How does the Annual Fund work?

Every fall, the Jackson PTA kicks off its Annual Fund campaign. Money raised will be used to cover shortfalls in funding from Atlanta Public Schools and to cover the exceptional programs and ongoing improvements that you have come to expect at Jackson. Parents, teachers, corporate sponsors and friends of the school are asked via solicitation letters and presentations at school events to make a gift to Jackson.

What does the PTA pay for?

Your generous donations to the Jackson PTA helps to fund curriculum enhancements, new technology, teacher/staff development and training, media center support, music and art programs, and much more. Examples of items/programs that the PTA may help to pay for include but are not limited to the following:

Art Supplies | Building & Grounds | Cultural Arts | Fathers & Friends Breakfasts | Copiers & Postage | Directory | Fall Festival & Fun Run | High Touch, High Tech Science Supplement | Gardens | IB & Instructional Materials | Media Center | 5th Grade Musical | Music, Arts & Drama | PE Equipment | Playground Equipment | Robotics | Staff Development | STEAM Program | Teacher Appreciation | Teacher Grant Program | Technology Upgrades & Support | Website & Communications | Wellness

Why is high participation important to the Annual Fund?

A high participation indicates to corporations, foundations and major donors that those who are most connected to Jackson are committed to the school and involved in its future health and growth. PTA membership is also a factor that is considered for overall school ranking purposes and may have an impact on Jackson’s school rating.

How do I give?

To donate online, go to the My School Anywhere store using your email that is registered with Jackson.  OR download the donation card and donate by check.

Your check and form can be returned in one of the following ways:

  • Mailed to Warren T. Jackson PTA, 1325 Mt. Paran Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Sent back to Warren T. Jackson PTA via your child’s backpack
  • Delivered to the front desk of either campus
  • Brought to any of the following events: Celebration of Learning, New Parent Coffee, or Curriculum Night.

When do I give?

You can donate online RIGHT NOW! Early support at increased levels will make a major impact on your children’s school experience. The Annual Fund Committee will be available to answer any questions and collect forms and checks at the following school events: Celebration of Learning, New Parent Coffee, Curriculum Night, Kindergarten Parent Party, and the Fall Festival.

How do matching gifts work?

If you or your spouse’s employer matches gifts to educational institutions, your donation could be doubled or even tripled! Contact your Human Resources department for its policy on matching gifts.

Please select Warren T. Jackson Elementary School PTA (Warren T. Jackson ES PTA), tax ID/EIN/Employee Identification Number 23-7020906, as the entity to receive annual fund matching donations.

How do I give securities/stock?

Please contact the Annual Fund committee at wtjannualfund@gmail.com to facilitate this process. Donors of securities are eligible for special tax advantages.

Can grandparents support the Annual Fund?

Yes! We know that grandparents are proud of their Jackson Jaguars. If your children’s grandparents would like to make a donation to the Annual Fund, they can do so online at the My School Anywhere store using your registered Jackson email address. You may also email their contact information to the committee at wtjannualfund@gmail.com.

Who do I contact if I still have questions about the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund committee for 2018 – 2019 includes Alison and Curt Rubinas, Maureen and Steve Thomas, and Liz and Steve Williams.  The committee email address is wtjannualfund@gmail.com.