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Ways To Give

SCEF Funds Core Programs

Our goal for 2022–2023 is $3.7 million which allows San Carlos public schools to preserve core programs. As always, we appreciate every gift. It takes all of us working together to bridge the gap between state funding and a quality education for all students. 

New this year! Your donation to SCEF now includes funding for your school PTA. You no longer need to make a separate donation to your PTA.

Annual Fund

Our ask is $1,850 per student, but any gift is appreciated. Your gift to the Annual Fund is fully tax deductible. Tax ID: 94-2842712


Join the Leadership Circle by donating $4,000 or more. 

Learn more about our giving levels

Give Every Month (GEM)

When you Give Every Month, your support of SCEF is spread across the entire year. Please start your ongoing, automated recurring gift in support of San Carlos public education today. 

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Prefer to mail a check? Download the 22-23 SCEF Remit form.

Employer Match

Many employers will match your charitable donation to SCEF. See the Employer Matching Gifts page for participating companies to learn more.

Stocks & Donor-Advised Funds

A gift of appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year is better than giving cash. For more information and the form to let SCEF know of your planned stock/securities gift, please see the Stock Donations page. 

Prefer to donate via Donor-Advised Fund from your Fidelity, BNY Mellon or Schwab Charitable accounts? CLICK HERE to start your DAF gift.

Events & Auction

Buy tickets to the Evening at TOWN, Revel @ Devil’s, and Salute to Educators Virtual Auction. 

Do you want to donate an auction item to a SCEF event? Please use this form

Business Sponsorship

As a business partner, you not only support San Carlos Schools, you also get exposure to 2,200 families in San Carlos. We make sure that your business is recognized through a multi-channel mix of PR, social media, school campus signage, and event marketing.


Donate your time and expertise, join a committee, utilize your contacts to secure business sponsorships, or help produce an event. To sign up and learn more, see our Volunteers page. 


A strong endowment protects our annual grant to the district from business cuts and economic cycles of booms and busts. Through stewardship of donations and prudent financial management, we can ensure continuity and stability through a self-perpetuating fund. Learn More

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Event Spotlight

Join us for the 2023 Virtual Starlight Gala and Online Auction


The Virtual Starlight Gala and Auction is an annual event produced by the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) staff and a team of dedicated community volunteers.  The event occurs every spring and provides a fund and engaging way to support your school.  The event includes:

ONLINE Silent Auction

March 10-21

Open to all, our team has curated an array of items including Taylor Swift and BottleRock tickets, an outing at Harley Goat Farm, get-aways, fine wine and spirits, vacation homes, services, shopping, poster signed by the late Chadwick Boseman (aka Black Panther), signed Taylor Swift sheet music, dining experiences and more.


Virtual Starlight Gala and Live Auction 

March 19, 6:00pm (pre-show at 5:30pm)

Join us for our third annual Virtual Starlight Gala. Hosted by dynamic MC Chad Carvey, the Principal Auctioneer, the virtual gala allows guests to participate from the comfort of their own living room in this fast-paced community, family-friendly event. Register at

Starlight Raffle

For the cost of a raffle ticket (1 for $125; 3 for $325 or 6 for $600) you could

win one of our fabulous Live or Silent Auction packages. Learn more about the raffle at


Fund-The-Future of STEM

Each year SCEF raises restricted funds to support a designated school “need”. This year we are proud to dedicate the Fund-The-Future campaign to support the development and implementation of a plan to integrate STEM education at every grade level. Elementary and Middle School STEM education extends well beyond simple computations; by using science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts in the classroom, our students will become problem solvers as they investigate real world problems in the global sphere. Funds raised via the Fund-the-Future of STEM campaign will be dedicated to this endeavor. 

Donate to FUND-THE-FUTURE today

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