What is it?
The Growing Together @ Byers Annual Fund is DSST: Byers largest and only school wide fundraiser of the year. We are essentially asking families to contribute to the fund as generously as they can. No donation is too small. Every dollar counts.
When is the campaign?
The campaign will run from September 9th until December 1st this year. We do accept donations all year long. We encourage you to get your donation in as soon as you can because it helps us to plan activities/events we can fund. We use money we raised this year to fund this year’s needs and budget shortfalls. You may make a pledge if you need to make your donation after the campaign ends so that we can include you donation in the campaign total.
What are the goals for the campaign?
We need to raise $125,000 to cover the currently planned extracurricular activities and school wide events and have a goal of 100% participation of our families.
Where will the funds go?
The funds will enhance the student experience through providing resources and opportunities not covered by per pupil funding. The areas of focus for this year are providing start up costs for new clubs, sustaining existing clubs with budgets for yearly expenses, supporting athletics, supporting the growth of student government and school spirit activities, providing funds to to continue school wide community building events such as the Fall Festival and Multicultural night, funds focused on teacher retention and the College Success Opportunity Fund focused on allowing all students to have the experiences that will build their college resumes to give them the best chance to be accepted to and receiving adequate scholarships to their best fit college and to pay college application fees and visit colleges. Finally, we provide a small portion of the funds we raise as a donation to the DSST Network in order to support the overall goal of our community to end educational inequity and to provide resources beyond per pupil funding to our DSST sister schools.
2 Easy Ways to Donate
Donate with Cash or Check by using the Growing Together @ Byers Contribution Form
Donate online with a credit card by clicking here Online Donation
This year we will be using Donor Box as our online donation platform. You still have the option to give a one time donation or split your donation up into 10 monthly payments. Please enter your address and email address so that we can send out tax receipts.
You can change or stop your donation anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, Don’t Forget: Your company can participate through Company Matching:
Did you know that 65% of all companies match and some will do 2-1 matching? This is an easy way to double or even triple your donation. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company matches.