Fundraising

Being part of Charter school community means more responsibility for community members. It also means additional freedom to chart our own course. At a time when many schools are cutting back, the Stargate community remains committed to giving our students meaningful opportunities to explore, discover and grow – both inside and outside the classroom. To make those unique opportunities possible, community members are expected to play a larger role than they might at a traditional public school including, when possible, by supporting the school financially.

How can you participate?

Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign is a key fundraising initiative each year. Your tax-deductible gifts help make up the difference between district and state funding allocations and the actual cost of running the school. It’s just one way that we help maintain Stargate’s strong financial position. You can:

  • make a secure online gift
  • mail a check - Stargate School, 14530 Washington Street Thornton, CO 80023
  • contact the school Executive Director of Operations and Finance, Lynne Allen, at 303-450-3936 to make a gift

Watch for more information about the annual campaign.

Employer Match

Many employers match donations. Last year, we received more than $7,000 through matching donations. If you aren't sure if your employer matches gifts, contact your HR or benefits group.

Fall Fundraiser

Make a purchase from a Stargate student during our Fall Fundraiser and help raise money for Stargate. Products vary each year. Past product offers have included things like magazines, cookie dough mix, gift wrap and reusable tote bags. Students earn prizes for participation and for being among our top sellers. Watch for more information.

Dining Out

Throughout the year, we’ll have dining out nights at various establishments. Some of our past fundraisers have included: Your Pie Pizza, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Potbelly Sandwiches, Cuba, Cuba! and more. Watch school newsletters for upcoming events.

Fun Events & Spirit Wear

You're helping our school when you attend Stargate Day sporting events. Fundraising spirit games are held throughout the year. Watch the calendar on this page and school newsletters for upcoming events. And, wherever you go, don't forget your Stargate Spirit Wear. Watch for our Spirit Wear sale this fall.

Volunteer

If you are interested in supporting Stargate School with your time and service, please consider joining the Fundraising Committee. We typically meet on the first Thursday of every month. We welcome all volunteers, even those who can’t attend meetings. If you’re interested in helping with a specific event or have some fundraising ideas, please contact the fundraising committee at fundraising@stargateschool.org.

Requests for Support - Fundraising Allocation Form

Looking for the Fundraising Allocations Request Form? Visit the Fundraising Allocation Committee page on the Governance portal.

No matter the size, every gift to Stargate is important and greatly appreciated.

Parents and staff dressed up for the school's Totally Awesome 80's gala in spring 2019

Totally Awesome 80s - 2019 Stargate Gala

Parent volunteers created a Hollywood themed After Prom party for students to enjoy

After-Prom Party funded, in part, via the Fundraising Allocation process

Retail Spending Programs - An Easy Way to Contribute

You can earn money for Stargate just by shopping with the retailers you already visit and buying the products you already buy!

Turn these in to your teacher:

Box Tops for Education - each box top we collect is worth 10¢ for our school. We can use Box Tops cash to buy whatever the school needs.

MILK CAPS for MOOOLA - Longmont Dairy milk caps are worth 5¢ each and are redeemable for cash by our school.

Tyson Labels - Tyson labels are worth 24¢ each and are redeemable for cash by our school.

Use these when you shop:

King Soopers and Safeway - create a King Soopers digital account and select Stargate as your charity of choice. Or purchase a re-loadable card and use it at Safeway.

Amazon Smile - simply go to smile.amazon.com (instead of Amazon.com). Your account information, shopping cart, wish list, wedding. or baby registry, and other account settings will be the same. Select Stargate as your charitable organization and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Stargate.