Annual Fund

  • Don Benito Annual Fund Dear Don Benito School Community,

    The Don Benito Annual Fund would like to welcome all new and returning families to Don Benito for the 2017-2018 year. Don Benito Fundamental School has been honored as a California Distinguished School and is now a Gold Ribbon School. The Pasadena Weekly newspaper has voted Don Benito as the BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL consistently for the last 4 years running. Great teachers, strong leadership, and parent involvement makes Don Benito the excellent school that it is. The Annual Fund’s goal is to ensure the programs and services that have made our school special are continued. We are asking you to support this legacy by donating to the Don Benito Annual Fund.

    These funds will be used to support key staff such as Choral Music, Technology, Library, and Physical Education. Additional funds will be used where deemed necessary and support the instructional goals set forth by the School Site Council’s Single Plan for Student Achievement. Please help to keep Don Benito an excellent school by becoming involved and supporting the school’s Annual Fund during the 2017-2018 school year.

    We would like to see every family donate at least $1 per week ($50 for the year) for each child they have enrolled at Don Benito. Think of it as donating less than the cost of a weekly ice cream cone, soda pop or cup of coffee to help ensure that your child receives a high quality education.

    This year, the Annual Fund offers contribution opportunities at the following levels:

    Bobcat Supporter $50 per-child donation (only $1.00 per-week, per-child)

    Principal’s Circle $178 donation ($1 for each of the 178 school days of the year)

    Superintendent’s Circle $500 donation

    All donations are fully tax-deductible. Checks can be made payable to the “Pasadena Educational Foundation” (PEF). Don Benito should be noted on the memo line. Please bring this form and your check with you to the Welcome Back Fair on Thursday, August 11 (5-8pm). If you are unable to make it you can turn it in to the school office or your child’s classroom teacher. You may also make a donation online at

    On behalf of the Don Benito Annual Fund, thank you for contributing to the success of our children. GO BOBCATS!


    The Annual Fund Committee

    For more information, please visit our site at Don Benito Annual Fund