Ways To Give
The Siskiyou School relies on fundraising to meet our annual budgetary goals. This allows us to keep tuition low—one of the lowest in the country for a full Waldorf program! By participating in these fundraisers, some of which cost you NOTHING, we can do our share to add to our annual fundraising goal. Please read our annual newsletter for details on our healthy financial picture and more on the ways you can give to The Siskiyou School.
No Cost Ways to Give
General Giving & Tax Relief Opportunities
SCRIP – Your Grocery & Online Shopping Supports The Siskiyou School!
Ashland Food Co-op & Shop’n Kart
Purchase Scrip for these stores from the Siskiyou School office or call or email to place an order to be picked up in the morning as you drive through.
Market of Choice (Eugene, Corvallis, West Linn, Portland, Ashland) or Safeway (nationwide!)
Go to www.escrip.com
Click on Sign Up – It’s Free!
Search for The Siskiyou School.
Register the debit and credit cards you use to buy groceries or your Safeway club card.
Install these programs or shop via the links on their websites and the contribution process is automated with participating online retailers.
Go to shopping.escrip.com and follow the instructions for installing AutoEARN™ for eScrip.
Go to www.igive.com, type in your cause: Siskiyou School, and shop.
Go to www.igive.com/button and follow the instructions for installing iGive.
Siskiyou School Dines Out
Once a month, we Dine Out at a local restaurant, and the restaurant returns 10% of our food bills back to the school. The evenings are informal and a lovely way to meet and socialize with other families. Anyone dining or taking out on behalf of The Siskiyou School between 5 and 8 pm on Dine Out nights makes a contribution. Everyone is welcome to support The Siskiyou School on these nights.
2016-17 Schedule TBD!
WinterFaire (weekend before Thanksgiving)
The Siskiyou School’s Annual WinterFaire holiday event is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving on our beautiful campus. It is a wholesome day of fun for the whole family. There are so many things to do including dipping your own beeswax candle, choosing a treat in the Crystal Cookie Room, picking a treasure from the Pocket Person, visiting the magical throne room of the Fairy Queen, and more! Many other enchantments, crafts, and activities, along with delicious food, more than 25 vendors, and a Waldorf store await YOUR family every year! Free admission. The 2016 Vendor Application will be posted here soon.
Annual Auction (March)
Our annual auction held in March brings together over 250 people for a great evening of fundraising. With over 300 auction items up for bid, a live band, professional auctioneer, and food and wine, our community celebrates and raises money at the same time. To make a donation, be a sponsor, or purchase a ticket to this important annual fundraiser, please contact Katie LaCroix in the school office.
May Day Raffle
Every May, as our last fundraising effort of the year, we hold a May Day Raffle. Tickets are sold for $5 each by each family and the winning ticket is drawn at our annual May Day festival. Our May Day Raffle prizes in 2016 were:
1st $500 Cash
2nd Sector 9 Longboard Skateboard & Goodies from Treezco Supply-Ashland ($200+ value)
3rd Ashland Restaurant Gift Cards: $50 to Milagros, $20 to Mix, $20 to Flip, $10 to Zoey’s ($100 value)
Annual Giving Campaign
Our Annual Giving Campaign runs December through March. Donations made to The Siskiyou School a 501(c)3 are tax deductible. To receive our annual newsletter and financial report, please contact the office. To make a contribution, please mail your check to: The Siskiyou School, 631 Clay Street, Ashland, OR 97520.
Oregon Cultural Trust
Through a fantastic program in Oregon, your contribution can be leveraged significantly. If you are able to give at least $200 to our Annual Giving Campaign, it is worth considering this program that turns your $200 into a donation of at least $500 to the school and $500 to arts in Oregon. Please see the chart or visit the Oregon Cultural Trust website for more information.
Oregon Community Foundation (Endowment)
For those of you who are able to and desire to give a gift that ensures our healthy financial future, we have established an endowment fund through the Oregon Community Foundation. Please contact the office for more details on how to contribute.
To talk more about any of these Ways to Give, please contact Katie LaCroix, our Director of Community Development. Katie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 482-8223 x38. Thank you!