Thank you for considering making a donation to support RENAISSANCE ARTS ACADEMY, a small, independent, arts-centered charter school that offers children such a creative and intellectually-inspiring program. (See Mission Statement and Program.)
WHY DONATE MONEY TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL?
All schools, whether private or public, need the financial support of parents and the larger community in order to provide the best instruction, facilities, technology and materials, as well as specialized programs, such as art, music, and drama. (At RenArts such programs are part of the core curriculum for all students!)
As a charter school, RenArts receives per pupil funding through the California Department of Education at the same rate as other public schools. However, charter schools are not provided with facilities. Rent, utilities, insurance and building maintenance absorb about 20 % of the RenArts general operating fund. This amounts to an annual shortfall of $1500 per student.
WHO CAN DONATE?
ANYONE! Parents, grandparents and relatives, corporations and foundations, or individual donors, whether they be members of the local community, artists or performers -- any person interested in fostering and furthering the goals of the school.
The Parents of RenArts annually pledge their support based on their individual family's ability. The administration and parents of RenArts actively pursue government, corporate and private foundation grants to help defray costs and fund specific projects. Outside individuals who believe in the mission of RenArts make a commitment to support the school over a five-year period enabling the school to not only meet its current objectives but also to plan and build for the future.
In addition to ensuring that RenArts can continue to provide the unique educational environment its students, teachers, and parents believe to be the best for fostering creativity, learning and critical thinking, your donation can help us meet these immediate needs not covered by the current budget:
--Completion of Dance Studio: installation of sprung dance floor to provide protective surface for ballet and karate classes.
--Soundproofing of Drama Lab and Music Rooms to allow for full range of expression within arts classes without disturbing academic groups.
--Development of Library: including shelving and books. This is essential to support the rigorous, integrated classical curriculum at RenArts.
DONATIONS ARE FULLY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!!
RenArts is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. You will be provided with a receipt for tax purposes for all donations.
HOW DO I MAKE A DONATION?
Contributions can be made in a single lump sum, as a quarterly payment, or on a monthly basis. Payments can be made by cash or check and sent directly to the school OR online here through the RenArts PayPal account.
PayPal enables you to make a secure online payment by credit card. It is fast and easy! (see instructions below)
DOES YOUR EMPLOYER PROVIDE MATCHING GRANTS?
Many corporations provide matching grants for the donations their employees make. This can double your contribution!! Please contact the RenArts office to see if you would qualify.
To all who have supported the creation of our Computer Lab (this includes monitors, servers, and networking equipment). Soon to open on the mezzanine!
To all who have so generously made an annual pledge to help offset our annual shortfall of $1500 per student.
To the Starbright Foundation, Countrywide Financial, and Daniel Williams for major contributions toward making our computer lab a reality.