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Annual Giving Campaign

As we prepare for the new school year, it’s time to renew our commitment to an enriched education at La Jolla Elementary School. As you know, we are a public school and the resources provided by the state and local funding are not sufficient to achieve our goals of (1) reducing class size and providing greater instructional support for our student’s daily educational programs, (2) providing the myriad of enrichment programs such as art, music, technology which enhance our children’s overall educational experience, (3) enhancing our curriculum with up-to-date technology, and (4) making campus improvements that beautify the learning environment and create green spaces for students to work and play!  In order to fund these programs, we launch an Annual Giving Campaign each August to bridge the gap between District funding and the resources needed to fund these programs which our children have come to know and love.

The funds raised by Friends last year provided the following:

Additional Classroom Teachers to Reduce Class Size

Instructional Support Teachers to Work with Students in Small Groups, Including a Reading Specialist

Enrichment Programs: Art, Music, Technology, and Performing Arts – Dance & Theater

Robotics and Spanish Incorporated in the Curriculum

Lunch and Recess Supervisory Staff, Including YMCA Playground Partners

Technology Hardware & On-Campus Repair and Maintenance

Everyday Math Curriculum

Campus Improvements

Classroom Materials and Educational Resources – $1,250 per Teacher

Our goal is to bring all of these programs back this school year!

Friends has determined that $550 per child must be raised through the Annual Giving Campaign in order to continue these programs.  We target 100% family participation.  We understand that each family situation’s is unique.  Please know that no contribution is too small.  Each and every dollar counts.   There are many ways people can and do give to La Jolla Elementary School, but this annual campaign is necessary to sustain our excellent public school, so give generously or give what you can, but please make a donation.  You can download the AGC donation letter here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! Friends of La Jolla Elementary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, separate from La Jolla Elementary School and the San Diego Unified School District, that supports fund raising at our school. Our Tax ID Number is 33-0080727.

How can I give?
You can donate through our website if you would like to pay with a credit card by clicking give now.

If you would like to pay by check, you can download the AGC donation form here and send your payment to our school:

Attn: Annual Giving Campaign
Friends of La Jolla Elementary School, Inc.
1111 Marine Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

Can I pay in installments?
Yes! You can donate all at once or pay in installments throughout the school year. Please contact Molly Gutierrez at mollymcdowell@yahoo.com to set up your installment payment schedule.

Do you accept corporate matching gifts, donations from non-LJES parents, and stock?

Yes to all of the above! Thanks to stock donations, corporate matching gifts, and donations from community members and family, our school has raised thousands of dollars in additional funds for our children. If your company provides matching, please contact Elizabeth Van Clief.

For more information on our Annual Giving Campaign, please contact Elizabeth Van Clief.