Pioneer Pledge


Pioneer Pledge is CFFA's annual fund raiser that generates funds for the various activities that CFFA supports during the school year.

There are two parts of the Pioneer Pledge - one is for school wide activities, and the other is for the your child's classroom. The funds contributed for the classroom are passed on to the teacher for that classroom. The teachers normally share their plans on using the funds during the Back to School Night.

Based on last year success, CFFA is going to continue accept online donations this year as well. This is a win-win for CFFA, teachers, parents and the environment. Pioneer Pledge Form (2019-2020) provides parents the option to donate online at or to donate via a check as they have done in the past.

We would like to encourage all parents to donate online. Advantages of online donation for:

  • Parents – quick and easy payment process. Payments for more than one child can be done quickly without the need for multiple forms. Employer match is easy and does not require a separate form. Receipts for tax deductions are automated and can be printed online.
  • Teachers and classrooms – funds are made available quickly. There is no need to wait for months for checks to be processed.
  • CFFA – online contributions expedite availability of funds and reduce the man-hours required by CFFA volunteers to sort forms, capture data and deposit checks. Employer match processing is easier.

Tax Related Information

CFFA is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, EIN 94-3148169.  Contributions made to the CFFA towards Pioneer Pledge are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Download the IRS 501(c)(3) letter.

Employer Match

Every dollar contributed to CFFA goes a long way, and the employer match programs are a wonderful way to stretch that dollar. We request you to check with your employer and use the match program if it is offered. 

Employer match instructions for certain companies may be found here.  If you are not sure about your employer's match program, please write your employer's name in the space provided on the Pioneer Pledge Form. We will find out and get back to you on next steps.

Not sure if your employer matches your contributions?  You can check here, and let us know!