Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. The Foundation recognizes this year will look very different in regards to events and fundraising opportunities. Our focus this year will be on the Colorado Gives Day annual campaign. The Gives Day is on Tuesday, December 8th this year. All contributions are matched and give SkyView a great opportunity to raise funds. In prior years the Gives Day had brought in $15,000-$25,000. More details to come on how your donation can result in student rewards!
Along with this fundraiser, we would like to introduce a new program, ShopwithScrip. This is an online gift card site that gives SVA a percentage of the sales. Funds raised will go to the general fund for SVF which supports initiatives led by the Leadership team. Prior years these included safety improvements, building enhancements, support to electives and athletics. Check out our site here to purchase Egift cards! Our enrollment code is BAE83AB872337. Our goal for this first year is to raise $10,000. We also have participation in kickback programs with King Soopers, Box Tops, super socials, etc. As always we look to spend fundraising dollars in the next year on items for safety, building improvements, elective enhancement, and much more. Check out our Foundation website for more details!
The Foundation members would like to thank everyone in the community and staff who participated in giving to SVA this year. From your generosity in 2019, we installed a new playground and bought technology supplies for teachers and the classrooms as individual teacher devices and classroom projectors. For 2020, the annual campaign initiative raised $17,000. The Plaid Carpet event raised $90,000, which is amazing as we repeated the event 2 years in a row. Along with other finance balances our total to SVA in 2020-21 is $71,000. These funds will go to technology purchases, safety and building enhancements, athletic equipment and band and art supplies. With the closure of in person learning at the end of the 2019-20 school year, this additional funding creates an opportunity for us to enhance SVA and support the finances of the school.
Once again we had an amazing Plaid Carpet event and would like to take the time to publicly thank our amazing team of parent volunteers who led a successful event, two years in a row. Our deepest thanks to Lisa Recine, Ashley McGowan, Carey Madsen, Kristin Hill, Jennifer Turnbull and Sarah Haynes for your time, effort and commitment to the success of the event!
We look forward to having you all back in the building for 2020-21 and putting on the amazing events we can for SVA. The next SVA Plaid Carpet event will be held in Spring 2021-22. The Foundation is currently looking for one new member to join the committee. Please submit your interest to Lori Bachtel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It seems like just a short time ago our halls were filled with the excitement of a new school year with students toting new school supplies and freshly pressed uniforms. With this year quickly coming to an end we want to share a short year in review with our families. We have much to celebrate as a Foundation! During our recent meeting we were able to transfer $27,000 from King Soopers Card earnings to aid in overhauling our aging playground in addition to $73,000 from the Annual Campaign and the Plaid Carpet Event. Profits from the generosity of our SVA families, along with corporate matching programs, is being used to replace aging Smartboards with new Epson interactive projectors and televisions and provide new computers for our elementary teachers and various support staff (middle and high school teachers received new devices last summer). Thank you to all who shared their financial resources with our school. We are incredibly appreciative and grateful!
We would like to take the time to publicly thank our amazing team of parent volunteers who brought back an incredibly successful live/silent auction event after a three-year hiatus. If you missed the event, mark your calendar for the next one as this years Plaid Carpet Event was amazing! Our deepest thanks to Roslyn Paine, Lisa Recine, Ashley McGowan, Sarah Newman and Carey Madsen for your time, effort and commitment to the success of the event!
As you know, one of SkyView’s five pillars is service. Not only do we ask our students to give to others we ask our families to share their time and talent as well. We are already looking at the 2019-2020 school year and are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to start planning our annual Fun Run in the Fall and our Plaid Carpet Event next Spring. For the Plaid Carpet Event we will need help with classroom baskets, donations, sponsorships, decorations and help the night of the event. Please contact Lisa Recine.
Welcome to the SkyView Foundation’s Quarterly Update. You will be hearing from us on a quarterly basis to help you understand our role while sharing updates about giving and fundraising here at SVA.
What is the Foundation?
The SkyView Foundation manages most fundraising and donor programs for SVA. This includes the Annual Campaign, Colorado Gives Day and The Plaid Carpet Event, our live and silent auction event coming up on February 23, 2019. The Foundation’s responsibilities include financial oversight, nonprofit 501c3 compliance, and general collaboration and support for all fundraising activities managed by the school.
The SkyView Foundation Board Members for the 2018/19 school year:
Kristin Hill – SkyView Academy Board Member
Roslyn Paine – Parent
Lorrie Grove – Parent
Upcoming Giving Opportunities:
SVA Spirit Run
September 20th, 2018
Colorado Gives Day
December 4th, 2018
The Plaid Carpet Event
February 23rd, 2018
Please continue reading communication from SVA and any special announcements along the way to learn more about how you can support our students.
We look forward to a successful and prosperous school year!