The Academy’s Director of Development helps the school administration and Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) group plan and organize fundraisers that are necessary to carry out the mission of our school. There are a variety of opportunities available to be involved and every member of the Pac Point community is invited to join in! Each year the Academy holds three major fundraisers: a fall event (previous events include a read-a-thon, bowl-a-thon and walk-a-thon), a spring event (previous occasions include a Spring Gala Dinner Dance/Auction) and the 4th of July fireworks booth. It takes considerable effort on the part of many individuals to help raise funds so that Pac Point can maintain its quest for excellence and private school affordability for local families. The commitment of our families, friends, local businesses and community foundations provide us the resources for today’s needs as well as ensuring our school’s success in the future.
Typically an “-athon”, the Fall Fundraiser is a school-wide fundraiser where student participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for reading books, knocking down bowling pins or walking laps. In years past, the purpose of the Fall Fundraiser has been to raise funds to start a technology/media center, build playgrounds improve safety at Pac Point. The walk-a-thon had the added benefits of building awareness among students about the importance of health and physical fitness. The read-a-thon encouraged students to start out the school year with an emphasis on reading. This fundraiser involves all students, staff and parent volunteers. By meeting the school-wide fundraising goal, students typically earn “Spirit Week” – a week of special themed free dress days.
The spring fundraiser is by and large Pac Point’s largest fundraiser of the year. In the past, the school has held large “Gala” events that included a formal dinner, dance, dessert dash and silent/live/online auctions for adults in our community. Family participation is encouraged in attendance and volunteerism!
As long as the City of Gilroy agrees, Pac Point will open its annual fireworks booth to sell “Safe and Sane” fireworks to the Gilroy community. Our fireworks booth is located at 8220 Monterey Ave in downtown Gilroy in the Little Johns Fine Jewelry parking lot, across the street from the Longhouse Restaurant. The booth is open daily from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm from July 1st through July 4th. We always need help staffing our booth! Stop by the school office and sign-up to sell fireworks at our school booth beginning May 1st. We offer Double HIS hours when you volunteer on the 4th.
These fundraisers are one of the many great ways to earn H.I.S. hours!