Oct 18

Direct Give: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about Pathfinder PTSA’s Direct Give? Here are some answers, based on the inquiries we get most often.

What is the Direct Give?

Pathfinder’s Direct Give is a fall fundraiser, held in October, by the Pathfinder PTSA. It involves direct donations to Pathfinder’s PTSA. We love it because it is simple — no selling candy or gift wrap — and all of the funds raised go straight to supporting our students and school.

What Does the Pathfinder PTSA Fund?

Pathfinder PTSA funding touches every student – from the hands on experience of our garden to Field Day, storytelling at assemblies, and camping. During the 2017-2018 school year, we will invest $84,000 in academic and classroom support, an increase of 27 percent, meaning more tutors and instructional aides in the classroom. Teachers and specialists will be given a stipend to spend on books, supplies, or special projects for their classrooms. And thanks to funding from last year, middle school athletes are sporting new uniforms and a new sound system will be installed in the cafeteria. Here’s an overview of the funding:

Is My Donation Tax Deductible?

YES! Pathfinder PTSA is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID number or EIN is: 91-1598827.

How Do I Make a Donation?

There are several ways you can make a donation to the Direct Give:

  • Write a check: It should be made out to “Pathfinder PTSA.” Checks can be dropped off in Pathfinder’s front office in a locked box. Alternatively, they can be mailed to: Pathfinder PTSA, Attention: Treasurer,
    1901 SW Genesee St., Seattle, WA 98106.
  • Make an online donation: Go to bit.ly/directgive and use your credit card or your PayPal account to make your donation.
  • Make a monthly donation: Stretch your donation out over the year by giving a little bit each month. Go to the online donation portal at bit.ly/directgive and check the box labeled “Make this a monthly donation.” You can change or stop your payment at anytime through PayPal or by contacting our treasurer at treasurer@pathfinderk8ptsa.org.

Will My Employer Match My Donation?

Many employers match their employees charitable donations, and if they do, Pathfinder PTSA should qualify. Check this partial list of workplaces that have matched gifts to see if your employer is on it or ask your Human Resources department. If you need confirmation of your donation, please contact the PTSA treasurer at treasurer@pathfinderk8ptsa.org.

Will I Get a Receipt for My Donation?

Yes! We will send confirmation of your donation after the campaign is over and then mail tax donation letters for your records at the end of the calendar year. Please contact treasurer@pathfinderk8ptsa.org if you haven’t received one by January.

The Direct Give Campaign is Over — Can I Still Donate?

Of course you can! Any donation given during the school year via the Donate button on the website or as a check will add to the Direct Give — and support all of the projects of the Pathfinder PTSA.