev Trac (the Del Rey Web Store) charges a commission including credit card processing fees, and the Annual Fund committee has a $1,000 budget for mailings, etc. Every other penny goes directly to Del Rey. Assuming we meet our goal of raising $390,000, approximately 96.6% of your donation - or $1,160 of the recommended $1,200 contribution—will go directly to the school. If you donate by check instead of via the Del Rey Web Store, then that becomes closer to 100%.
Q: What is the relationship between the Annual Fund and the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO)?
A: The Annual Fund and EFO are two distinct but equally important pieces of the overall funding puzzle for Del Rey. The Del Rey Parents' Club raises the Annual Fund from Del Rey parents, and all the money goes to Del Rey. EFO is a separate organization that raises money from the entire Orinda community and contributes those funds to Del Rey and all the other Orinda schools. Del Rey's annual budget depends on the funds it receives from both the Annual Fund and EFO. Without the money raised and contributed to Del Rey by both funds, there will be a big gap in the Del Rey operating budget. So it is important for all Del Rey families to contribute to both funds. Our goal every year is 100% participation by Del Rey families in both the Annual Fund and EFO.
Q. Will my contribution really make a difference?
A: Yes! Yes! Yes! Every dollar is important. Our financial goal is critical, and our hope for 100% participation shows our strength as a community and our support for a higher standard for our children.
Q: Why can't I use my American Express card to make my Annual Fund contribution?
A: American Express charges higher transaction fees than VISA or Mastercard.
Q: If I have any other questions, whom should I contact?
A: Please email
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
With your financial support, Del Rey can continue to provide your children with the best elementary education in California. Please donate now HERE