How to Give 2017-09-04T05:05:53+00:00

How to Give

You can give to the Schoolhouse by participating in the Schoolhouse Fund, supporting the Parent Association, or through our varying Capital and Special projects. Your generosity helps the Schoolhouse invest in the school in many different ways, including technology, professional development, arts, athletics, facilities, and tuition assistance.

The Schoolhouse Fund is our biggest fundraiser of the school year, and a cornerstone of philanthropy at Hollywood Schoolhouse.

Our goals with the Schoolhouse Fund are two-fold. First, we attempt to raise a set dollar amount determined by the Board each year based on our operating budget. Second, we strive for 100% participation from our families, faculty, staff, and Board. Participation in the Schoolhouse Fund demonstrates confidence in our program and commitment to our community.

We ask for contributions shortly after the school year begins. Gifts can be made immediately or families can elect to make a pledge to be fulfilled by the end of the school year.

Our hope is that you will make Hollywood Schoolhouse your primary philanthropic priority. We ask that you contribute at a level that is personally meaningful and that makes sense for your family, keeping in mind the number of children you have at the Schoolhouse.

Each year, the Parent Association takes on two major fundraisers alongside their community-building endeavors in order to raise money for Tuition Assistance at the Schoolhouse. We ask each family to find a way to participate in these fundraisers, which are also a wonderful way to get to know new families and celebrate the Schoolhouse community.

The Fall fundraiser is a large offering of individual events which simultaneously build community across students and families of all grade levels. Host families cover the costs of the event and 100% admission proceeds go to Tuition Assistance at the Schoolhouse. Families can get involved by hosting or attending events throughout the school year.

The Spring fundraiser is our annual Gala which includes silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing, drinks, and more. A beloved Schoolhouse tradition, this event offers numerous ways for families to help raise funds. From donating auction items to buying tickets to the event and shopping at the auction, we hope that all families find a way to be involved in this event.

Capital and special campaigns help Hollywood Schoolhouse think big and accomplish new goals not funded in our annual operating budget. We will provide more information about these initiatives as they arise, but if you are interested in learning more about where we are going as a community, give us a call and we are happy to share.

Types of Gifts

Hollywood Schoolhouse offers many opportunities to support the school. To learn more, contact Director of Advancement, Stacey McShane, at stacey@hshla.org or 323.465.1320.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts made by check or credit card are tax-deductible in the year the gift is made and greatly appreciated.

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Make a Pledge

You may make a pledge online using this form or by contacting stacey@hshla.org. Pledges can be paid in installments or in a single payment. Pledges to the Schoolhouse Fund must be fulfilled by May 31st of the year the school year in which the pledge is made.

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Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock allow families to contribute the fair market value of appreciated securities in order to avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock and support Hollywood Schoolhouse. Please contact stacey@hshla.org for further instructions.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer programs doubling or tripling their employees’ gifts to nonprofit organizations. Please check directly with your employer to inquire if this is an option for you or your family.

Grants

If you are connected to a family foundation or donor-advised fund, you can designate Hollywood Schoolhouse as the recipient of a charitable gift.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Schoolhouse needs every member of its community to make a gift to the Schoolhouse Fund. A high rate of participation is an important measure of involvement by the School community. Support by foundations and corporations are positively influenced by such strong, broad internal support. Depending on individual financial circumstances, contributions vary from $50 to $20,000 or more.

As with all independent schools, our Board of Trustees sets tuition below the cost of educating each student to offer broader accessibility. To make up the difference, tax-deductible gifts to the Schoolhouse Fund help to balance the budget and moderate modest tuition increases while enabling the Schoolhouse to attract the best faculty and students for our community.

Our hope is that you will make Hollywood Schoolhouse your primary philanthropic priority. We ask that you contribute at a level that is personally meaningful and that makes sense for your family, keeping in mind the number of children you have at the Schoolhouse.

Many employers match employee’s contributions dollar for dollar–doubling the size of your gift! Please take the time to see if your employer has one.