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

PERRI PENDLETON, CIRCLE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

October 5, 2017

PledgeStar Keeps Tuition Prices Down at Private School

Director of Advancement at Redwood Christian Schools, Mike Kady, has been running his school’s Jog-a-Thon for the last 21 years. This year, after researching online pledge drive systems, and being made aware of PledgeStar by his district’s superintendent, Kady decided to give the service a shot. For over 40 years, Redwood Christian has relied on…

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September 8, 2017

Supercharge School Fundraising with PledgeStar

Now that school’s begun, it’s time to get serious about fundraising, and PledgeStar is the simplest, least expensive, and most effective way to squeeze every last dollar from your Jog-A-Thon, Walk-A-Thon, Read-A-Thon, or any other pledge drive. PledgeStar is an online fundraising system that helps raise 50% more from your group’s pledge drive by making…

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May 31, 2017

PledgeStar Revolutionizes Corona Del Mar High School Sports Fundraising

Several Corona Del Mar High School sports teams raised hundreds of thousands of dollars using the PledgeStar fundraising system. It all started in 2015, when Assistant Football Coach Kevin Hettig utilized PledgeStar for his team’s Lift-A-Thon. In the past, team members sent handwritten letters to family and friends asking for donations to pay for everything…

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May 22, 2017

PledgeStar Helps Florida School Save Recess

When Stephany Dawson took over as co-chair of Cypress Elementary School’s annual Eaglethon fun run, she had one goal in mind: bring recess back to the school. The school’s playground facilities were virtually nonexistent, and students weren’t afforded the luxury of unstructured play. This led Dawson and other parent volunteers to take up the cause…

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March 27, 2017

Long Beach Cub Scouts Smash Fundraising Goals With PledgeStar

Tom Renger became familiar with the PledgeStar fundraising system during his time as Kettering Elementary School’s PTA Treasurer. Their Fit Fest Fundraiser was a massive success, prompting Renger to apply PledgeStar’s services to his Cub Scout Pack’s annual Poinsettia Fundraiser. In years past, Cub Scout Pack members would go door to door in their community, seeking…

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February 14, 2017

M-O-N-E-Y For the Win! Playa Del Rey Spell-A-Thon

The winners of the 2016 Playa del Rey Elementary School Spell-A-Thon weren’t just the top spellers in each class. The entire school won this year when they almost quadrupled their past earnings and brought in over $17,000 in donations! Kids were thrilled about the exciting magic show they were awarded as one of the cool…

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January 5, 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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May 16, 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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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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