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3rd VP - Ways and Means

Jackie Blackmore and Barbara Guidry

    • Coordinates all fundraising activities.
    • Selects project and committee chairs within the Department.
    • Responsible for keeping calendar of all fundraisers to avoid unnecessary overlap.
    • Acts as fundraising liaison between the school and the parish community.
    • Committees under the 3rd Vice-President include: Book Fair, Jog-A-Thon, Golf Tournament, Parish Ball, Annual Appeal, Passive Fundraising and other fundraising events.
Note that all PTO fundraising efforts will support our school’s general PTO fund, supplementing programs such as art, music, science, athletics and so much more! Each year the administration and PTO also identifies a dedicated “school project” with a separate fundraising campaign. All funds raised for that project will be dedicated directly to that project.
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Ways and Means Committees

Annual Appeal (year round) - PTO President Vickie Farmer
Each year school families are asked to support our general school fund. Unlike tuition, this donation is 100% tax deductable and can be made in full or multiple payments throughout the school year. Fundraisers, grants and appeals are an essential part of the development and growth of St. Anastasia Catholic School. Funds raised from the annual appeal help offset our school’s operating expenses, and also helps keep our tuition levels affordable. Corporate/Company matching programs are also great ways to make donations even more impactful!
School Support Sunday (September) - Chairperson - Open Position Please Volunteer
School Support Sunday is held on Catechetical Sunday in September. Working with the school administration and parish office, this chair will coordinate sending a letter with a dedicated “school support Sunday” donation envelope to all school families alerting all school and parish families that all funds collected in that envelope will be dedicated directly to the school fund.

Chair should also create communication to parish families asking for dedicated donation be included in the envelope.
Chair will also work with school to identify students to read essay’s during Sunday mass, and create communication for priest to read during the announcements.
Jog-A-Thon (October) - Chairperson - Jenn Garmon & Brigid Brookman
Students raise funds and are challenged to complete as many laps as they can in friendly competition among their classmates. Prizes are awarded for top-fundraising individuals and classes, as well as top runners for each class. Families and guests are encouraged to come to school to support our students as they jog for St. As! Every dollar raised goes directly to the school.
Book Fair (October) - Chairperson- Gina Campbell
Each fall the PTO runs a book fair in the parish hall. All money spent earns the school points towards new books for the library and classrooms. Teachers provide wish lists that parents can purchase from for the classroom. Older classes will have a posted book list of required reading for the year. These books are stocked at the book fair for the parent's convenience.
Parish Ball (March) - Chairpersons - Vickie Farmer and Jackie Blackmore
A tradition of St. Anastasia school and parish, this is our school’s biggest and most successful fundraiser of the year. This is THE event of the year to celebrate our parish comminunty including a Silent Auction, Live Auction, Raffle, Dinner and Dancing. It is truly a magical night! Every school family is required to dedicate a least 3 of their 30 volunteer hours toward this event. We need many volunteers to make all of these events possible and raise money for our school and our children.
Golf Tournament (Spring) - Chairperson - Open Position Please Volunteer
This event is a great fundraiser and social event for the school. The tournament and dinner are run jointly with the Parish Men’s Club and the PTO and is typically held in the spring. This is organized by the Men’s Club.
Restaurant Fundraisers (Various) - Chairperson- Crystal Phung
Contacts local restuarants and organizes restuarant fundraiser nights. St. Anastasia familes and friends dine in or purchase take out on certain nights and part of the proceeds are given back to the school.
Grant/Endowment Researcher (Year round) - Chairperson - Open Position Please Volunteer
We have been fortunate to receive monetary grants and donations that help support our school with tuition assistance, tuition scholarships, technology, staff development, and the performing arts. Our major grants come from the William H. Hannon Foundation, Playa Vista, and the Monsignor Vadakin Arts and Education Fund. To make a donation, or find out more, contact Dianalee Dupree, PTO Treasurer.

Company Matching Programs Chair (Year round) - Chairperson - Crystal Phung
Promote Company matching programs to parents. Many larger companies have a company match program and will match parent donations to the school for Jog-a-Thon, Annual Appeal, School Project and general donations. Send an email to parents through parent square or the room parent emails at the beginning of the school year and before each major fundraising event.
Passive Fundraising (Year round) - Chairperson - Crystal Phung
Coordinate with school and outside resources to create accounts and generate funds with consumer spending and shopping. Chair is responsible for promoting these programs at different points in the school year with promotions in the family envelope (for example: beginning of school year, Christmas time, etc.) Programs may include, but not limited to:
BAMit - Shop, scan your receipt in the BAMit App, and earn money for St. Anastasia school! Easy as that! Users can allocate all or portion of their cash-back option to support our school!
Bristol Farms and RestaurantseScrip is a fundraising service which works with local grocery stores and restaurants, linking any purchases on your credit cards (including your friends, family, grandparents…) to generate contributions to our school.
Ralphs/Kroger/Staples - Register your phone number with Ralphs or Kroger and link it to St Anastasia School. Every time you shop and enter your phone number you will earn money for our school. Use the school phone number ‭310-645-8816‬ when shopping at Staples to earn free supplies for the office.
Boxtops for Education - Families use the Boxtops for Education app to scan their grocery receipts and earn points for our school when purchasing products with the boxtop for education symbol. The school earns points, which are redeemed for school supplies and cash.
Amazon Smile - Families are encouraged to purchase on Amazon using and register St. Anastasia school as your charity of choice. The school earns a percentage of qualified purchases quarterly from Amazon directly.
All other fundraising proposals must be presented to the 3rd VP and approved by the PTO Board