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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 57% of revenue the PFC uses to pay for vital resources such as teachers’ aides, science labs, reading and math specialists, computer instruction, curriculum development, art supplies, and more.

 The recommended donation for the 2019-2020 school year is $650 per child. 

Donations can be made via Konstella here:  DONATE NOW

How is the Jaguar Fund money spent?

The PFC has budgeted $390,400 in expenses for the 2019-2020 school year. 87%, or $340,906, goes toward staff salaries: grade-level teachers’ aides, science teachers, computer teachers, math intervention specialist, music teachers, and reading intervention specialists. 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. To find out of your Employer offers a Matching Gifts program, see your Human Resources department. Please note that some employers require you to donate through their site in order to participate in their Matching Gifts program.

· 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 on Konstella.  DONATE NOW
    · Online donation requires MasterCard/Visa payment.
    · If paying by check or cash, please come to Jaguar Day to pay.
    · Can't make it to Jaguar Day?  Email to arrange check drop off.  

NEED TO SPREAD OUT PAYMENTS?  Remember: Recurring Payments. Break up your donation into multiple payments by setting up a recurring credit card payment on the Konstella Donation Page.

Employee Matching Gifts Program...another way to support Walnut Acres!

Many companies have an Employee Matching Gifts program. Employee Matching gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees' charitable contributions. This is an easy way to double the impact of your gift. Some even provide matching funds to support employee 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 Employee Matching Gifts Program runs all year long!

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

Melanie Mitsch
2019-2020 Jaguar Fund Chair

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).