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, organizing events, and 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 reason they need to support our school. Your participation—at whatever level is personally meaningful—is what’s most important.

  • Rebekah Truemper
    Interim Director of Development 510.809.9007

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

How to Give

Prospect Sierra offers many opportunities to support the school. To learn more, contact Interim Director of Development Rebekah Truemper at rtruemper@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.

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.


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.

Fundraising Activities

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


2017-18 Spring Event
March 24, 2018

This annual spring event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a celebration not to be missed. Stay tuned for more details.

Like planning a party or raising funds to help others? Volunteer for a doable role on our planning team. Contact rtruemper@prospectsierra.org to find the role that’s right for you.

Clue: Unlock Your Story
Wow! Prospect Sierra ROCKED IT!

Thank you to EVERYONE who came out on April 1, 2017 and made this the biggest party of the year. We set out to raise a glass, raise the paddle, and RAISE THE ROOF together! We sure did it!

We are in AWE of what this community can accomplish. Together, we raised $50,000 for Tuition Assistance. #WeAreProspectSierra

So many families and businesses helped make this event happen. A huge thank you to each and every one of you!

Event Committee

Pilar Beccar-Varela
Sallie Bryan
Liz Clark
Wendy Horng Brawer
Natasha Khokar
Susan Lee
Kristi Nellor
Susan Seastone
Wendy Swiggett
Rebekah Truemper
Jennie Watson-Lamprey
Mckenzie Welch

In-Kind Donations

Arlington Wine & Spirits
Broc Cellars
Clif Bar
El Cerrito Natural Grocery
Grocery Outlet, Oakland
Grocery Outlet, Richmond
Macaroni Grill
Manish Doshi
Mira Vista Golf & Country Club
Rock Wall Wines
School Foodies
Trader Joe’s
Wendy Horng Brawer
Whole Foods


Rob and Mia Bonta
Concar Industries
Jean and Raj Parehk
Denise Yamamoto and Josh Hannah

Christa Aboitiz and Gary Wolf 
Ruth and Matt Bissell
Emily Bruce and Justin McCrary 
Kimberley Casey and Benjamin King 
Julie Friend and Philip Dreyfus 
Golden Gate Collision
Natasha and Brad Harrington 
Theresa and Chris Lozac’h 
Firuzeh Mahmoudi and Andre Carothers
Michael Minzenberg and Yunju Lee 
Sloane and Nick Morgan
Maria Raven and Andrew Dreskin 
Tracy Sichterman and Ryan Christbaum
Tottenham Hotspurs East Bay

Special Thanks

Carlos and Conchi Alamo
Megan Alderson
Kathleen Arada and Colab
Charlie Casey
Cindy Cheong
Liz and Tc Clark
John Crowley
Keith Davis and Avis Drama
David Gould and Colab
Chubasco Gaite
Ravi Hampole and Kristi Nellor
John Hatem
Nick Hernandez
Kasey Klemm
Beth Lewis
Sunny Mckay
Sloane Morgan
Dan Seltzer
Tory Teasley
Cathy Weindel


Able Freight
Sallie Bryan and Andy Levy
Renee Jacobs, Renee Gourmet
Diane Mark
Arnon Oren, Oren’s Kitchen and Anaviv Catering & Events
Eric and Ruthie Planas-Shelton
Eriko Yahiro, Pastry Chef, Chez Panisse