Fundraising

The Bonny Slope Community Organization proudly sponsors and supports the majority of the student enrichment programs for students at Bonny Slope. Fundraising dollars support the arts, author visits, science classes, technology purchases, and direct classroom support. Details of our fundraisers are as follows:

JOG-A-THON

The Jog-a-Thon is Bonny Slope's fall FUNdraiser* at and is comprised primarily of small donations collected by participating students. This event takes place rain or shine. Students will have 20 minutes to walk, jog, or run as many laps as they can on the outdoor track. This is a fun event, promotes wellness, and students have the opportunity to win some great prizes.

Three methods to FUNdraise for the 2017 Jog-a-Thon to be held on October 6th:

  • Bonny Slope Pledgestar webpage: Enter your name and email address, then click Register.  Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Envelope: collect pledges and then, after Jog-a-Thon, return to collect donations. (Pledge Form, Tax Receipt Form)
  • Many companies provide Matching Funds for donations to BSCO. Please see below for details.

2017 Jog-a-Thon sponsors: Doug Bergmann/John L. Scott Real Estate

* BSCO's fundraising schedule: Jog-a-Thon in the fall, Auction in the winter and Bridge the Gap, if needed, in the Spring.

 

AUCTION

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Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Bonny Slope Community Organization is thrilled to announce the 2018 Bobcat Soiree & Auction will be celebrated on Saturday, April 21st.  This year we honor the 10 Years of Excellence that Bonny Slope Elementary has achieved with a soiree and auction at The Tiffany Center located at 1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205.  

So please mark your calendars and book a babysitter! We can't wait for you to join the BSCO community to help support this event and raise funds to advocate for our school, our teaching staff and most importantly our students.  Donations raised at the event supply the programs that your students love and make our school stand out. Programs like Art Literacy, Artist In Residence, Bobcat Trail, Community Garden, Family Movie Night, Geography Club, Monster Mash, Oregon Battle Of the Books, Science Fair, and all the other wonderful community building events that occur through out the year are made possible by this event. 

If you would like further information about any of these programs or the BSCO fundraising efforts please contact Ellen Rothery, vpfundraising@bonnyslopebsco.org. Donation and sponsorship info can be found at https://bonnyslopebsco.ejoinme.org/2018auction.

 

 

Bridge The Gap (formerly Write-A-Check)

Our spring fundraiser is where you simply write a check or donate online to the BSCO. Based on community feedback, we are keeping it plain and simple and will not ask your child to sell wrapping paper, cookie dough or wreaths.  Instead, every donation will go directly to BSCO's programs. These donations are tax deductible and many companies will provide matching funds. All donation information is strictly confidential. This program provides a simple, easy, no-fuss way to contribute and is only held if Jog-a-Thon and Auction don't fulfill our budgetary needs.

 

MATCHING FUNDS

Many local employers provide matching funds for donations to BSCO. Below is a partial list of companies (some with links) that have matched eligible donations in the past. The list is not comprehensive. Please check with your human resources department to find out if your company matches employee donations to non-profits. Please contact our Matching Funds Coordinator if you would like to provide additional information or find an error about your company’s matching program.

  • Columbia Sportswear: 100% match (up to $1000/year) must be requested by employee. Click here for details.

  • Costco
  • FEI: 100% match (up to $200 year). Employee must fill out a request and submit to the Matching Funds Coordinator. 
  • Genentech
  • Intel: 100% match (up to $5000/year) and matching funds for volunteer hours. Must be requested by employee. Click here for details.
  • Mentor Graphics: 100% match
  • Motorola: 100% match
  • Nike: 100% match and matching funds for volunteer hours. Must be requested by employee. Click here for details.
  • Oracle
  • Symantec: 100% match, employee must download a form from the company intranet and have the Matching Funds Coordinator verify.

 

BOXTOPS

The Boxtops 4 Education fundraiser works by families buying everyday items then clipping the box top from the package. For a list of current products visit Boxtops 4 Education web site. Send the box tops to school in a baggie with your student and have them drop off the box tops at the collection box by the entrance of the school.

The BSCO Coordinator will then collect all the Box Tops and send them in. Our school receives $0.10 per each box top. Throughout the school year, the BSCO Coordinator also tracks the number of box tops per classroom and the winning classroom receives a treat.


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Where the money goes

For a breakdown of how money is allocated, check out the operating budget under BSCO Business.