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"I am so happy, I can't even stand it!"
~ Pinewood Elementary Fun Run Chairperson

Another school year done, and another season of incredible success for schools that have teamed up with TGMC and realized the difference that our online services can make for fundraising. 

This is one of our favorite posts of the year. We get to take a look back at all of the schools we've worked with for the spring season and to celebrate the success these schools have experienced. Whether it's a school on a military base on Japan or a school in our own backyard in Michigan, these students, parents, and PTOs/PTAs have all teamed up with us and have pulled off some creative and fun a-thon fundraisers. 

Below are just a handful of Spring Success Stories. Our goal here is to highlight the great efforts of these parent groups, celebrate the success they've had, and to provide stats for any newcomers to the blog who may be wondering what makes us different from other fundraising services.

Pinewood Elementary

Mount Holly, NC – 600 students

Pinewood set out to bolster their classrooms with new technology, better supplies, and class-level book carts. They not only reached their goal of $15k, but shot right past it and ended up bringing in over $27k! Pinewood also had the great idea of having a carnival event the same day as the Fun Run. Kids ran during the day and came back for some evening fun at the carnival. This parent group even had the foresight to make reward game tickets for the carnival and use them as student incentives.

Stats:

  • Raised $27,290 total online and cash/checks
  • 135 Students Raised a Total of $17,660 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $130.81
  • 65% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 182% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $9K. With TGMC, raised $18,000 more!

Zilker Elementary

Austin, TX – 550 students

Zilker Elementary School held its first ever peace march and fun run, which they appropriately named March 4th Zilkerfor Peace! As a No Place for Hate school, Zilker is committed to being an inclusive, respectful, and safe community where all students can thrive. That’s why their fundraiser incorporated peace, fun, and health, making it a huge success for Zilker and allowing them to support school programs, student enrichment, and classroom technology.

Stats:

  • Raised $40,094 total online and cash/checks
  • 188 Students Raised a Total of $30,730 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $163.46
  • 77% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 134% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC, Zilker's auction netted $30K. With TGMC, netted $10,000 more!

Kinser Elementary

USA Military Base, Japan – 400 Students

Kinser Elementary participated in their 1st Annual Fun Run. On March 23rd, the Kinser Clippers ran to support programs like RazKids, Brain Pop, Family Fun Nights, Spirit Day, Read Across America events, the Kinser Student Store, after school clubs, and much more!

Stats:

  • Raised $18,245 total online and cash/checks
  • 121 Students Raised a Total of $17,600 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $145.45
  • 96% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 365% of School Goal Achieved
  • Past fundraisers only raised $1-2K, with TGMC Kinser raised $16,000 more!

Barret’s Chapel Elementary

Arlington, TN – 650 students

Barret’s Chapel needed funds for a sound system in the school’s gym. So, they planned for an a-thon fundraiser, set the goal for $15k, and went ahead and surpassed that goal!

Stats:

  • Raised $15,515 total online and cash/checks
  • 126 Students Raised a Total of $9,650 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $76.19
  • 62% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 103% of School Goal Achieved
  • Previous fundraiser with other service netted $6K. With TGMC, netted $9,000 more!

Wyatt Elementary

Plano, TX – 500 Students

Wyatt Elementary hosted their first-ever 'Roo Run, a fundraising "color run" event to promote health and fitness. Wyatt qouteThis was immediately followed by the biggest Wyatt party of the year – the Spring Fling! Their school-wide goal was $6k (which they easily surpassed!), with all proceeds helping to fund the many assemblies, educational programs, supplies & materials that Wyatt PTA provides.

Stats:

  • Raised $15,896 total online and cash/checks
  • 257 Students Raised a Total of $14,820 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $57.67
  • 93% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 265% of School Goal Achieved

College Grove Elementary

College Grove, TN – 400 students

In order to purchase Computers on Wheels and gym equipment, College Grove decided to host a Rocket Run a-thon fundraiser! The incredible part? They nearly doubled their $20k fundraising goal!

Stats:

  • Raised $36,900 total online and cash/checks
  • 159 Students Raised a Total of $19,535 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $122.86
  • 53% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 185% of School Goal Achieved

St. Michael Catholic School

Remus, MI – 70 students

With just 42 students, St. Michael managed to double their fundraising goal in their 1st Fun Run! Student were St. Michael qouterewarded with a dunk tank and the joy of getting to sill string the principal!

Stats:

  • Raised $10,006 total online and cash/checks
  • 42 Students Raised a Total of $7,405 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $176.31
  • 74% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 200% of School Goal Achieved 

Hilburn Academy

Raleigh, NC – 800 Students

Hilburn Academy set out to raise money to allow for the purchase and maintenance of 3-D printers! They raised enough money for the printers plus earned an extra $2k for further curriculum enrichment.

Stats:

  • Raised $27,061 total online and cash/checks
  • 217 Students Raised a Total of $22,290 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $102.72
  • 80% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 108% of School Goal Achieved
  • Previous fundraiser netted $13,000. With TGMC, netted $14,000 more!

Highland Park Elementary

Austin, TX – 600 students

We’ve seen a lot of creative Fun Runs in our time, but a piñata dash is a first! The Highland Park Piñata Dash Fun Run raised funds for IT, Special Programs, Teacher & Staff areas of need, and more!

Stats:

  • Raised $46,335 total online and cash/checks
  • 365 Students Raised a Total of $44,180 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $121.04
  • 95% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 108% of School Goal Achieved 
  • With TGMC, they netted $22,000 more than when using a different service!

Partin Elementary

Oviedo, FL – 750 students

Two PTA Reserved Parking spaces, fourteen classroom pizza parties, and over $34k raised for the Partin Elementary Olympic Fun Run! This fundraiser brought in technology for the school and to fund other special projects.

Stats:

  • Raised $34,002 total online and cash/checks
  • 243 Students Raised a Total of $22,625 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $93.11
  • 67% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 113% of School Goal Achieved 
  • With TGMC, they netted $10,000 more than when using a different service!

Okemos Public Montessori School

Okemos, MI - 350 students

Okemos more than doubled their fundraising goal of $10k in their first Fun Run and promoted an educational and Okemos Qoutehealthy fundraiser to students!

Stats:

  • Raised $25,938 total online and cash/checks
  • 222 Students Raised a Total of $18,960 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $85.41
  • 70% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 259% of School Goal Achieved

St. Brendan Elementary

Los Angeles, CA - 300 students

Know what surpassing the $30k fundraising goal for St. Brendan means? How about a silly string party, lip sync karaoke performed by teachers, including a rendition of "Sorry" by Justin Bieber to reward the school for blowing this fundraising goal out of the water!

Stats:

  • Raised $38,732 total online and cash/checks
  • 147 Students Raised a Total of $31,295 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $211.45
  • 83% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 129% of School Goal Achieved 
  • First Fun Run

Stone Creek Elementary

Irvine, CA - 600 students

The Stone Creek Jog-a-thon was a fun and healthy way to raise money for Stone Creek programs such as Meet the Masters, assemblies, lunchtime activities, family fun events, classroom supplies, school equipment and new technology for the classrooms.

Stats:

  • Raised $26,215 total online and cash/checks
  • 170 Students Raised a Total of $22,915 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $85.82
  • 83% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 105% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC, they raised $5K with a previous fundraiser. With TGMC, Stone Creek raised $21,000 more!  

Sundance Elementary

San Diego, CA - 800 students

Sundance Elementary raised enough money with their Run for Your Heart Jog-a-Thon that the principal had to get Sundancetaped to a wall and turned into an ice cream sundae!

Stats:

  • Raised $33,005 total online and cash/checks
  • 170 Students Raised a Total of $20,605 in online donations
  • 83% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 120% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC, netted $22K. With TGMC, netted $11,000 more!  

Riverside Charter Elementary

Sherman Oaks, CA - 800 students

Riverside raised an incredible $46k, more than doubling their initial fundraising goal! Riverside Qoute

Stats:

  • Raised $46,756 total online and cash/checks
  • 232 Students Raised a Total of $43,975 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $190.37
  • 90% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 217% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $14K. With TGMC, raised $32,000 more!  

Grant K8

San Diego, CA - 700 students

With their 33rd Annual Jog-a-thon, Ulysses S. Grant School was able to purchase new portable volleyball nets for PE in the park, individual PA systems for the PE teachers and new volleyball, rugby and soccer balls, as well as an automated lap tracking system to motivate kids to run more in class, PE and running clubs!

Stats:

  • Raised $48,087.37 total online and cash/checks
  • 235 Students Raised a Total of $42,740 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $136.55
  • 90% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 114% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC, raised $26K. With TGMC, raised $19,000 more!  

Third Street Elementary

Los Angeles, CA - 750 students

Students got to walk laps around the track, play dodgeball, do cup stacking and enjoy a freeze dance at the Third third street qouteStreet Walk-a-thon. This was a great exercise-oriented event that involved students, teachers, parents, and friends and family for one great cause: raising money for Friends of Third Street programs.

Stats:

  • Raised $64,043 total online and cash/checks
  • 201 Students Raised a Total of $45,370 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $226.85
  • 71% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 128% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC, they raised $42K. With TGMC, they raised $22,000 more!

Wildwood Elementary

Pasadena, CA - 400 students

The jog-a-thon is the largest fundraiser of the year for Wildwood and has allowed the school to reduce the number of fundraising events over the years. Last year without using TGMC, the event brought in over $60k, and this year they brought in over $73k by using our online services!

Stats:

  • Raised $73,015 total online and cash/checks
  • 110 Students Raised a Total of $19,805 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $180.05
  • 27% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 122% of School Goal Achieved

Chapman Hills Elementary

Orange, CA - 500 students

As part of the plan to add 120 new devices (Ipad minis, Ipad airs, Chromebooks/HpStreams), Chapman Hills held their 8th Annual Jog-a-thon and brought in over $59k!

Stats:

  • Raised $59,377 total online and cash/checks
  • 141 Students Raised a Total of $20,590 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $146.03
  • 35% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 119% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $27K. With TGMC, raised $32,000 more!   

Heights Elementary

Fort Meyers, FL – 1,000 students

PantherFit was the name of the Heights Elementary a-thon fundraiser. This event was designed with Child Specific Heights QouteCross Fit challenges in mind. The event was broken into 4 workout stations with about 10 minutes at each.

Stats:

  • Raised $27,582 total online and cash/checks
  • 135 Students Raised a Total of $20,400 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $114.61
  • 74% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 184% of School Goal

Robinson Elementary

Trabuco Canyon, CA - 600 students

Robinson Elementary exceeded its goal of $50k with their Monster Dash, allowing them to add a music program. Funds also went toward programs like Hands-on Science and Technology, Assemblies, and Art in Action.

Stats:

  • Raised $50,212 total online and cash/checks
  • 127 Students Raised a Total of $21,670 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $170.63
  • 43% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 100% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $28K. With TGMC, raised $23,000 more!  

Our Lady of Grace

Encino, CA - 300 students

Our Lady of Grace students jog, ran, and had lots of fun as they helped their school meet its goal to give the Our Lady of Grace Qouteperforming arts area of the campus a "facelift," with new paint, new stage curtains, new risers, new tables and a new "backstage" room with storage, paint, and carpeting.

Stats:

  • Raised $27,254 total online and cash/checks
  • 121 Students Raised a Total of $20,605 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $170.29
  • 76% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 109% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $12K. With TGMC, raised $15,000 more!  

St. Isabella Catholic School

San Rafael, CA - 200 students

St. Isabella School had major success with their 2016 Color Run! This healthy and fun Jog-a-thon fundraiser raised money to help fund the school they love and to purchase new computers, classroom upgrades, field trips, outdoor play equipment, supplies for the school garden and much more.

Stats:

  • Raised $27,379 total online and cash/checks
  • 115 Students Raised a Total of $22,685 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $197.26
  • 83% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 171% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $12K. With TGMC, raised $15,000 more!  

Chandler Elementary

Sherman Oaks, CA – 500 students

The Chandler Spell-A-Thon fundraiser provided students an opportunity to earn money for their school in a way that was both fun and educational. The money raised went towards Chandler's goal of increasing hands-on learning opportunities for students in the areas of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

Stats:

  • Raised $17,212 total online and cash/checks
  • 66 Students Raised a Total of $8,810 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $133.48
  • 51% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 172% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $6K. With TGMC, raised $11,000 more!

Encino Elementary

Encino, CA - 500 students

Encino had great success with their Jog-a-thon Mania! They incorporated a smart student incentive program, with Encino QouteUltimate Experience options for any student that brings in over $500 in pledges: 1. Skateland Party; 2. Corbin Bowl Party; and 3. Manicure Party @ Nail Garden.

Stats:

  • Raised $23,749 total online and cash/checks
  • 160 Students Raised a Total of $19,230 in online donations
  • Average Student Fundraising Page raised $120.19
  • 81% of all donations were raised from Student Fundraising pages
  • 96% of School Goal Achieved
  • Without TGMC in 2015, raised $8K. With TGMC, raised $15,000 more!

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