PVSF Annual Campaign 2022–2023
Your Annual Campaign gift makes our good schools GREAT! The annual fund enables smaller classes with well-trained teachers, art, music, PE, language, and other programs, and up-to-date technology, books, and resources.
For decades, the Portola Valley Schools Foundation has provided essential funding to supplement the Portola Valley School District’s annual operating budget. In fact, 5% to 7% of the District’s operating budget comes from the Annual Campaign! Your gift empowers the district to provide an exceptional educational experience to our students.
We are proud to have a 13:1 teacher-to-student ratio – putting PVSD in the top 1% in the state! We also have on-site counselors, STEM labs, art, music, foreign language, PE, and a variety of electives, which many larger districts are not able to offer. Without generous funding from the community, the District would have to cut back on these programs.
Please join us today so that we can raise $1,100,000 and reach 100% district family participation. Your gift is tax deductible. Remember, it takes a Valley!
Linda Kamran, Claire Selden, and Vani Suvarna
PVSF Annual Campaign Co-Chairs
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How Much Should We Give?
per student, per year
It Takes a Valley – to make sure PVSD schools remain amazing places for learning, community, and growth. 2022 is the first time in four years that PVSF is increasing the requested contribution amount for our Annual Campaign. In recent years, our contribution to the District’s annual budget has fallen from 9% to 5% while District costs have continued to rise. Of course, philanthropy is a very personal decision and we encourage you to give at the level that is right for you.
Thank you for donating last year!
+ District alums
+ service providers
Our goal is 100% participation!
Any donation, no matter the size, makes a difference to the bottom line, incentivizes others to give, and builds our sense of community. Please give what you are able. If you are in the position to do so, please consider giving more to support families who cannot.
SMALLER CLASS SIZES
STEM, PE, MUSIC, AND ART
CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY, BOOKS, AND RESOURCES
2021–22 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.
Tips for District Families
Grade Captains will follow up with emails, calls, and texts until your family donates or pledges until the campaign ends.
Thank You Grade Captains & Business Partner Committee
Your 1/1 communication with District families and local businesses helps spread the word about our impact on PVSD.
2021–2022 District Family Donors
2021–2022 Community Donors
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Schneider Electric North America
Silicon Valley Bank
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
2021-2022 Board Members
Annual Campaign Co-Chairs
Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Skanberg (Co-chair)
Laura Davidson (Co-Chair
Dan Gilbert (EIC Chair)
Anne Van der Staay
Business Partner Committee
Michelle Gilman Jasen
Major Donor Committee
Cindy McAdam, PVSD Budget Committee
Jo Mutch, PVSD Facilities
Kit Antovich, PTO
Serena Hanes, Andy Barrows
Mary Anna Matsumoto