Annual giving campaign 2018-2019

Public education is free, but award-winning education is not. The Ross School Foundation Annual Giving Campaign raises money above and beyond the contributions from state, local and federal funding in order for Ross School to operate our school at a higher level. 

HELP US ACHIEVE 100% PARENT PARTICIPATION IN 100 SCHOOL DAYS

OUR GOAL IS $1.3M THIS YEAR. The ask amount is $3,500 per student.

WHY GIVE? YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROSS SCHOOL FOUNDATION ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN HELPS: 

  • Recruit and retain excellent teachers

  • Maintain low student to teacher ratios (School-wide ratio is 12:1, the lowest in Marin County. Average class size K-5 is 18 students.)

  • Provide differentiated learning in the classroom

  • Assemble a top-notch Learning Center, complete with reading, speech and math specialists

  • Offer school-wide Spanish, STEM, PE, FabLab, art, music and choir. 40+ electives for MS students

We strive to reach 100% participation from our current families, as well as get additional support from the Ross community -- local businesses and residents, grandparents and alumni.

Ross School continues to rank top in the State, Bay Area and County. Ross School Foundation funds are critical to delivering the education we all expect and demand for our children. 

Questions?  Visit our FAQ page.

 

ROSS SCHOOL IS A BASIC-AID SCHOOL

ALMOST 20% OF OUR SCHOOL'S BUDGET COMES FROM THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR COMMUNITY!

 

Ross School Funding

Contributions from the Foundation provide more resources and opportunities for Ross Students

The Ross School Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to fill the gap between what the Ross School receives from local, state and federal sources and what it actually costs to run the school. The Foundation funds approximately 20% of Ross School’s annual budget each year. The vast majority of these donations come from current school families, but we also receive generous donations from community members, alumni, grandparents and local businesses.

The Ross School Foundation was founded in 1992 as the cost to provide a high quality education to the children of Ross School began to exceed the amount the school received from government sources. In 2016-2017, the cost to educate a student at Ross School was $18,108. The gap in funding has grown to $3,500 per child. We ask the parents of every child in the school to donate to Foundation to close this gap. Last year, approximately 98% of parents donated to the Foundation Annual Giving Campaign. This year we are striving for 100% parent participation. Without their generous contributions, Ross School simply would not be the outstanding school it is today. Every contribution is 100% tax deductible.



EVENTS

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ROSS SCHOOL FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

Don't miss out on a great day of golf, fun and friends on Monday, October 22nd, at Meadow Club in Fairfax. Get your foursome together today -- there are a few spots left.  Or join in on the less competitive but equally social "Champagne Clinic for Beginners" which includes a lesson at the driving range before joining the golfers for the rest of the evening on the patio overlooking the beautiful mountain vista. 

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00am Registration. Driving Range and Putting Green open

  • 11:00am Lunch. Putting Contest

  • 12:00pm Shotgun Start

  • 3:30pm Champagne Clinic for Beginners

  • 5:00-7:00pm Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres, Auction, Awards Ceremony

Please visit RossGolfTournament.com or contact Kevin Weston for information regarding sponsorships and registration!

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ALUMNI

Welcome, Alumni!! We would love to have you come back and visit because Ross School has a whole new look! Although we all fondly remember our old elementary school and that old Multi-Purpose room, it was time to replace them. In August 2010, Ross School opened its beautiful new building and our new Multi-Purpose room was opened in 2011. If you’d like to have a tour, please just contact us anytime and we’ll show you around!

There’s also an active Facebook group for Ross School Alumni, which is lots of fun for catching up with old classmates. Fair warning though: those photos of childhood haircuts can be brutal.

With California public school funding in a dismal state, funding Ross School’s operations has become a real challenge. We rely on parents and the community to fund a large portion of the school’s operating budget every year. We would be so grateful for your support too! It’s a wonderful way to give back to the school where you got your start. Thank you for anything you can contribute!


COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Welcome Ross Community! Ross School is one of the most treasured Ross institutions, and in many ways, the heart of our community.  Generations of Ross children and their parents have been a part of the school and form the rich history that we now cherish.  

Every year, the Ross School Foundation receives generous donations from our community members, which provide vital funds for the operations of Ross School. Funding the operations for our school has become quite a challenge given the current economic conditions and your donations are greatly appreciated.

Community contributions to the Ross School Foundation will be recognized as follows:

  • Redwood level: $1000 or more

  • Oak level: $500 to $999

  • Elm level: $250 to $499

  • Maple level: $100 to $249

  • Madrone level: Up to $99

You will be listed in the Foundation Annual Report according to these giving levels (unless you choose to contribute anonymously). Your participation will also be noted on this website.  To better show your relationship with Ross School, we will also list the graduation year of any of your children or grandchildren. Thank you again for your generosity!