PFC Fundraisers

Why Does the Walnut Acres PFC Fundraise?
We fundraise to bridge the gap between public funding and the true cost of our children’s education at Walnut Acres. We raise funds to help pay for staff and programs that help strengthen our child’s educational experience.

Where Do the Funds Go?
Over 80% of our budget is used to pay for staff salaries: grade-level teachers’ aides, science teachers, computer teachers, math intervention specialist, music teachers, and reading intervention specialists. These positions would not exist at Walnut Acres Elementary without PFC funds.

How Do We Fundraise?
Fundraising at Walnut Acres is pretty simple – we ask for $650 per child per year by direct donation towards our Jaguar Fund, which covers 55% of our budget. We also ask for $100 per child per year for Read-A-Thon, $100 for Walk-A-Thon, and participation in our other community building fundraising events like our Gala Auction, online auction, book fair, and Shop & Earn.

Did you know that only 4 major fundraisers this year will support over 50 personnel positions, activities and school support services? This is an amount equal to $390,400! They are:
  • Jaguar Fund
  • Auction
  • Read-A-Thon
  • Walk-A-Thon

Where do your PFC dollars go?  The chart below shows projected cash spending for the 2018-2019 year:

For questions about our financial information, please contact our Treasurer at
Thank you for your participation in our fundraisers to keep our school strong!