Fundraising Status


FALL GIVING - Goal = $65K


Jog-a-Thon - Goal = $50K



Our fundraising strategy is organized around The 3 Gives – 3 “asks” during the school year – each of which have a specific funding purpose and group of givers. 

(1st Give) FALL GIVE

The start of the school year is full of hope and promise. It is also the start of our Fall Giving Campaign – The 1st Give, when we ask all families to invest in the future of our children by investing in our school.

California public funding does not fund all of PEC’s educational programs and specialized teachers. Specifically, the Fall Giving Campaign is how we raise money to pay for GARDEN LAB,  ART, MUSIC, P.E., and  SCIENCE but also field trips, teacher needs, and more.

In this “First Give,” the PTA is looking to us – the parents and families – to invest in the future of our children by investing in our school.  The “ask” is $250 per student per year. However, our goal is to get 100% school wide participation and we would like for all families to participate, no matter how big or small the contribution. Every dollar counts to help keep our enrichment programs going and be able to offer the other support our donations provide to our students and teachers.


The first option listed is preferred since there are no transaction fees involved.

  • Cash or check written to PEC PTA. Drop off in School office with English/Spanish form – no fee
  • Donate online via Paul Ecke Central PayPal here2.2% per transaction + 30 cent fee
  • Opt for a Paypal monthly payment here2.2% per transaction + 30 cent fee

All donations to the Fall Giving Campaign Fund are 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Tax # ID is 330617998.


Please ask your company’s HR group about employee matching funds. This great and easy opportunity to raise more money for our school; view this list of companies that match to see if yours is on it.

Paul Ecke Central PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax I.D. #33-0617998.

Please contact with any issues or questions.

(2nd Give) JOG-A-THON

Every year our children raise funds to support the enrichment education they love: Art, Music, P.E., Garden and – this year – Science. Funds raised from the Jog-a-Thon also support teacher mini-grants and outdoor learning spaces at Paul Ecke Central.
Jog-A-Thon teaches students responsibility, promotes a healthy lifestyle and shows our children the importance of following through. It is always a lot of fun for students and teachers (and even the parents who volunter and/or participate).
Here’s how you can support Jog-A-Thon
(1) Click here to set up your fundraising page:
(2) Have your chidlren ask friends and family to sponsor them for the event or make a flat donation. Watch the 2022 video to get inspired on how you can fundraise!
(3) Download all the event details HERE!
Our goal is $60,000 so that we can continue to fund vital programs at PEC! 
2022 Prizes:


The Nighttime Fundraiser (NTF) is the annual event where parents, teachers and staff come together for an evening of fun while raising important funds that support Art, Science, P.E., Music and Garden Lab.

The night includes delicious food, yummy drinks, live music and an auction. All food, drinks and auction items are donated by our generous community of Paul Ecke family owned businesses.

 Event Details

NTF is on May 14th from 5pm – 9pm at the Farm Lab. 

Grab your tickets here. The PTA provides the food. You purchase drinks.

Our incredible PEC family owned business sponsors include Fish 101, Agave Birria, Ki’s Restaurant, Gelato 101, Duck Foot Brewing Co., Sipwell Wine Co., 101 RepublicSolento Organic Tequila, Izo Spirits, Ash & Chris of Crossroads Acoustic and Wayward.

3 New Items for 2022

  1. As a thank you to our hard working teachers and staff, the PTA will be gifting two tickets to each teacher and staff member.
  2. Grab your favorite yeti mug or drink cup because the NTF is officially BYOC (Bring Your Own Cup)! We will be raffling off fun and earth friendly prizes.
  3. There will not be an online auction this year. However, we still have epic items to auction off at the event. Check out the auction items here.

Please email with any questions. We are excited to see you on May 14th!