Fundraising for the Intern Program

Our amazing intern program takes many volunteers to manage and raise the money needed for our operating budget each year. Parents surveyed overwhelmingly stated they prefer to support the program financially by writing one check (Annual Contributions Campaign) at the beginning of the year and be done. They do not want to participate in sales type fundraisers. However, currently less than 40% of our parent population is contributing in this manner.

img_5157Therefore, we have needed other avenues to raise funds – but this requires many people and many volunteer hours. Our goal is to rely solely on Annual Contributions to cover the SEF intern program budget and increase contributions to 80% of families contributing during our focus time in August and September. This would…

  • Lower our need of volunteers 
  • Lower the hours spent on fundraising 
  • Lower the communication that comes from SEF about fundraising
  • Lower the number of times you are asked to contribute!

Let’s make it happen by everyone doing their part!

 


Annual Contributions

All year long with focus in August & September


Our goal:
 
obtain 80% of our annual funding through Annual Contributions.

Ways to contribute:

  • CREDIT CARD  
    Make your donation ONLINE through PayPal
    Use DONATE button >>
  • CHECKS
    100% goes directly to the SEF
    Make checks payable to the Spanish Education Fund and mail to:
    SEF Treasurer, 9570 Sky Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Donations may be made from your personal account and/or your business account which could have potential tax benefits for your business.

Want to spread out your Annual Contribution into budget friendly monthly payments? Go to our Annual Contributions page and follow the instructions under Monthly Annual Contribution at the bottom of the page.

 


Corporate Matching

All year long

Our goal: obtain 15% of our annual funding through Corporate Matching.

This is an important part of our program. Through your normal giving, we can raise funds from your employer, sometimes doubling your contribution.

 


School Community Fundraisers

Teacher Time Raffle – Fall

Our goal: approximately $5,600, the cost of one intern.

Teachers donate their time and talents to an event or activity with students. Students then have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an event or activity with their teachers. Provides our teachers and school staff an opportunity to support the intern program.

Student Coin Drive – Spring

Our goal:  approximately $5,600, the cost of one intern.

Students bring coins or cash to school and collect money in their classrooms to support the intern program. Students compete to bring the most money to school. Provides our students an opportunity to support the intern program.

 


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Friday, May 4, 2018  |  Minnesota Valley Country Club  

Our goal: to celebrate our accomplishments.

Cinco is the SEF’s annual spring adults-only social event. Parents, teachers, staff and interns spend the evening socializing, celebrating and supporting the SEF International Teaching Intern Program. The evening typically includes live auction, silent auction, great food, entertainment, and games. Look for more information each spring with all of the event details on the Cinco page!

 


Online Shopping

All year long

Our goal: parents shop online as they normally would and national retailers donate a percent to the SEF.

Nation wide retail options with ‘portals to shop’ where you can do your regular shopping, designate SEF as your charity of choice and the SEF will receive a percentage of your purchase amounts. The funds here are not substantial, ranging from 0.05% to 5% of your purchase price; however, it allows you to contribute without doing anything extra and without spending anything more than you do in your normal course of living. Here are some of our current partners. Click on them to learn more!

 

 

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