Dig Deeper

The Charter Foundation would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all that supported our school through a donation to our Dig Deeper Campaign. Our grand total at this point, with a special thanks to the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation’s matching challenge grant, is$70,000!

Bravo! That total represents a lot of stretching and generosity from our families.



To reach our needed goal, The Charter Foundation is still working to make up the $30,000 gap to reach $100,000. We invite you to help, and hope you will invite others!

Some of what your donations are paying for:

– Upgrades and repairs for all portable classrooms and administration building
– The full-sized basketball court with built in hoops
– Games field, and real green grass with full irrigation system
– Built in projectors in the upper grades
– New cabinets, appliances, and flooring in the kindergartens
– Durable vinyl wood floors in all of the grades classroom
– STEM cabinets and equipment

If we surpass our goal, we can build shade structures,
plant large beautiful trees, and install a shelter at the pick up area!!
We continue to welcome SCS family donations. We will accept donations for this campaign until we meet our goal. We also invite you to come forth with suggestions as to how we might leverage our connections to those outside of our school community to generate the remaining $30,000.

Going forward, please consider these other easy ways to help us raise much needed funds:

  • Employer Match – many employers will match your pledge contributions. You’re already giving a pledge donation, make that gift double for our school. Ask your employer today!
  • Donor Match Challenge Grants – Similar to that from the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation, these grants are are wonderful stand-alone contributions or can serve as inspiration for others. Please consider whether you are connected to any potential source that might help us reach our original $100,000 goal.
  • eScrip  – There are hundreds of local and national companies that participate in the eScrip program. Every time you use one of your registered cards at one of these businesses, the business will donate a percentage of the sale price to The Charter Foundation. Find more information here.
  • AmazonSmile – All of us at SICS encourage our community to patronize our local businesses. And yet, there are times when it’s necessary to purchase something online. Now, you can still support your school through the AmazonSmile program. All you need is an existing Amazon account. Go to smile.amazon.com, choose Charter Foundation as your designated charity and for every purchase you make, Amazon will donate .05% of the price to the Charter Foundation.
These options are simple to set up, and make the dollars you’re already spending simultaneously work in support of our school!
For questions on what you can do to help, contact:
Jill Bottomley at Jill@TheCharterFoundation.org or
Essie Bishop at Essie@TheCharterFoundation.org



Congratulations to the Winner of our Holiday Recovery Package… Nichole Mister!


Nichole is now the lucky owner of:

  • A gift certificate for a Cedar Enzyme Bath for two at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
  • A bottle of Ceritas Pinot Noir & a bottle of Les Lunes Chardonnay
  • Two Climb Time classes at Vertex Climbing Center

Thank you for supporting our school Nichole!

It’s a STRETCH campaign, and STRETCHING feels so good!
And for those that like to know the numbers…the purchase and development of our new campus has cost approximately $9.2 million, which includes land acquisition, permit and consulting fees, and hard construction costs. Most of the funding has come from the sale of our downtown campus, 20 years of savings from the Foundation’s pledge program, Capital Campaign contributions, and a $4.2 million loan from the Rudolf Steiner Foundation. We are now counting on our community to help get us to the finish line of Phase One.

Now is the time to make our gratitude for this school tangible.
Please consider making a substantial gift
to the Dig Deeper campaign today.

We thank you in advance for your generous support!

With warmth and gratitude for our school,

– The Charter Foundation Board

Todd LaMothe – President
Bob Haroche – Vice President
Anthony More – Vice President
Amy Hui Johnson – Treasurer
Laura Gilbert – Secretary
Ashley Schroth-Cary – Board Member at Large
Camelia Patiño – Board Member at Large