IC Imagine is educating tomorrow’s leaders, and support from our families and the broader community is essential to help our school realize its mission. Participation in our fundraising efforts reflects the strength of our community and our shared commitment to educational excellence. As a public charter school, IC Imagine receives approximately 25% less than our counterpart traditional public schools, which translates to an approximate $3 million shortfall this fiscal year. Therefore fundraising is necessary to supplement the school’s operating budget. As you explore the many ways you can support IC Imagine, we hope you discover one or more places where your time, talents and resources can be used to benefit our champions.
THE IMAGINE FUND – This is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts. Contributions have an immediate impact and provide crucial operating support. Unrestricted donations provide the greatest flexibility to the school to address the greatest needs. However, donors may specify areas or programs within the school to direct their contributions if they wish.
CORPORATE SPONSORS – Our Sponsorship program provide opportunities for businesses and corporations to support the school.
FACEBOOK – If you are on social media, you can donate anytime by clicking the Donate button on our Facebook page. Donations made this way are unrestricted. A benefit of donating via Facebook is that Facebook covers all processing fees. Occasionally, we may create a fundraiser on Facebook to directly support a specific program, project or initiative. If you donate via through one of our Facebook fundraisers, then your contribution will benefit the designated initiative. Additionally, anyone on Facebook can create their own fundraiser in support of IC Imagine. Individuals may consider establishing a fundraiser for their birthday, holiday or other reason.
FINE ARTS PLAYBILL – The playbill offers companies the opportunity to advertise to our families while simultaneously supporting our Fine Arts program. The playbill is distributed at all of our Fine Arts events (e.g. band and choral concerts, elementary music performances, theater performances), beginning in September and running through June of the following year.
SHOP & SUPPORT – Many companies offer cash back to IC Imagine when you shop with them. Current programs include:
- AmazonSmile (IC Imagine)
- Ingles’ Tools for Schools (ID 31063) Relink your card each year.
- Harris Teeter’s Together in Education Program (code 2831)
- Lands’ End School Uniform Shop. (ID: 900163049)
- Office Depot/Office Max’s Give Back to Schools (ID: 70232714)
- Box Tops. Clip them and drop off at the school anytime.
EVENTS – Events are planned throughout the year to benefit our community.
DONORS CHOOSE – Similar to Facebook Fundraisers, the school may endorse a specific initiative through the Donors Choose platform. In such cases, we will communicate the information and corresponding link to donate. Donors Choose is specifically for educators and often offers matching gift opportunities.
OTHER FUNDRAISERS – Throughout the year, you will hear about other smaller-scale fundraisers. Examples include, but are not limited to Spirit Week, dine out events, and movie nights. These fundraisers are approved by the school and organized by groups within the school to raise additional funds for their specific programs.
IN-KIND DONATIONS – In-kind donations are items purchased by individuals based on identified needs and then donated to the school. Examples include, but are not limited to, food pantry donations, classroom supplies, grade level needs, field trip supplies, science night materials, art supplies and athletic equipment.