Why Give?

Since our founding, Prospect Sierra’s vision for helping children build a better world has remained strong. As a nonprofit organization, financial support is crucial to delivering the kind of exceptional education our community values. When you give to Prospect Sierra, you help equip our classrooms, provide professional development for our faculty, assist families with tuition for robust economic diversity, and ensure the long-term vitality of our school.

In addition to monetary gifts, Prospect Sierra offers many ways to contribute your time to greatly help the school: including strategic and hands-on volunteering in classrooms, joining committees, or sharing your expertise.

For many, simply attending an Authors & Lectures event, listening to our musicians or watching a school production; going to one of our writing workshops, or cheering on our Panthers at a sporting event, is all the reasons they need to support our school. Your participation—at whatever level is personally meaningful—is what’s most important.

  • Wendy Horng Brawer
    Director of Advancement & Partnerships510.809.9007

  • Liz Clark
    Assistant Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations510.809.9012

How to Give

Prospect Sierra offers many opportunities to support the school. To learn more, contact Director of Advancement Wendy Horng Brawer at whbrawer@prospectsierra.org or 510.809.9007.

Gifts of Cash

Contributions by cash, check, or credit card are tax-deductible in the year the gift is made. Make checks payable to Prospect Sierra School and mail them to: Advancement Office, 2060 Tapscott Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Gifts of Stock

You can contribute the fair market value of appreciated securities and avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock.

Make a Pledge

You may make a pledge to Annual Giving or other areas through our secure website or by contacting the Advancement Office. Pledges may be fulfilled through a single contribution or in multiple payments. Final Annual Giving payments are due by May 1 of the school year in which the gift is pledged.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that can double or triple employee contributions to nonprofit organizations. Please check directly with your employer, or click here, to find out if your employer participates in matching gifts.

Grants

You can designate Prospect Sierra as a recipient of a grant from a family foundation, charitable gift, or donor-advised gift fund.

Planned Giving

Planned giving through gift annuities or remainder trusts can create an ongoing legacy at Prospect Sierra while helping minimize taxes. Many estate plans also make charitable gifts through a bequest or by naming Prospect Sierra a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account.

Funding Priorities

Like independent schools across the nation, Prospect Sierra depends on fundraising as a critical component of its operating budget. Our fundraising priorities are focused upon four main areas.

 

Events

Clue: Unlock Your Story
Saturday, April 1, 2017
6:30–11 p.m.
The Manor (Mira Vista Country Club)

Prospect Sierra and the PSPA cordially invite you to a night of community, intrigue, dancing, and flat out fun!

Join us for a new take on our annual spring fundraiser – a special night out to celebrate our diverse community and invest in tomorrow’s changemakers by raising funds for tuition assistance.

  • 6:30 p.m. Pick Your Poison: Beverages, Bites & Billiards
  • 7:30 p.m. Get a Clue: Mix and Mingle
  • 8:00 p.m. Hands up! Voices Up! Paddles Up!
  • 9:00 p.m. Death by Chocolate & Dancing

Be festive! Come in costume or simply as your most dapper self. We’ll provide the accessories if you bring your dancing shoes. It’s the party of the year…so just be there!


Tickets
$65 each, includes unlimited wine and non-alcoholic drinks, satisfying hors d’oeuvres, and all the fun!

Bottomless Glass (ticket add-on): $50 each, includes eclectic, take-home cocktail glass and unlimited cocktails.

Be your own changemaker! Donate faculty/staff tickets as a family or business sponsor. 

Sponsors receive tickets to the event and a reserved table loaded with fun, but more importantly make it possible for members of our dedicated faculty and staff and their spouse/partner/friend to attend the party as honored guests.

Three levels of family sponsorship are available.

Green Level – $1,500 (10 available)
Includes: 4 complimentary tickets + 10 faculty/staff tickets; reserved seating for four at a premier table loaded with clues, a magnum of champagne, party accessories, and other fun. (For tax purposes, Fair Market Value: $360)

Purchase tickets now!

Scarlet Level – $750 (20 available)
Includes: 2 complimentary tickets + 5 faculty/staff/guest tickets; reserved seating for two at a premium table loaded with clues, a bottle of wine, party accessories, and other fun. (For tax purposes, Fair Market Value: $180)

Purchase tickets now!

Peacock Level – $300
Includes: 2 complimentary tickets + 1 faculty/staff ticket; 2 cocktail glasses with unlimited cocktails. (For tax purposes, Fair Market Value: $230)

Purchase tickets now!

Can’t make it?
Consider a donation for staff tickets and/or tuition assistance. Donate on the Tickets link.

Logistics
Free parking on site.
21 and older please.

For more information contact: advancement@prospectsierra.org

The CLUE FAQ

What’s new?
We heard you! Thanks to helpful feedback from our community, the Prospect Sierra Parent Association and the school have partnered to design a community-wide fundraising event that offers:

  • a night to celebrate together, grown-up style
  • a lower price point that’s welcoming to more of us
  • a fundraiser that makes everyone feel good about what they’re able to give toward the community goal of $50,000 for our most important community-funding need, Tuition Assistance
  • a shared experience that strengthens our sense of community.


What makes this party so special?

  • It’s Prospect Sierra’s biggest fundraiser of the year for our most important need
  • Cocktails and fun with 250+ of your favorite PS friends
  • Music and dancing
  • Plenty of mystery and surprises throughout the night
  • Creating stories you’ll be telling for days to come – but don’t tell the kids!


What do I wear?
Remember Ms. Scarlet, Col. Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, and Prof. Plum? Allow them to inspire your attire for the ballroom, conservatory, billiard room, or lounge. Costumes and festive wear encouraged; props provided. (Leave your candlestick, lead pipe, or other weapons at home, please.)

Is this event a fundraiser?
Yes. We will come together to support tuition assistance, which is the key to the robust, diverse community that enriches us all. Please consider the donation level that will be most meaningful to you to help us reach our collective goal.

Will there be a live auction?
No. We will focus on a live fund-a-need for tuition assistance using mobile (text) giving.

Will there be a silent auction?
No.

How can our family support CLUE?


Can’t make it?

We’ll miss you! And we’re still counting on your support for our strong, connected Prospect Sierra community.

Make a donation to our Tuition Assistance fund to support our students.

Share your feedback advancement@prospectsierra.org