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“Thanks to PledgeStar, we raised $16,000 more than we did last year!”

PERRI PENDLETON, CIRCLE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

June 10, 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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June 10, 2015

Allen Elementary Keeps the Fun in Fundraising

To make sure their 5th Annual “Run for the Gold” Jog-A-Thon event was fun for all her students, Principal Teresa Wilkinson of Allen Elementary School made sure they all had a chance to win prizes even if they were not able to fundraise for the event. She encouraged students to bring in donations to help…

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June 3, 2015

Church Sports Ministry Uses PledgeStar to Double its Fundraising Goal

When Dana Wakamoto was placed in charge of fundraising for the Wintersberg Sports Ministry this year she knew she had a big task in front of her. The youth basketball program includes boys and girls teams ranging from grades 2-8, and fundraises annually in order to keep costs down. Dana Wakamoto recognized the need for…

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May 27, 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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February 9, 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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