What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund was established to raise funds to support the educational needs of our students and fill in any District funding gaps. The funds raised will provide for:
Continuing to support our Computer Science classes initiated by the Annual Fund in 2014 and continuing to build our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) program
Extra counseling support to focus on interventions and support for students
Purchasing new equipment and materials necessary for laboratory sciences, art, and Career Technical Education classes
Classroom instructional technology
Teacher requests for classroom supplies and support for academic programs
Student requests for projects or initiatives that relate to our school goals
The Mills Annual Fund is used to support every Mills student as determined by the School Site Council (also known as Mills Planning Committee), a council consisting of parents, teachers, students, and administrators.
Monies donated to the Mills Annual Fund are raised and collected by the Viking Parent Group (Mills PTO), a non-proﬁt corporation 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 end of calendar year).
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!
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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