Please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/RedmondElPlayground
By the Numbers:
Goal: Raise $35,335 by April 2014
Amount Raised: $31,254.57
Negotiated Cost: $30,875.35
Outcome: We have enough to build the playground, this summer!
Where the Money Came From:
Carryover from 2012-13 Budget - $7,000
Cookie Dough Fundraiser - $9,737.50
Direct Donations - $3,508.53
Winter Dance - $1,234.96
Spaghetti Dinner - $9,773.58
Special thanks to the sponsors from throughout Redmond who stepped up to help make this happen.
Key Community Volunteers for Spaghetti Dinner (Non-PTSA)
David Carson, Redmond City Council
Jonathan Zimmer, Pomegranate Bistro & Lisa Dupar Catering
Chet Hunt, Pomegranate Bistro & Lisa Dupar Catering
John Stilin, Redmond City Council
Byron Shutz, Redmond City Council
Hank Margeson, Redmond City Council
Jess Lynes, Woodmark Hotel
In-Kind Spaghetti Dinner Contributors
Redmond's Bar and Grill
Pomegranate Bistro & Lisa Dupar Catering
Redmond Academy of Junior Voices
Frankie's Pizza and Pasta
Papa Johns Pizza
Matt Flinn State Farm
Great American Opportunities
Jason Roof & Josephine Wang
William & Jean Avery
Katie Ostler, DMD
Steve & Shannon Hitch
Matt Flinn State Farm
Ross & Melody Brown
Kelly Young & Tracey Schofield
LTC Solutions, Inc.
Redmond Middle School PTSA
The Barr Family
Dave & Sierra Forstrom
Greg & Maria Benson
Hundreds of others from Redmond Elementary and the broader community.
Review all income and expenses. Confirm checks have cleared, etc.
Board vote to approve payment to District. (April 16)
Payment to Lake Washington School District. (Late April)
LWSD School Board Approval to accept funds. (May)
Equipment Ordered (June)
Ribbon Cutting (September)
The key to the fundraising here was keeping our costs low with in-kind donations. The venue was provided through a partnership between the City of Redmond and Lake Washington School District. The entertainment was provided by the Redmond Academy of Junior Voices. The food came from Redmond's Bar and Grill, Pomegranate Bistro / Lisa Dupar Catering, Papa Johns Pizza, Frankie's Pizza and Pasta, Great American Opportunities (cookies), and others.
Thanks to our sponsors: Katie Ostler, DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentist, Golder Associates, JJ Mahoneys, LTC Solutions, Inc., LWPTSA Council, Redmond Elementary staff, Redmond Middle School PTSA, Roos Orthodontics, Meredith and Holden Kelly, and Sandra Vargas.
Thanks to our fund-an-item contributors who sponsored playground items: Jason Roof & Josephine Wang; Dave and Sierra Forstrom; Steve & Shannon Hitch; Matt Flinn State Farm; Kelly Young & Tracey Schofield. People had fun with the 50/50 raffle and getting some great wine packages from the silent auction.
Thanks to the 300 people who bought tickets and came out to support our school. With this success, we are very close to funding the playground. Once we have all our expenses tracked and funds deposited, we'll report out on how much of a gap we have left.