The Padres fundraising committee raises funds for school-wide initiatives and projects with the aim of benefiting the entire school community.
At the end of the 2017–18 school year, the fundraising committee surveyed families for input on goals for the following school year. From the results of that survey, as well as input from school leaders, Padres’ #1 goal for the 2018–19 school year was completing the outdoor play space at the P Street campus. Padres came very close to achieving that goal — about $15,000 still needs to be raised to complete that campaign.
Once the remaining funds are raised, the fundraising committee will raise funds for new objectives for the 2019–20 school year. The objectives will be identified by the community as a whole, through suggestions, brainstorming and a survey. The process for identifying the goal of fundraising will begin at the September 13, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., general Padres meeting in the Zocalo.
KEY FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR 2019–20
Playspace and fall campaign
The play space campaign is an appeal to families for donations for funds to complete the outdoor play space.
The fall campaign will kick off fundraising efforts for this school year, including completing the play space campaign and making progress toward new objectives.
DC United game: Saturday, October 6
Traditionally, Mundo Verde has come together every fall to attend a DC United game. It’s a fun event for all!
In the past, it has also been a fundraiser. This year, due to pricing by the team, tickets will cost $35, so we will not build a donation into the ticket price. We have 250 tickets available in a section for Mundo Verde. Tickets will be available for purchase soon.
Mundo Verde Fiesta: April 4, 2020
Save the date! The Fiesta is a fundraiser, an adult evening out, and community party. It is a ticketed event (tickets have in the past cost between $60 and $100, with discounted and free tickets available for anyone who needs them) and includes food, drinks, and great music and friends. The Fiesta will feature an auction of fun items such as special dinners with friends, restaurant gift certificates, sporting events, vacation homes, and much more!
Smaller events and business programs
The fundraising committee will also send emails about local happy hours and group activities where generous businesses have agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from an event to Mundo Verde.
Many businesses will also make contributions to Mundo Verde when Mundo Verde is identified by the shopper — see a list of participating businesses.
The fundraising committee will meet about once a month, except during very busy times. We will need lots of help with the fall campaign and the Fiesta.
For the Fiesta, we need help getting items for the auction; items in the past have included restaurant gift certificates, theater and sports tickets, hosted dinners, vacation homes, and all sorts of creative experiences. We also would love help with venue ideas for the Fiesta.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved, or come to a meeting!