Throughout the school year, you will hear about several different fundraising efforts to support Loma Verde. We hope this summary will help outline what each fundraiser is about, how the funds are
used, and when they occur so you can plan out the year! We realize it feels like we’re always fundraising and asking for donations, which we are! Our school would not have some of the amazing programs and services without the fundraising efforts of the Loma Verde Foundation.
What Does Loma Verde Foundation Do?
Loma Verde Foundation (LVF) funds or supplements vital programs that the school would not be able to offer on its state budget alone. LVF is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to support and enhance the educational experience for all Loma Verde students. Our fundraising efforts enable us to spend approximately $400 per year on each of our 400+ students. Here is a snapshot of what the Loma Verde Foundation supports:
●$54,000- Field Trips/Classroom Enrichment
● $28,000- Enrichment Programs (Art, PE, Garden, Performing Arts)
● $41,000 – Technology and Furniture Upgrades
● $16,000- Campus Beautification
● $7,500 – Social/Emotional Program
● $6,000- Library Support and STEAM
● $5,000- Community Events
….and much more!
These are just a sample of the high-quality programs we support that are aimed to help students achieve their full academic potential and foster creativity, fun, and critical thinking.
There are several main fundraisers throughout the year. The timing of these can vary year to year, but in general our fundraising efforts include:
September: Annual Pledge Drive
The annual pledge drive is one of the main fundraisers for the Loma Verde Foundation. The 2023-24
Pledge Drive goal is $20,000. Donations from the Pledge Drive are tax-deductible. There are different pledge levels/amounts that correspond to various incentives, such as School Auction tickets, $50
Loma merchandise, Yearbook, etc. You can also decline the incentives so more of your donation goes back to the school.
October: Fun Run
The Fun Run is an annual event that puts ‘FUN’ into fundraising! Students and their families are encouraged to ask family, friends and neighbors to support their participation in the Fun Run. This is a
great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors and ask them to support their local school and your child! Each grade level will be running/walking laps around the field during their allotted time of the day. Each year there is a special theme or surprise, and the kids have a blast! Parents are encouraged to join in that day and help volunteer and/or cheer on the kids. The week after the Fun Run, prizes are awarded to students for their efforts, including: highest number of people donating, most money collected, etc.
There are winners for each grade and students are recognized during Morning Motions and/or the Wednesday morning meeting. Our goal for 2023 is: $25,000.
November/December: Scholastic Book Fair
Our weeklong book fair is a great opportunity for some holiday shopping and to pick out some new books for your young reader. Held in our school library, the book fair supports our library program and also helps fill our library with new books. Bring your kids to shop after school, and we have a special ‘parents/caregivers’ evening so you can pick out books for your children without them seeing!
Winter/Spring: Annual School Auction
Our Annual School Auction is a wonderful opportunity for our school community to enjoy an evening of dinner, games, silent auction, live auction, and dancing to support Loma Verde. There are several ways you can help to make this event a success! This includes: joining the auction planning committee, helping
finding donation items (restaurant/hotel/winery certificates, business donations, vacation homes, etc), and importantly, attending the event and bidding on (and hopefully winning!) the items. During the auction, we have a special ‘Fund-a-Need’ portion where we ask for donations for a special school project or initiative that has been highlighted by the school community as a need. The evening is a wonderful opportunity to meet and spend time with other Loma parents, teachers, and staff. Our 2023-24 goal is $90,000.
Spring: Day of Golf
One of our newer fundraising efforts is a Day of Golf! Grab your clubs and your friends, family or co-workers to enjoy a day of golf to support Loma Verde. This year we will also be looking for hole sponsors and will have awards for longest drive, closest to the pin, and a putting challenge. The day includes a round of 18 holes, lunch, followed by a post-golf reception. Not a golfer? Join us to help volunteer that day, or join us for post-golf food/drinks and celebrating the winners!
Throughout the Year:
Dine and Donate Events: Dine and Donate events are set up throughout the year (1x per month) at local restaurants. We select a day to dine at a designated restaurant, and part of the proceeds from those who dine goes directly to Loma Verde (take-out orders count too!). This is a great way to support local restaurants, as well as support Loma Verde. Past Dine and Donates include Active Culture, Mod Pizza, HopMonk, and more! To participate, it’s as easy as dining at the designated restaurant on the selected Loma Verde dine and donate date, and mention you’re there to support Loma Verde and/or show our flier.
Gather your friends and family and support Loma Verde!
Store Purchase ‘Give-Backs’ – A portion of your purchases will go to Loma!
1. Nugget ‘scrip’ cards — register and show your Nugget scrip card each time you shop for
groceries, and Loma Verde will receive up to 4% of your purchase as a donation! Pick one up in the school office!
2. Sports Basement – Become a Sports Basement Basementeer—unless you already are one—for a one-time fee of $25 to get 10% off ALL your purchases AND Loma Verde Foundation
receives 10% of the profits. Once becoming a member, you will need to let them know you want Loma Verde to receive your donation.
Looking for CORPORATE OR BUSINESS SPONSORS…
This is an amazing way for your business, your employer, or a friend’s company to play a role in shaping the
future of our students. We will work with all shapes & sizes of businesses to find an enrichment program that
fits all parties’ values and vision. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or interest in partnering.
If you have any questions about our fundraisers or other fundraising ideas to suggest, please contact the Loma
Verde Foundation (email@example.com) and check out our Loma Verde Foundation website for
Please note there are other non-PTO fundraisers as well — this includes 5th Grade Outdoor Ed, School Fuel
(run by Novato Unified School District) and others.
Thank you for supporting the Loma Verde community! Go Bears!