WHAT IS SEF?

Saratoga Education Foundation (SEF) is a non-profit organization composed of enthusiastic parent volunteers in our district who work together to provide SUSD TK-8 students access to specialized programs during the school day that help develop them into well-rounded, engaged students, and citizens.

WHY SEF FUNDRAISES?

SUSD provides Saratoga TK-8 students with a high-quality, purposeful education. However, the property taxes and other public funding granted to SUSD are simply not sufficient to cover specialized instructors for several enrichment programs. Therefore, SEF fundraises to provide a grant to SUSD to hire specialized teachers in art, maker space, music, physical education, science, and STEM, providing bonus co-curricular programs during school hours.

WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR SEF IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023?

With the support of our generous community, SEF’s academic year 2022-2023 goal is to raise $900,000 for SUSD, to continue to provide beloved programs valued by our families at all our elementary and middle schools in 2023-2024.

WHAT WAS THE AMOUNT RAISED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022?

Thanks to our generous donors, SEF raised $688,374 in the academic year 2021-2022 for SUSD to provide enrichment programs for the 2022-2023 academic year. However, this level of fundraising was not enough to fund all of our highly valued programs taught by specialists, including Art and PE. While the district has graciously moved to support the Rhythm and Moves PE program for this academic year with their reserve funds, SEF is fully committed to fund both programs next academic year with increased support and generosity from parents like you!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Donate today so we don’t lose any more of our valued programs. Your tax deductible donation is critical to SEF and SUSD. Please consider making a one time suggested donation of $1,000 per SUSD student, or monthly payments of $100. Every dollar counts, so please donate any amount you are comfortable with and utilize corporation matching programs. Thank you!

With Gratitude,

Saratoga Education Foundation 2022-2023 Board