Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, BPESF is a 501(c)(3) public charity and donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law. Our tax identification number is 48-1298690.
What is the Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation?
BPESF is a group of parent volunteers who are responsible for raising the funds for Bullis Charter School (BCS) through our Annual Campaign.
What is the public funding gap?
The public funding gap is the difference between the public funding sources and the cost to educate a child. This year the funding gap is approximately $5,000.
My employer makes matching contributions, will my donation qualify?
Yes, many employers offer a matching donation when you make a donation to a qualified 501(c)(3) charity such as Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation. Please contact your employer or any of the BPESF Board Members to check if your donation qualifies for a corporate match.
How is the money used?
The money raised during the Annual Campaign is used to cover the operating expenses of the current school year. It allows BCS to offer:
Low student to teacher ratios
Dedicated specialist staff (not a generalist teaching the subject) in Art, Music, Drama, Science, PE, Math, Technology, Spanish and Mandarin
K-8 Foreign Language Program
Free Co-Curriculars and Extra-Curriculars
Do you accept donations online?
Yes, we are offer the convenience of online donations through PayPal. Click here to make a donation.
Can my child attend BCS if I am unable to make a donation?
Yes, all donations are voluntary and have no bearing a child's enrollment or standing as a BCS student.
I want to apply for a corporate match, what is the correct name of the foundation?
Please use Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation, not Bullis Charter School, BCS, Bullis Booster Club or BBC.