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Spring Giving

 
 
Last year’s campaign demonstrated the amazing strength of our community. Together we raised over $120,000 with more than 70% of families participating! Thank you for your contributions!
 
We are excited to launch our 100+ campaign for 2019! Fundraising isn’t just about dollars and cents. It’s a shared commitment to the opportunities we can provide ITDS students. So as we once again aim for 100% participation in 2019, we do so knowing that when we all come together, we help lay the foundation for our students’ success.
 
What is Inspired Giving?
 
Inspired Giving is the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School’s Annual Fund. It is a collection of fundraising efforts within a single fiscal year with the goal of raising and providing unrestricted funds to the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School. Inspired Giving provides the school flexibility and the means to invest in resources above and beyond the limits of the budget we receive from the District. It allows the school to plan and sustain the long term excellence of ITDS and to make our school an exceptional learning environment for our children.
 
Want to donate?
 

ITDS accepts one-time and sustaining donations all year through our website: https://www.inspiredteachingschool.org/apps/pages/donate

 

Individuals and families interested in making a leadership level gift of over $500, please contact Monisha Karnani. Leadership gifts are leveraged for matching donations during Giving Week, and will be acknowledged in spring giving materials and the school’s annual report. Anonymous gifts are also accepted and appreciated.

Want to volunteer?
 
We are always looking for volunteers for a variety of help - such as securing auction items, tabling for Giving Week, or helping the Inspired Evening event run smoothly. Please contact fundraising@inspiredteachingschool.org
Where does the money go?
 

Inspired Giving funds go to school needs identified by the administration. Money raised during the 2018-19  school year will be spent the following year. ITDS leadership determines fund allocation.

 

Thanks to the generosity of our community during our 2017–18 fundraising campaign, here are just a few of the things that we included in the 2018-19 budget:

 

  • 60 new Chromebooks to ensure 1:1 for grade 3 and up
  • Updated school website, family portal, and communications platform
  • Arts program materials: musical instruments, art supplies, A/V equipment
  • Additional recess games and equipment, specifically to help with the loss of outside space
  • Support for our ability to keep salaries competitive with DCPS
  • Kept health care costs affordable for staff and lowered costs for many employees

 

With your continued support this year, we hope to include the following things in our 2019-20 budget:

 

  • Technology infrastructure and communications upgrades
  • Real-world learning experiences and field trip support
  • Support for after-school clubs, including uniforms, field permit fees, and athletic association fees
  • Support our ability to keep salaries competitive with DCPS
  • Support our ability to keep health care costs affordable for staff
Spring Fundraising Events
 
March 10-17: Online Auction
 
Bidding Open Now! Visit: https://www.biddingowl.com/ITS
Auction closes at 10pm on Sunday, March 17.
 
This year's auction includes camp weeks, vacation getaways, artwork, pool memberships, and gift certificates to favorite salons, shops, and restaurants!
 
Winning bidders will be connected to their donors via email within a week of the auction closing and final payment.
 
PLEASE NOTE: all physical items will need to be picked up at the Inspired Teaching School (200 Douglas St, NE, Washington, DC 20002). The designated pick up times are 8-9am or 3-4pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019. If you have the winning bid on a physical item and are not able to pick it up at the designated time (or have someone else pick it up for you), please email fundraising@inspiredteachingschool.org to arrange another time. NO ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED.
 
To donate to the online auction, visit this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/ukw06q2ZyC3sdPCx2
 
April 1-6: Giving Week
A week of special fundraising & participation initiatives
 
Stay tuned for more details. 
 
April 6, 7-11PM:  Inspired Evening, Art Auction, and Live Auction
Edgewood Arts Center, 3415 8th St NE, DC 20002
 
 
 
Spring Fundraising Events
 
March 10-17
Online Auction
 
April 1-6
Giving Week
 
April 6
Inspired Evening
 
Details on events at the bottom of this page!
 
 
 
Event Sponsors include: