Tiger Fund Frequently Asked Questions
What is the “Tiger Fund”?
The Tiger Fund is DES’s PTO fundraiser for 2016-17 school year. It is a direct giving campaign in which we request a donation rather than a fundraising product purchase.
Why a direct giving campaign?
Parents, teachers and students are tired of Boosterthon and not seeing DES profit from 100% of their hard earned dollars. In years past, DES has only profited from less than 50% of your fundraising dollars from Boosterthon
What do the DES PTO Tiger Fund dollars support?
The DES PTO Tiger Fund support: ArtFest, Boys Night Out, Girls Night Out, Field Days, Room Parent Support, Classroom Support, Cultural Arts Events, Media Center Support, Science Lab, Classroom Technology, Teacher Training and so much more.
Is your donation tax deductible?
Yes!! Our PTO is a designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all donations are tax deductible.
How much per student is the PTO requesting?
A donation of $120 per student per family is our goal. While the money we raise is important, Participation is and always will be what makes our school successful and strong! Our Tiger Fund goal this year is calculated by participation from 100% of DES families. If each family donates whatever they can…the collective effect will be what guarantees us success in this campaign. Every donation really does count!!!
What are the payment options?
Payment options include: personal checks, credit cards and cash. If you donate with a credit card, you can set-up a monthly donation and spread your donation over the 10-month school year. $20 a month will equal a $200 donation!
How can families donate?
You can donate online or by completing the pledge form and mailing your check or cash to DES PTO Tiger Fund, 635 South Street, Davidson, NC 28036.
Who can donate to the Tiger Fund?
Everyone can donate to our Tiger Fund! Just as your child did with our previous fundraisers, they can ask friends, relatives and neighbors. Their donations are tax deductible and can be doubled with a corporate match, as well!