Direct Appeal Program 2017-11-06T14:20:49+00:00

Make an Impact for Ballard High School: the 2017 Direct Appeal Campaign

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What is Direct Appeal?

Supporting a school with a growing population of nearly 1,900 students is not easy, and it is even more challenging in an uncertain funding climate from the state. One of the primary methods that the PTSA supports Ballard High School is through the raising of funds for academic grants that are used to support the infrastructure and provide the tools required to provide the best education possible to our Ballard High School student population. BHS teachers and staff submit their grant requests that are carefully evaluated by the Direct Appeals Grants committee, and the funds that are used to support these grant requests comes from you via the Direct Appeal Campaign.

In 2016, we raised almost $80,000 and put that money to good use! Because we had great success in supporting the school last year doesn’t mean we will match that this year. It all comes back to support from all of you in the Ballard Community. So look for the mail from the Ballard High School PTSA and send your check, or donate online!

How do we determine how funds are used?

The PTSA has a Disbursement Process that is used to determine which grant requests will be funded. You can read a detailed description or this process on the PTSA Disbursement Process page.

Corporate Matching Gifts

And don’t forget, corporate matching gifts are an easy way to magnify the impact of your contribution. If your employer has a matching gift policy, please fill out and send your employer’s matching form to our PTSA Treasurer. After we verify your gift, your employer will issue a matching gift to the Ballard High School PTSA in your name.  Be sure to talk to your HR department for more details. You will just need to provide the Ballard High School PTSA Tax ID (#91-1303069) and note on your donation that it is for the Direct Appeal campaign.

Find out if your company has a corporate matching program