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.
It is through philanthropy that we strengthen our connections at Prospect Sierra – building support among all who love and cherish this school and who want to ensure its sustainability for years to come. Like independent schools across the nation, Prospect Sierra depends on fundraising as a critical component of its operating budget There are a variety of opportunities to partner with us.
How to Give
Prospect Sierra offers many opportunities to support the school. To learn more, contact Interim Director of Development Liz Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.809.9012. Our Tax ID # is 94-2940144.
Rock the Walk:
The Virtual Experience!
Welcome to our ROCK THE WALK: Virtual Experience where there will be all kinds of fitness fun to be had! The entire experience takes place over a few weeks, culminating with an all-school Zoom celebration on Saturday, May 30 from 10-11:30 a.m., followed by a BYOL (bring your own lunch) dance party with guest DJ, Coach Nick! Here are details about how to participate and make it fun!
How Does This Work and What Do I Do?
- Set Up Your Pledge Page.
- Ask Friends, Family, Neighbors, and Colleagues to Pledge between April 27-May 17.
- Raise Money by Doing Fun Walkathon Fitness “Laps” from May 11-17.
- Join the Walk it Out Video Challenge (more info below).
- Attend the Live Virtual Celebration on Saturday, May 30 from 10-11:30 am
How Do I Register?
- Go to http://pledgestar.com/prospect.
- Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event.”
- Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit.”
- Follow the instructions on-screen to register students.
- You can sign up as a family and donations will be split equally between all participants.
How Do I Get Pledges?
Participants request pledges from family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, or businesses to support their efforts. Once you have your pledge page set up, there are sharing options available. You can add family and friends to a list and an email will be automatically sent to them (including a thank you email once a pledge is made!).
Donors can either pledge a certain amount of money per lap, or make a flat donation (fixed pledge) in support of our school. You can also use the form on the front of the pledge envelope that was sent home in March to track any offline pledges. The more people you ask, the higher your percentage of donors and more chances to win prizes!
What Equals a Lap?
Each of the following equals one lap and you are welcome to do any combination of these activities:
- 25 Jumping Jacks
- 25 Sit Ups
- 25 Push Ups
- 25 Jumps with a Jump Rope (or an imaginary one)
- 25 Rounds of a Hula Hoop
- Every 3 minutes of a Family Walk (that would be 20 laps per 1 hour walk!)
What is Our Goal?
Our most fundamental goal is to have over 75% of our families, faculty, and staff participate. Above all, we want to create a reason to get active and have some fun while sheltering in place! If we reach this goal, we will have a super surprise! We are also hoping to raise $40,000 through this event. If everyone raises $90 we can achieve and maybe even exceed our goal! And everyone will receive a limited edition Walkathon t-shirt!
What is the Walk It Out Challenge?
Many of you have seen the plank challenge, stair challenge, or even the toilet paper roll challenge online and we are adding our own PS version for fun. We’ve chosen the song Walk It Out in honor of our Walkathon and challenge you to make a quick and fun 15-second video. Videos can be done in either TikTok (search the title of the song) or by downloading the audio clip here and playing it while simply recording a video on your phone. To kick it off here is our first official Walk It Out Challenge Video to get you pumped up for the fun ahead! Have fun, get active, be silly, keep it positive and clean, and share it to RockTheWalk2020@prospectsierra.org so we can create some PS joy!
How Can I Make a Donation?
If you’re unable to walk or participate in one of the ways above, you can still make a donation to the Walkathon! Simply click here, fill out the form, and choose Walkathon 2020 in the pulldown menu.