Sunnyside Annual Fund 2021

Hello Sunnyside Families & Community,

The Sunnyside PTA is excited to kick off our biggest fundraiser of the year – the Annual Fund – with a goal of $150,000 to be raised. This is 75% of our entire PTA fundraising goal; we need your help to succeed and reach that goal by November 5. In order to meet the year’s budget, we need to raise nearly $650 per student at our school. How can you help?

Please consider donating to our PTA Annual Fund campaign. The funds we raise add additional staff, resources and events that are not fully funded by our school site budget from SFUSD. Our aim this year is to support the mental and physical health of our students and their families, and continue to provide engaging activities that enrich the whole child. Many of the special events and programs would not exist without the generous donations from our community to the Sunnyside PTA.  

Your contribution provides:

  • Funding support for staff positions and for classroom supplies to begin each school year

  • Support for wellness and physical education

  • Community events such as Art Nights, Halloween activities, Spring Fest and gardening

  • Diversity and Inclusion events and performances and culturally responsive art projects

Our families span a wide range of income levels, and we ask that you donate at a level that is comfortable for you. Every dollar matters and no donation is too small. All contributions are fully tax-deductible. Our goal is 100% participation, which would send an important message that every family is invested in the success of our school.

Here’s how you can donate:

  • DONATE or PLEDGE ONLINE: Use the green Pledge and Donate button at the top of the page - you can make a pledge to donate at a future date or set-up a monthly payment to spread out your contribution over time or make a one-time donation. Please note "annual fund" in transaction.

  • CHECK or CASH: Make checks payable to “Sunnyside Elementary PTA”. Mail to Sunnyside PTA, 250 Foerster Street, San Francisco, CA 94112. Please note "annual fund" in Memo.

  • REQUEST A COMPANY MATCH: Your employer may match or even double your donation. Check with your company's HR department to find out what is needed to make that happen. Have questions? Contact us to help and we will supply any forms or documentation needed.

  • DONATE STOCK: Increase the value of your donation with a tax deduction for the current stock value and avoid capital gains taxes. Look for Sunnyside PTA at or contact us for more details.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at We look forward to partnering with you to make Sunnyside Elementary a place where every child can learn and thrive. Thank you for your financial support!

With gratitude,

Lori Gray, PTA President

Debbie Bensinger, Fundraising Co-Chair

Denise Yenkin, Fundraising Co-Chair