2018 Cardinal Campaign

 Please see below for more detailed information about: Donate Now! 

  • This year's Cardinal Campaign
  • Corporate Matching
  • Class Contest
  • Sample Email for Donation Solicitation


The 2018 Cardinal Campaign is underway and we're going to

Up Our Game!

Each year, donations from Cunningham Park ES families help fund the numerous programs the PTA sponsors.  The primary source of fundraising for our organization is the Cardinal Campaign.  Unlike other fundraisers during which children need to sell something, 100% of all funds from the Cardinal Campaign support Cunningham Park.  That means, with your support of our PTA, we are able to provide:


  • Community nights like Hallowingo;

  • Educational opportunities for children and parents;

  • School technology and books;

  • Field trip transportation; and

  • More!


In addition to funding our core events and programs, this year we want to Up Our Game


As our teachers take on new challenges with Concept-Based Instruction, we want to help them be at the top of their game by funding a series of professional development activities.  As teachers' expertise grows, so does the learning of our children.


One of the ways our kids will put that learning into action is to help decide what “learning through play” should look like at CPES.  The students will work through the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) process to recommend playground and outdoor equipment enhancements (perhaps similar to what Dr. Recess brought in this picture).  In December, students will present at the PTA meeting to request money, supplies, and expertise to fund their ideas and the PTA will use the money raised to fund their vision. 




The PTA is also working collaboratively with the teachers to identify fun children’s games that develop critical and creative thinking in students while they play.  These games can be used for learning centers, for indoor recess, and for a variety of purposes.  The PTA plans to fund those games, as well.  





To help our teachers and students Up Their Game, we aim to raise $15,000 during this year’s Cardinal Campaign.


We have a number of levels at which to donate.  If each family donates at the Branch Level, we will reach our goal and truly Up Our Game!


















Please choose the level that works best for your family.  All donations to the CPES PTA, including the Cardinal Campaign, are tax deductible, and a donation receipt will be provided after your contribution is received. 


Similar to other fundraisers, please share this campaign with close family and friends and ask if they would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support our school.  If you would like to send them an email asking for their support, please click here for a sample email that you can copy, modify, and send. 


Additionally, donations may be eligible for corporate matching.  If your employer matches, please consider requesting a match for your Cardinal Campaign donation. Our EIN is 54-1557308. We have a Bronze certification with GuideStar and are also recognized by Benevity. If your company works with a different vendor, please email Tracy McCarty and we'll work to gain recognition with them, too.


To learn more about the Cardinal Campaign contests we are holding for the class with the highest donation percentage and for those who obtain a corporate match, please click here.


On behalf of the students, teachers, staff, and PTA, thank you in advance for your support of our amazing school!


Donate Now!


If you have any questions about the Cardinal Campaign, please email Tracy McCarty.





Cardinal Campaign

Our Goal $15,000 $17,293