Why A Community Appeal? The annual Ed! grant is completely dependent on a successful Community Annual Appeal. It alone raises close to $1 million of the $1.8 million that goes directly towards ESUSD’s academic budget.
Why a grant? ESUSD only receives about $8,500 per student from the State of California, while the average district in California receives around $9,900. The current curriculum El Segundo students receive today costs about $9,300. This leaves an $800 gap per student. Ed!’s ask this year of $700 per student helps bridge that gap.
Why Donate RIGHT NOW? ESUSD has to run two education tracks during a time when 41% of their already inadequate funding from the State of CA is being deferred (held back) until the 2021-22 school year. By donating to Ed! you will be ensuring our students’ education is not being “deferred” for a year and the schools are prepared to bring the students back into a safe classroom.
The loss of the Ed! Gala is a huge hit to this year’s fundraising efforts. To help mitigate this loss, some amazing sponsors and supporters have offered their normal Ed! Gala sponsorship to Ed!’s year-end appeal and help incentivize community members to do the same. Starting today, every donation of $100 or more will be matched PLUS receive a raffle entry! Chevron, Continental Development Corporation and Matt Crabbs, will match every $100+ donation from now until June 5th.
PLUS Ed!’s newest event partners have also lent their support to our year-end appeal with an additional reason to donate now or even make a second donation. One lucky winner from each week will receive a pair (2) of tickets to Ed!toberfest on September 18 and beers from one of the featured local breweries! Now until June 5th a weekly winner from that week’s donations of $100+ will win a $175+ value prize! (Must be 21+. Complete details below.)
ESUSD is outstanding because of your support and students excel because of your commitment to invest in education. Together, we continue to sustain, maintain and enhance Our Schools and Our Community.