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5
Jan
2017

SUMAC Elementary Nearly Doubles Their Fundraising Goal

In 2015, SUMAC Elementary School raised close to $40,000 at their annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. Unfortunately, the school ended up keeping only half of those funds. The full-service fundraising company they hired to run their Jog-A-Thon charged fifty percent of all earnings – in this case, around $20,000! The next year, parent volunteer Megan Glynn said

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16
May
2016

Groveland Elementary School’s Inaugural Read-A-Thon A Great Success!

For their fall fundraiser, Groveland Elementary volunteers wanted to do something unique and unprecedented in their school’s history. Not only did they want to raise money for their academic programs, but they also wanted to incorporate a learning initiative in the fundraising process. The result was a highly successful month-long Read-A-Thon, a fun and educational

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10
Jun
2015

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation Fills Gaps Left By State Budget Cuts

Fifteen years ago, when the State of California budget cuts threatened to limit K-12 students’ access to extra-curricular subjects like music and art, a group of concerned parents decided they wanted more for their children. Along with the Del Mar Union School District, the parents worked to establish the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF),

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3
Jun
2015

Small Elementary School Fires Big-Name Fundraising Company; Doubles its Profits at a Fraction of the Cost

Chestnut Charter Elementary School has been holding its annual “Fun Run” fundraiser for several years, but was never able to keep much of its profits, or raise much money at all — until now. In the past, the small school hired a big-name fundraising company, Boosterthon, to put on their fun run. In return, Boosterthon

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28
May
2015

Title I School Uses PledgeStar for Jog-A-Thon Fundraising; Exceeds $30,000 Goal

With the help of PledgeStar, students at San Juan Elementary, a Title I Spanish Immersion School in San Juan Capistrano, exceeded their ambitious fundraising goal of $30,000 at their annual Jog-A-Thon in November, bringing in a total of over $37,000. As a Title I School, over 40% of the student’s families qualify for reduced price

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27
May
2015

With PledgeStar, Wagon Wheel Elementary only needs one fundraiser

In 2013, Wagon Wheel Elementary’s fundraising consisted of gift wrap sales, See’s Candy sales and a Jog-A-Thon that raised about $18,000 in donations from parents, family and friends using a traditional cash and check collection system. In the Spring of 2014, PTA President Kim Bernabe added PledgeStar’s online fundraising system to their Jog-A-Thon “just to

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9
Feb
2015

Oregon School Doubles its Previous Years’ Earnings, Raises Over $110,000 Using PledgeStar

Findley Elementary School volunteer Leslie Hmura used some creative marketing techniques along with PledgeStar online fundraising to double last year’s earnings for her school’s jog-a-thon, raising over $110,000 in one fell swoop. The “Dragon Dash,” as the jog-a-thon has been named, consisted of over 800 grade K-5 runners taking turns running around the school’s track

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