Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Drake Fund?
The Drake Fund is a volunteer board of parents working together to enhance the high school experience for all Drake students.
What types of needs does the Drake Fund support?
The Drake Fund supports needs in any of the following areas: academics, arts, athletics, facilities improvements, student activities & clubs, student health & wellness programs, parent education, staff & student appreciation and community building events.
When was the Drake Fund established?
The Drake Fund as you know it today has been around since the 2011/2012 school year. Before that, the organization was known as the League for Excellence in Academics at Drake.
I am interested in seeing the Drake Fund bylaws. How can I do that?
Our original bylaws can be viewed here.
Does Drake have a Parent Club?
No. Drake has only one parent organization. We are both school foundation and parent club. Click here to see all that we do.
What is the Drake Fund revenue goal this year?
Our goal is to raise at least $360,000 this school year through all of our various income channels, i.e. donations, grants, business partner program, scrip, events, etc.
How can I make a donation to the Drake Fund?
Click here to make a donation to the Drake Fund.
Can I make a donation online?
Yes. Click here to make a donation to the Drake Fund.
Can I make a donation by check?
While we prefer donations by credit card, we are happy to accept check donations. Please complete a Campaign Donor Form and mail it along with a check made out to "Drake Fund" to Drake Fund at 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA 94960.
Can I set up a monthly donation?
- Go to our donation page.
- Enter the amount you would like to donate monthly, click "Monthly" and then "Next."
- Enter your first and last name, your email address and your student(s) grade (if applicable).
- Check whether or not you wish to cover the processing fees or not and the click "Next" to enter your credit card information.
- You will then receive two emails: a tax receipt for the donation amount and an email asking you to create a password.
- You now have an account where you can log in to manage your monthly donation amounts, credit card, etc.
Can I change or stop my monthly donations?
Yes. At any point, you may go to https://donorbox.org/user_session/new to access your account to change the monthly amount, the date on which donations are made or cancel the monthly plan.
When I make a credit card donation, why am I asked to cover the processing fee?
This is completely optional. The fundraising platform we use gives us the ability to ask our donors to cover our processing fees. These fees (which cover the use of the platform and our credit card processing fees) are estimated at 3.09% + 30c. When donors pay these costs, it allows us to spend more on Drake students.
What is the annual "ask?"
We ask each family to donate $750, but know that we welcome all support levels.Your donation can be made in one lump sum or in monthly payments, at whatever level fits your budget.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Drake Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID # 91-2033279.
Will I get a receipt for my tax records?
Yes. Once your donation is processed, you will receive a donation receipt by email or mail. If for some reason, you don't get a receipt or need additional documentation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I take advantage of my company’s matching program?
Yes. Drake Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID # 91-2033279. Click here for more information.
Can I donate stock to the Drake Fund?
The Drake Fund is able to take stock donations. Click here for more information.