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Jaguar Fund


What is the Jaguar Fund?

The Jaguar Fund is the Parent Faculty Club’s primary source of funds to bridge the gap between public funding and the true cost of our children’s education at Walnut Acres. It is the biggest fundraiser at Walnut Acres, bringing in 60% of revenue the PFC uses to pay for things like teachers’ aides, curriculum development, art supplies, science labs, reading specialists, computer instruction and more.

 The recommended donation for 2017-2018 school year is $650 per child. 

Donations can be made at Jaguar Day on August 17, 2017 or online here: 

Where does this money go?

The PFC has budgeted $377,300 in expenses for the 2017-2018 school year. 81% or $306,215 goes toward staff salaries: grade-level teachers’ aides, science teachers, music teachers, computer teachers, reading intervention specialists, etc. You can see a full breakdown of the budget here.

Why should I contribute?

· Walnut Acres has a legacy of generosity. We are a community that cares a lot about the quality of education that our children receive. Your contribution to the Jaguar Fund is an investment in your child’s education.

· $650 per student certainly sounds like a lot of money but consider that it is only $65 per month for the 10 months school is in session.

· Every child benefits from PFC-funded programs, so every family should contribute what they can to the Jaguar Fund.

· Your contribution to the Jaguar Fund is 100% tax-deductible (tax id # 94-2398637).

· Your company may match your donation dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of your donation.

· There are no overhead costs for the Jaguar Fund fundraiser, so every penny you contribute goes directly to sustain important school programs and positions.

How can I contribute?

· At Jaguar Day or online anytime CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW! 

· We accept checks, cash or MasterCard/Visa.

· It’s possible to break up your donation into multiple payments by contributing more than once throughout the year. 

Jaguar Fund Matching Funds Program...another way to support Walnut Acres!

Many companies have programs through which they will match the charitable contributions made by their employees.  If you or your spouse work for a large employer chances are they will have a charitable giving matching program. This is an easy way to double the impact of your gift. Some companies will even donate for your volunteer hours! 

To find out about your company's policy, search for “matching gifts” on your company intranet, or contact your HR department. It only takes a minute to submit your company's matching form and it makes a really big difference for our school. The information you will need is simply 

  • Our name-- Walnut Acres PFC (or Parent Faculty Club of Walnut Acres Elementary)
  • Our address-- 180 Cerezo Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 
  • Our tax ID number 94-2398637
  • The date and amount of your gift 

It’s that easy!  The Matching Funds Program runs all year long!

Feel free to email us at if you have any questions. 

Kammy Chahal & Christianna Cohen
2017-2018 Jaguar Fund Co-chairs

Walnut Acres PFC (WAPFC) is a 501 (c) (3), not for profit organization.  All donations to the Jaguar Fund are tax deductible (tax id # 94-2398637).