Every year North Park Elementary School updates its curriculum, offers diverse after-school activities, and encourages students to learn to express themselves in new ways through important co-curricular classes, such as Art and Creative Drama. These and other enriched opportunities are made possible through donations to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted dollars to support and enhance North Park Elementary School and its academic mission, defraying costs not covered by tuition. In one way or another, every NPES student benefits from the Annual Fund every day.
How much should I give?
The tuition gap is $1,500 per student and we encourage families to fulfill as much of the gap as they can. We understand that families have different capacities to give according to their personal situations and typically we receive donations ranging from $50 to $10,000.
The most important part is simply to give. Every gift from a family leads us closer to our goal of 100% family participation. Your gift shows that you believe in our school and that we're all in this together. Your participation matters.
HOw can I give?
There are several ways to give. Drop off a check at the school, mail it to 2017 W. Montrose, Chicago, IL 60618, or give online. Just click here to make an online donation.
Can I designate my donation?
While we appreciate your eagerness to direct your gift toward a specific area of the school, we encourage supporters to make general gifts. Gifts toward general operating give leadership the opportunity to direct funds where they are needed most. If you feel strongly about designating your gift, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-327-3144 ext. 117.
do you accept MATCHING GIFTS?
Of course! Many companies have matching-gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. When giving to North Park Elementary please request the necessary matching gift forms from your company and include them with your gift.
When is the best time to make a gift?
Making a gift before December 31st allows you to receive a tax deduction for the current year. Otherwise, we ask all gifts and pledge payments to be made before May 1st so we can use them during the current school year.
Can I make a TRIBUTE gift?
Yes! You give to NPES in another's name and the school will send the attributed donor a card or another form of recognition that is appropriate to the occasion. The perfect present for someone who has everything!