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Bucks for the Bluff
Annual Direct Donation Drive
(October 3 - November 4)
PTA tax ID# 74-2639131
 
Bucks for the Bluff flyer 
Friends and Family Form 
Company Matching 
FAQ 
 
 
"Bucks for the Bluff" is our annual direct donation drive to raise funds for PTA services and programs as well as other needs identified by school administrators and teachers.  Please click on the link to our Bucks for the Bluff flyer for additional information.
Click the button below to donate via PayPal.
 
 

 
Company Matching

Does your company offer corporate matching of your gift? Contact your Human Resources Department to find out. This great benefit could double your gift, allowing the PTA to offer even more support to our school. If you need assistance, please forward any company forms or let us know who we can contact in your Human Resources Department for more information. Listed below are some larger companies that match their employees donations and, in some cases, specific instructions for matching.
 
AT&T Employees: Please check the AT&T online matching gifts systems for information  http://att.yourcause.com/attmatching.aspx  
 
AMD Employees: Employees / donors can record offline donations (and upload a copy of the donation receipt) and make credit card donations while requesting a match electronically through AMD Community Corps Connect, an employee volunteerism and giving website located on the company's intranet. Maximum match of $3,000 per employee per calendar year.
 
Applied Materials Employees: Please click here to view matching guidelines.
 
Apple Employees:  Visit apple.benevity.org/user (Fern Bluff PTA). 
 
Dell Employees:  Go to dell.yourcause.com to access your Dell INTRANET link (Employee username and password required).  
  1. Go to the "Give" tab
  2. To select charity, type Fern Bluff (PTA Texas Congress - Fern Bluff Elementary)
  3. Payment options include Payroll Deduction and Credit Card payment
  4. Note: If you choose a repeating payroll deduction, those deductions expire in January and have to be renewed in December to continue.
IBM Employees:
Donors will need to email president@fernbluffpta.org for information on IBM matching.
 
Intel Employees:  Donors should submit matching gift request electronically at http://www.easymatch.com/intel.  Gifts are matched .5:1. Please check Intel website for more information.
 
VMWare Employees:  Donors should submit matching gift request electronically at http://www.easymatch.com/vmware.  Gifts are matched 1:1. Please check the VMWare website for more information.
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Can grandparents, relatives or friends donate to Fern Bluff PTA?
Yes, anyone can donate.  We sent home three donation forms in the Bucks for the Bluff brochure that you can share with friends and family.  If you need more, then feel free to download and share the brochure.  Also, friends and family can donate directly online through PayPal.  All donations to the Bucks for the Bluff direct donation drive are tax-deductible.
 
Also, we have an incentive for increased participation of our friends and family!  If we increase friends and family donations by 10% the whole school gets a bonus recess coordinated through grade level team leads!
 
How much should we donate?
Every family should determine what amount is appropriate for their own financial situation.  Give what you can!  If each family gave $50, we would exceed our $16,000 goal.  The PTA spends over $95 per student each year, so we encourage everyone's participation!  We have provided amazing support of our Fern Bluff staff and students because of these donations and we hope to continue that tradition. 
 
Why should I donate, I already pay taxes? 
Fern Bluff Elementary prides itself on maintaining academic excellence.  Each school receives an expense budget based on enrollment.  This covers our school's needs for providing quality education.  The PTA funds help to provide services, programs, equipment, curriculum, books, technology and much more to enhance our children's experiences at school.