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Frequently Asked Questions - Annual Campaign

 
Funds raised during our Annual Campaign allow us the flexibility to respond in a timely manner to opportunities and to meet unexpected challenges. Every gift makes a difference!


Who Contributes to the Annual Campaign?

The majority of dollars raised through the Annual Campaign come from Stargate families. We also have strong support from the faculty, staff, grandparents, friends and corporate matching gift programs.


How Much Should I Contribute to Annual Giving?

This is, of course, your decision. But we hope that all Stargate families will participate and consider a suggested donation amount of $300 per family; in lieu of a monetary donation, each family has the option to volunteer a minimum of 1-2 hours per month or 15-20 hours per school year and many families give much more. Family volunteers can include any member of the family (mom, dad, grandparents, even the children). Families may also opt to give half of the monetary donation and volunteer half of the recommended time (i.e., 15-20 hours). Every gift, regardless of size, is greatly appreciated. Our goal is to have 100% participation.

 
How Do I Make My Annual Giving Contribution?

The easiest way to make a gift is to visit our secure, online donation tool. Each Stargate family will receive an Annual Campaign letter in the mail. The 2017-2018 Annual Campaign runs from November 1, 2017 to May 24, 2018. Once you make a gift or pledge within that timeframe, you will not be asked to support the Annual Campaign again until the next academic year. For more information about how to make a gift to Stargate, please visit our Fundraising page. We offer several options, including a one-time gift and a monthly giving program. When you make a gift to Stargate, we will send you a letter of appreciation that will serve as your receipt. If you are writing a check, please make sure to write the check out to “Stargate.” All payments are due by May 24th. We thank you!!

 
Can I Pay My Pledge in Installments?

Yes. Visit our secure, online donation tool where you can set up an installment payment schedule. Or you may contact Lynne Allen, the Stargate Chief FInancial Officer, at (303) 450-3936 or email lynne.allen@stargateschool.org and arrange for payment.

 
How Do I Make a Credit Card Donation Online?

Visit our secure, online donation tool

 
Do You Accept Gifts of Securities such as Stocks and Mutual Funds?

Yes, we do! For more information, please contact Lynne Allen, the Stargate Chief Financial Officer, at (303) 450-3936 or email lynne.allen@stargateschool.org, to arrange a transfer. We thank you!


How are Donors Acknowledged?

All donors will receive a letter of appreciation that will serve as your receipt. 

 
Will My Company Match My Gift?

Thousands of companies and corporate foundations match their employees’ gifts to eligible nonprofit organizations that meet the company’s guidelines. This can double or even triple your gift to Stargate! Contact your HR or personnel office for your company’s specific matching gift policy. You may be asked to fill out a form or provide proof that a gift to Stargate was made.
 
Note: spouses of employees, retired employees, and board members are often eligible for the match as well. We would be happy to assist you with any questions related to matching gifts. Please contact Lynne Allen, the Stargate CFO, at (303) 450-3936 or email lynne.allen@stargateschool.org

 
May Grandparents and Friends Make Donations to Annual Campaign?

Absolutely! Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and friends can truly make a difference to the Annual Campaign. Just let us know if you need additional information. They, too, may visit our secure, online donation tool. For additional options, check out our fundraising page.

 
Will There be Other Fundraisers this Year?

The Annual Campaign is Stargate’s top fundraising priority -- and the fundraiser we ask EVERY family to support. Gifts made to the Annual Campaign touch every Stargate student and will go directly into classrooms and other vital programs.

 
May I Choose Where I Want My Gift to Go?

The goal of Stargate is to provide an exceptional educational experience for every student. All gifts will support the entire community. 


Is My Gift Tax-Deductible?

Yes. All gifts to Stargate are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 
What is Stargate’s Tax ID Number?

Stargate’s tax ID number is 84-1576891.

 
Questions?


For more information about Stargate’s Annual Campaign, please contact Lynne Allen at (303) 450-3936 or lynne.allen@stargateschool.org or email fundraising@stargateschool.org.
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