PVSF Annual Campaign 2021–2022

Every student in the classroom benefits when the teacher is well trained and class sizes are kept small. 

Every student benefits when the teacher and students have access to appropriate technology.

This is the impact that your Annual Campaign gift makes.

Your child’s education, as you know it, is made possible by the contribution of the Portola Valley Schools Foundation Annual Campaign.  In fact, 5% of the Portola Valley School District’s annual operating budget is filled by the Annual Campaign. These funds help secure our learning specialists, smaller class sizes, and our ability to attract and retain excellent teachers for Ormondale and Corte Madera.

Your gift empowers the district to provide an exceptional educational experience to our students.

Please join us today.  Your gift is tax deductible. 

Sincerely,
Heather Cunningham and Linda Kamran
Co-Chairs

$930,000

$1,000,000

Campaign Goal

Please give by
November 19

Help us Reach 100% Participation

Any donation makes a difference to the bottom line, incentivizes others to give and builds our sense of community. If you have not been financially impacted by the pandemic, consider giving more this year to support families who have lost jobs and income.

Thank you for donating last year!

$1,000,000
95
Neighbors & Friends
Friends, neighbors,
+ District alums
23
Business Partners
Local realtors, restaurants,
+ service providers
216
District Families
Ormondale and Corte Madera Families

What We Fund
SmallER class sizes
Dedicated counselors
PE, Music, and Art
In-person instruction in 2020–2021

How Much Should We Give?

$2,500

per student, per year

This exceptional year brings with it unprecedented needs. We recognize that some families have been financially impacted by the pandemic and, as always, sincerely appreciate donations of any amount appropriate for your family. If your family can give more, please consider doing so to support families who are unable to contribute the full amount.

Thank You Grade Captains

Your 1/1 communication with District families helps spread the word about our impact on PVSD and reminds busy parents to give.

Grade Captain Leads
Sarah Dorahy
Grade Captain Lead
Claire Magat Selden
Grade Captain Lead
Orm Grade Captains
Kristen Sink
Transitional Kinder
Dale Kane
Transitional Kinder
Hilary Gebhart
Kinder
Crystal Ciancutti
Kinder
Eve Moscato
Kinder
Khosheh Sanglaji
1st Grade
Vivian Shih
1st Grade
Erica Pun Woo
1st Grade
Katie Dodd
1st Grade
Jane Daniels
2nd Grade
Sarah King
2nd Grade
Katie Mumford
2nd Grade
Anngi Strick
2nd Grade
Cindy McAdam
3rd Grade

Tip for District Families

Grade Captains will follow up with emails, calls, and texts until your family donates or pledges until the campaign ends.

Donate now

Pledge now to give later

Benefits of giving stock

CMS Grade Captains
Meghan Imrie
4th Grade
Anne van der Staay
4th Grade
Brook Coffee
5th Grade
Naomi Pritikin
5th Grade
Kristine Lange
6h Grade
Caroline Diarte Edwards
6th Grade
Julie Harding
7th Grade
Hilary Keller
7th Grade
Sarah Dorahy
8th Grade

Donating Securities

2020–21 Revenues + Expenses

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Why Don’t My Property Taxes Cover the Schools’ Expenses?

You may think, especially when property taxes come due, that our schools have plenty of money. The reality is that less than 25% of your property tax payment goes to the PVSD.

Business Partners

Thank you to our Business Partner Committee for building relationships with our wider community year after year.

2020–2021 District Family Donors

Thank you to the generous families who donated to
the 2020-2021 Annual Campaign

2020–2021 Community Donors

Thank you to the staff, teachers, alumni, local businesses, friends and neighbors who donated to the 2020-2021 Annual Campaign

Matching Gifts

Abbvie
Adobe
Airbnb
Amgen
Apple
Boeing
Elastic

Electronic Arts
Google
Genentech
Hewlett Packard
IBM
Intel
Johnson & Johnson

SalesForce.com
Schneider Electric
Thermo Fisher
Veritas
Visa
VMWare

2021-2022 Board Members

Co-Presidents
Wendy Keefe
Serena Hanes

Annual Campaign Co-Chairs
Heather Cunningham
Linda Kamran

Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Barrows

Secretary
Rachel Sink

Endowment Committee
Leslie Skanberg (Chair)
Kim Cashin
Laura Davidson
Dan Gilbert

Community &
Business Partner Committee
Erica Johnston
Ruhi Khan
Roo Niermann

Major Donor Committee
Josh Moser
Jo Mutch
Brendan Pierce
Vani Suvarna

Liaisons/At-Large Members
Cindy McAdam, PVSD Budget Committee
Hilary Duwe, At-Large Member
Claire Magat Selden, At-Large Member

Advisory Board
Cathy Carlson
Steve Cassani
Joyce Chung
Jill Howard
Dave Kastanis
Ginny Kavanaugh
Mary Kiely
Eli Khouri
Mary Anna Matsumoto
Kristi Patterson
Susan Strehlow
Bill Youstra