Please Support Our 2017-2018 Tiger Fund
It's time to kick-off the 2017-2108 Tiger Fund Annual Campaign. Tiger Fund is unique to Davidson Elementary. It is a “no-sell” fundraiser and the principal source of funding for the PTO. We need your help to meet our fundraising goal of $72,000, and 100% participation in our direct-giving campaign. Tiger Fund donations allow our school to continue to provide the “extras” -- things that enhance the educational experience for all of our children, but are not covered by state funding. Some of these “extras” include:
- Technology Acquisition and Maintenance (Chromebooks, AV equipment, etc.)
- Educational materials, classroom supplies and teacher training
- Science Lab
- Student, Family and Community Building Events (Bingo, ArtFest, Charity Challenge Basketball, etc.)
How to Donate
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the “Tiger Fund”?
The Tiger Fund is DES’s PTO fundraiser for 2017-2018 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 fundraisers that only contribute a percentage of profits to our school, or that require students to make sales. Direct giving through the Tiger Fund allows us to keep 100% of your donations.
What do the DES PTO Tiger Fund dollars support?
The DES PTO Tiger Fund supports over $70,000 annually in investments in our school and community: ArtFest, Boys Night Out, Girls Night Out, Field Days, Room Parent Support, Classroom Support, Cultural Arts Events, Media Center Support, Science Lab Support, Classroom Technology, Teacher Training, Yearbooks 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! See Corporate Matching.
Thank you for your generous and continued support of DES PTO Tiger Fund and our Davidson Tigers! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Young, VP of Fundraising at DESPTOFundraising@gmail.com.