Ways to Give

All of the giving options below create the cornerstone that makes the Serra tradition possible each year. We encourage our entire community of current parents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends to participate at a level that is comfortable and meaningful for them, in supporting Serra's mission through one or more of these options.

We invite everyone in the Serra community to think about participating by making a gift to The Padre Fund. Whether you can make a donation of $500, $1,000, or any amount that is comfortable and meaningful for you, every gift makes a difference for The Padre Fund.

Donors who have the ability to make a single gift or a combination of gifts that reach the President's Circle Level of $1,944 during our fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) are invited to the Annual President's Circle Reception to honor their generous contributions.

For questions about any of the options below, please contact Assistant Director of Advancement Neil C. Muller.

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matching gifts

Gifts by cash, check or money order made payable to Serra High School can be mailed to the following address:

Serra High School
Advancement Office
451 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

The Padre Fund

The Padre Fund is the cornerstone of Serra's fundraising. This fund annually supports Serra's "margin of excellence," which makes Serra the outstanding school it is today. Many of the upgrades we have made to classroom technology, fields and equipment in recent years have come as a direct result of the Padre Fund.

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Whether you are an alumnus, current parent, family member or friend, we encourage you to participate at a level that is comfortable. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Whether you can make a donation of $50, $5,000, or higher, the Padre Fund supports Serra's mission.

Every fall, Serra alumni, parents of alumni and friends receive an appeal asking them to support the Padre Fund. Donations of any size will be recognized in our annual report. Donors who make gifts of $1,944 or higher are invited to the elegant President’s Circle Reception in December.

For more information, please email Assistant Director of Advancement Neil C. Muller, or call 650.573.9935.

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

Fund a Dream

In 2005, we established our Fund a Dream Scholarship Benefit to raise the additional funds necessary to ensure that all qualified applicants who dream of becoming a Serra Padre are afforded that opportunity. We invite you to help make a young man's dream come true by supporting our financial aid program. Together, we will continue Serra's mission for future generations.

Over the past 10 years, Fund a Dream has provided nearly $2.2 million in support of its financial aid program. Your generosity assures the continued support for students who need our help now more than ever.

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Pledge Program: Current Parents

Current parents have an opportunity to make a yearly pledge to the Padre Fund. For more information, please email Assistant Director of Advancement Neil C. Muller, or call 650.573.9935.

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

online Pledge Form

Matching Gifts

You can double or triple the impact of your donation, if your employer participates in a matching gifts program. If your employer participates, the human resources representative will have the appropriate forms to complete. For more information, please email Assistant Director of Advancement Neil C. Muller, or call 650.573.9935.

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Below is a list of some of the companies who have participated with matching a gift to Serra over the past few years.

Ameriprise Financial

Amgen Foundation
Apple
Bank of America
Boeing
Chevron
Franklin Templeton Investments
Gap Foundation
Genentech
Google

Intuit Foundation

JustGive.org
Kaiser Permanente
Microsoft
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Oracle Corporation
PG&E
Piper Jaffray
Salesforce.com Foundation
SAP Software Solutions

Sony Electronics Inc.

Texas Instruments Foundation
SanDisk Corporation
Sephora
The Sherwin-Williams Foundation
Tyco
UBS Foundation
Visa Inc.
Wal-Mart Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation



For more information, please contact:

Neil C. Muller
Assistant Advancement Director: Annual Fund
650.573.9935

Gifts of Securities or Stocks

Donors also have chosen to support Serra through gifts of securities or stock. Donors pay no capital gains on the increased value of the appreciated stock and receive an income tax deduction for the full market value at the time of the gift. For more information on making a gift of securities or stocks, please contact the Assistant Advancement Director Neil Muller at 650.573.9935. Alternatively, brokers may contact Serra High School’s broker:

Junipero Serra High School – #33L-088821
C/O First Republic Securities
Attention: Mike Taylor
111 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-11566

Stock Transfer Request Form

Electronic Fund Transfers

Serra accepts electronic fund transfers from international and domestic bank accounts. For more information on making an electronic fund transfer, contact the Advancement Office at 650.573.9935.

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

Endowment Gifts

A powerful way to make a gift to Serra, and know that it will support an aspect of the school that is close to your heart, is through making an endowment gift. Although the Padre Fund is crucial to funding Serra’s operational budget, creating an endowment, or making an endowment gift, is investing in the future of Serra. An endowment fund can be created to support any specific program at the school, or be directed to support Serra’s financial aid program such as the endowed scholarship funds listed below. These funds contributed a significant amount of dollars towards the $2.5 million of financial aid awarded to deserving families.

To create a new endowment fund, a minimum of $10,000 is required. Once a new endowment is established, it must reach a total of $25,000 within the first five years to continue. If you would like to learn more about making an endowment gift, please email Director of Advancement Perry Carter, or call 650.573.9935.

Endowed Scholarship Funds

Dennis Byrne ’55 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Class of 1956 Endowed Scholarship Fund
James T. Culligan Endowed Scholarship Fund
James and Gloria Doherty Endowed Scholarship Fund
Eleanor Figoni Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Jeff Healy ’84 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Howell-McDermott-Rach Endowed Scholarship Fund
Howell-Moran Endowed Scholarship Fund
Archbishop Francis T. Hurley Endowed Scholarship Fund
Junipero Serra Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
John L. Kavanaugh Endowed Academic Scholarship Fund
Fr. Jack Kavanaugh Endowed Scholarship Fund
George & Adelaide Keller endowed Scholarship Fund
Robert ’55 and Georgia Kidwell Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Jim Mellinger ’94 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
George K. Nagata Memorial Music Arts Endowed Scholarship Fund
C. Michael Peterson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Gregory Harrison Rosecrans ’93 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Mary and R. Kenneth Stinson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Mark L. Vorsatz ’72 Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Mark and Liz Vorsatz Teacher Development Award
Fr. Zoph Endowed Scholarship Fund

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

Capital Gifts

A capital gift, large or small, is always a major priority for Serra and the future vision of the school. Serra President Lars Lund, the administration and the Board of Regents have strategically developed an innovative capital plan. With the addition of state-of-the-art facilities and technology, Serra will become the jewel of the Bay Area. Capital gifts support this significant endeavor. All alumni, parents of alumni, friends and current parents have an opportunity to help Serra achieve its vision for the future.

For more information about making a capital gift, please email Director of Advancement Perry Carter or call 650.573.9935.

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

Memorial Gifts

A gift to the Memorial Endowment Fund can perpetuate the values and ideals that guided a loved one's life. Gifts provide a tribute in memory of a loved one's passing, or may honor a person during his/her lifetime. When a gift is made, his or her name will be entered into the Serra memorial book. The honoree will be remembered during Mass and an acknowledgement card will be sent to the family. All contributions to the memorial program help fund financial aid for deserving families, assuring the continuance of Serra's legacy of inclusiveness and diversity.

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Other Ways You Can Honor Friends & Family

In addition to honoring someone who has passed, you may also want to honor someone who is celebrating a special birthday, anniversary or even a graduation. Contributions made to this fund become a part of an endowment that provides scholarship assistance to qualifying students. For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 650.573.9935.

If you would like to notify us of the passing of a Serra alumnus to be included in the In Memoriam section of Traditions, please email Advancement Associate Robin Jensen.

Junipero Serra High School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID: 94-1156697

Shop for Serra

Use your everyday Amazon purchases to support the Padre Fund. Serra recently launched a new partnership with Amazon called Shop for Serra. By clicking on the Shop for Serra link from Serra's website, anything and everything you purchase is connected to Serra's account and will help support the Serra community. Amazon will donate back a certain percentage of your purchase directly to the Padre Fund. From electronic and tablet purchases to kitchen items, AmazonPrime and music/game downloads will contribute 2-10% back to Serra.

Tell your family and friends! Anyone who participates will help us to reach our goals and continue our success as one of the elite private Catholic schools in the Bay Area.

Shop for Serra today!

eScrip

Serra will receive matching contributions from families or friends that are enrolled in the eScrip program. Each time you make a purchase using your pre-registered grocery loyalty cards, credit cards and ATM/debit cards, participating merchants will contribute to Serra. Please ensure that Serra is specified as the school that you are supporting and that all of your grocery, credit and debit cards are enrolled to maximize your contributions. If you are already registered, please be sure to update your major credit cards numbers if they've changed.

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Use your everyday Amazon purchases to support the Padre Fund.

Serra recently launched a new partnership with Amazon called Shop for Serra. By clicking on the Shop for Serra link above, anything and everything you purchase is connected to Serra's account and will help support the Serra community. Amazon will donate back a certain percentage of your purchase directly to the Padre Fund. From electronic and tablet purchases to kitchen items, AmazonPrime and music/game downloads will contribute 2-10% back to Serra.

Tell your family and friends! Anyone who participates will help us to reach our goals and continue our success as one of the elite private Catholic schools in the Bay Area.