Mills Annual Fund
What is the Mills Annual Fund?
The Mills Annual Fund was established to raise funds to support the educational needs of all our students and fill in any District funding gaps.
Monies donated to the Mills Annual Fund are raised and collected by the Viking Parent Group ("Mills PTO"), a non-proﬁt organization recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3). Your donation may be tax-deductible (Tax ID #94-2353182). Please check with your employer for matching donation eligibility. (Note: some employer plans require matching funds for donations be requested before the end of the calendar year).
Distribution of the Mills Annual Fund money is determined by the Mills Planning Committee (“MPC”), an appointed group of parents, administration, teachers, and community members.
Mills Annual Fund is now exclusively ONLINE and open for donations! Your gift can be made after an easy student registration process so that we can give credit and prizes to your student as a THANK YOU for your family's support. Our online format also allows you to share your student's fundraising page easily with family and friends to ask for their support.
Please visit the Mills Annual Fund fundraising page to see what Mills needs, how much we hope to raise and how your donation of any size will make your student’s learning experience better.
Every gift counts and we can’t do it without you! Thank you for your generous support. Together we are Viking Strong!
Important note: For the School Year 2023-2024, we are simplifying the donation process for our families. 10% of your donation will automatically go towards a Family PTO Membership. Your generous donation ensures that the PTO can fund programs throughout the year like educational or wellness seminars, Cookies & Cram (providing treats for our students as they study for exams during Finals), staff appreciation events, and Mills Mania.
YOUR DONATION AT WORK
DONATE STOCK TO THE MILLS ANNUAL FUND
PTO has arranged for the San Mateo Union High School District to accept STOCK DONATIONS. This presents a wonderful opportunity for the school and may allow you to make the most of your donation to the school.
TAX BENEFITS OF DONATING APPRECIATED STOCK
Currently, the IRS allows you to donate stock to Mills at its full value, and you get to take a tax deduction of the fully appreciated value of the donated stock. Please learn more about donating stocks to charity (article) and be sure to discuss this with your tax advisor or tax attorney.
What this means: It means that Mills can get a much greater donation amount by accepting stock donations.
How: The District has a stock brokerage account. Your stock broker can transfer the stock directly to the District's stock broker. The District's stock broker will sell the stock and the District will send Mills a check for the amount the stock sold for. You'll get a statement letting you know how much the stock sold for.
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