Pioneer Pledge

Introduction

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.

Before you make donation using any of the following CFFA donation option please check with your employer as they may want you to donate through them to avail the match!

Suggested Donation Amount

Suggested Donation is $225 per student:

  • $100 will go to your child’s classroom / grade level activities.
  • $125 will go to fund school-wide, CFFA-sponsored activities like school-wide assemblies/subscriptions for enrichment, technology upgrades and distance learning support etc.
Benefits Of Online Donation
We would like to encourage all parents to donate online during this time of pandemic. This is a win-win for CFFA, teachers, parents and the environment Some of the 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.

Donate Online

Based on last year success, CFFA is going to continue accept online donations this year as well. This year parents have following 2 option:

Donate Using Konstella

CFFA has been using Konstella for over 5 years at Chadbourne for various school wide activities and announcements. Parents can now donate online using Konstella and this is our preferred option this year. To donate using Konstella click here.

Donate Using PayPal

Parents can now also donate to CFFA using PayPal. Please use this link paypal.me/CFFADonation to make your donation using PayPal. Please make sure to indicate following information in the PayPal notes so we can keep track of funds: 

  • Name

  • Email Address (So we could send you receipt)

  • Student Name

  • Grade/Room Number

  • Company Name

  • Company Match (Yes/No)

    • If Yes how much


Please make sure to un-check box for paying for goods or a service as shown below, this will save service charge for CFFA.
CFFA will be using Konstella system to issue receipt for your PayPal donation to the  email address we get from PayPal.
For any questions or if you don't receive receipt in 15 days of your donation please contact CFFA at pledge@cffaonline.org

Donate Using Check or Payroll Deduction

Parent can also donate via check as they have done in the past. Please make sure to complete
  Pioneer Pledge Form (2020-2021) form and PRINT clearly. We will be unable to issue receipts if writing is NOT CLEAR. CFFA will be using Konstella system to issue receipt for the paper donation to the  email address mentioned in the form.You can mail completed form along with your check payable to CFFA to the following address:

ATTN: CFFA Pioneer Pledge Donation,

801 Plymouth Avenue,

Fremont, CA - 94539.

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. 

 

If your employer offers a Matching Gift Program, please leave a note during online donation and also make sure to write on pioneer pledge form if you are doing paper donation. You can also email details to pledge@cffaonline.org.  

 

If your employer matches your donation, please contact your HR department and ensure appropriate forms are filled out with your employer. Not sure if your employer participates in matching? Your HR Department should be able to let you know!


Some companies that participate in Employer Matching can be found at: here.