Fundraising is an excellent way to provide additional support to WJCC’s instructional programs. They also can serve as teaching tools for our students. WJCC involves itself in numerous fundraisers for different reasons. We group fundraising activities into the following three general categories:
Fundraisers that Benefit A Specific School
Examples: 5K run to benefit school band, “School Nights” at local restaurants or merchants, where portion of sales on a given date are donated to a school; talent show where admission charge supports school program.
School principals approve school fundraisers. A school representative must complete the Approval for School Fundraiser Form and have it signed by the principal before the activity can take place.
Fundraisers that Benefit The Division As a Whole
Examples: School supply drives conducted by outside organization, any fundraising activity meant to contribute to the Division’s general operating fund.
The Division’s Finance Department in Central Office approves fundraisers conducted on behalf of the Division. A school representative must complete the same Approval for School Fundraiser Form as above, with the “ALL Division” box checked.
Fundraisers Conducted by A School That Benefit An Outside Organization
Examples: “Relay for Life” event benefiting American Cancer Society; sporting event in which admission charge benefits local charity; 5Ks-10K run to benefit Alzheimer’s Association, food drive for local Salvation Army or FISH, “Jump Rope for Heart” for Heart Association, etc.
The Superintendent or his/her designee approves fundraisers conducted on behalf of an outside organization. A representative of the benefiting organization must complete the Approval for Charitable Fundraising form and submit it to the Superintendent’s Office for approval before the activity can begin. In deciding which organizations the Division will work with, the Superintendent or his/her designee takes into consideration factors such as what kind of service the charity provides, and whether being involved in the fundraiser will effectively serve to teach WJCC students about community involvement, philanthropy, generosity, and any number of other character-building traits.