Annual Giving Campaign

Annual Giving Campaign

In late August, we savor our last few days of summer with our “toes in the sand”. Then slowly but surely our beach days are replaced by our back to school rituals, and we are reminded that few things are as important as our children and their education.

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, the resources provided by the state and the school district do not provide all of the enrichment programs and campus amenities that our children have come to know and love. In order to fund these programs, we launch an Annual Giving Campaign each August.

The funds raised by Friends last year (excluding our investment in two new classrooms) provided the following:

Additional Classroom Teachers Funded to Reduce Class Size [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Classroom Support Teachers [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Reading Specialist [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Art Teaching Staff and Supplies [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Music Teaching Staff and Supplies [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Library Teaching Staff and Supplies [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Lunch & Recess Supervisory Staff [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Technology Hardware – iPads [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Everyday Math & ST Math [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Campus Improvements – 2nd Grade Garden [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
Classroom Materials and Educational Resources – $1,250 per Teacher [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]
P.E. Equipment [wpv-post-body view_template=”checkmark-shortcode”]

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

This crucial annual fundraiser provides all benefits listed above to every child in the school. In the spirit of community and fairness, we ask every family to participate. Our fundraising target is $550 per child, but contributions in every amount are appreciated. We believe full participation is as important to the spirit of this remarkable school as is reaching the financial goal. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! Friends of La Jolla Elementary, Inc. is a 501c3 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 Megan Cox at 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 Megan Cox at

For more information on our Annual Giving Campaign, please contact Megan Cox at or Grace Zimmerman at

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