Contribution to the Arts

The fall Contribution to the Arts campaign is the main fundraising campaign for BVEF. 100% of the donations go to the art, music and dance programs and instructors’ salaries at Yulupa and Strawberry schools. While many local districts have cut these programs from their curriculum, Bennett Valley continues to offer instruction in these important areas thanks to your financial support. 

Due to the continued economic impact of COVID-19, for the 2021/22 school year we have maintained the same suggested donation amounts as last year, including a family level for those who have more than one child in the district. Each family is asked to please support these programs by contributing $100 per child or $175 per family — however, any amount helps. These programs cannot happen without your support. 

Programs your contribution supports:

Music and dance lessons (TK-6)
10 weeks of dance lessons with dance instructor Tina Malone. Students learn to express themselves through dance, enjoy dance as exercise and appreciate the origins of the dances they perform.  

Art appreciation (TK-6)
5 hands-on art lessons led by a professional artist-in-residence and tailored to the abilities of each grade level. Lessons highlight the importance of art history and allow students to express themselves using a variety of techniques.   

Art docent lessions (TK-6)
Led by parent volunteers, these grade-level, curriculum-related art lessons are planned for Spring 2022. BVEF provides all the supplies for the lessons in addition to instructional resources for parent volunteers.  

Gleeagles chorus (4-6)
Strawberry’s popular choral music program introduces students to choral music, rounds, beginning harmonies and singing (both accompanied and a Capella). 

Band and percussion (4-6)
Led by band instructor Sarah Williams, the band and percussion program teaches students to read music and play their instrument independently and with fellow musicians. No experience is necessary and instruments are provided by BVEF. Learn more about this program

Community events (TK-6)
Each year BVEF hosts events for all district families to promote community building and appreciation of the arts. Previous events have included outdoor movie night, tile decorating, family dance night, and an art walk.  

Suggested donation:

$100 per child or $175 per family (2+ students in the district)

Our tax ID is 68-0286878. Gifts to BVEF, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, are typically tax-deductible, but check with your tax professional.