2019-2020 Annual Fund

HOW MUCH should I give?

The recommended tax-deductible donation is $500 per child. But this “recommended” donation is just that — a recommendation. Please give what you can and consider giving more if your means allows. Our goal is for every PS33 family to participate at any level resulting in the school’s 100% participation. We need your support to meet our budgeted expenses and to help increase the school’s participation rate, which will consequently make PS33 a better candidate for grant proposals. Annual Fund participation is a characteristic that family-body organizations and politicians look for when deciding where to allocate grant money.

WHAT is the Annual Fund?

The Annual Fund is our largest PTA fundraising campaign of the year. Over 50% of the PTA annual revenue comes from Annual Fund donations.

With your contributions last year, we were able to directly fund the enrichment programs listed in this graph.

Unfortunately, since the DOE budget does not cover the costs of such enrichment programs, Your financial support is crucial to maintain the amazing educational experience our families expect and our children deserve.!  Your contributions go directly to fund these programs which maximize each PSS33 child’s academic, creative and emotional growth!

Our Annual Fund also enables us to have great community building events such as our Multicultural Night, Fall-o-ween, Talent Show, Movie Nights and many others.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, our goal is to raise $300,000, or $50,000 per grade.

WHY is the Annual Fund crucial to our children’s education?

With your support we can make PS33 the best! The vast majority of funds the NYC DOE allocates to each school provide only basic educational and capital needs, and every year the city struggles with significant budget shortfalls. The Annual Fund assists in providing a well-rounded education that includes athletics, theater, dance, science/STEM and arts programs.

HOW can I make my contribution?

Donations may be made online or by returning your donation form to your child's teacher in a sealed envelope marked PTA or directly to the PTA office, Room 116.

Payment can be made by check or credit card.

A payment plan can also be set up in any installment. All donations are confidential and tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

CAN I get a corporate match from my employer?

YES. If your employer has matching gift program, please be sure to request a match. We would be happy to fill out any forms required.

See if your employer will match your donation!

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss making a pledge, please contact Lisa Frank, Internal Fundraising Chair at ps33pta@gmail.com

  • Chelsea Prep PTA Inc. is registered under NY as a not-for-profit tax exempt status under IRS Section No. 501(c)(3). Your donation is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.

  • Your donation impacts every child and allows the PTA to contribute to the excellent programs, resources, and enrichment that PS33 offers.

Note:Based on Chancellor’s regulations on Financial Record keeping, PTA may not offer reimbursements or refunds after funds have been collected and deposited (A-660, pg. 31).