The Annual Giving Campaign
As is the case at most independent schools, the income generated by tuition at Gillispie does not cover the cost of educating a child. The Annual Giving Campaign bridges the shortfall between tuition income and expenses. Your donation to the School’s most important campaign is 100% tax-deductible. The Gillispie School Board of Trustees, families, faculty, and staff have participated at the 100% level for nine consecutive years. We are proud of this extraordinary effort.
Your family will receive a personal letter and pledge card to support The Annual Giving Campaign in October. This year’s campaign goal is $290,000 and 100% community participation. You may make a pledge payable over the course of the fiscal year, and matching gifts from your employer can help you to increase the size of your gift. Gifts may be paid by cash, check, credit card, or securities.
The Gillispie School Field of Dreams Campaign
The Gillispie School has officially purchased a lot in close proximity to the School that will allow us to create a much needed playing field for our children.
Our “Field of Dreams” will more than double the current play space for outdoor physical activity. The field will complement the gym and sport court and round out our physical education program, while at the same time providing more options for after-school enrichments.
We believe that purchasing the land to create this field conveys Gillispie’s commitment to physical education. Unanimous support and financial backing by the Board of Trustees have paved a way for several leadership gifts. Together with school funds that are available for this project, we are excited to report that we have already raise $1.5 million of the $2 million needed.
Please help us make this “Field of Dreams” a reality by contributing in any way you can. Our goal is 100% participation by all Gillispie families as we are confident that all students will benefit.
Spring Gala & Auction
This yearly event features a live aution, dinner and dancing. Funds raised directly benefit the children of The Gillispie School through support of the School’s operating budget. The event is organized by parent volunteers and provides a festive evening for parents and friends. “Let it Shine” is the theme of this year’s gala to be held on Saturday, May 4, under the leadership of Gala Chair Kelly Kjos. In celebration of the School’s 60th Anniversary, this year’s gala will be held on The Gillispie School campus.
Warwick’s Day of Fall Shopping
Warwick’s Day of Fall Shopping will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Warwick’s will generously donate 20% of the proceeds from sales made during this event to the School. Simply identify yourself as a “Gillispie Shopper” to the cashier at the time you make your purchases.
This is an opportunity to celebrate birthdays/special events or to honor a loved one with a book placed in the library’s permanent collection. Gift books are $30.
An easy way to support the School is to participate in the eScrip program. By registering with eScrip by phone or online, a percentage of purchases at Vons will be donated to the school.
Further Information: Office: (858) 459-3773 Fax: (858) 459-3834