The Annual Fund is the single most important philanthropic priority of Pegasus.
 
Academic excellence is our priority and is sustained by the generosity of the Pegasus community. Supplementing tuition, annual giving is necessary for Pegasus to operate and thrive. 
 
Your tax-deductible monetary contributions support an operating budget that funds faculty development, academic and co-curricular programs, facilities enhancements, technology pilot programs, and our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), among other things. Based upon area of interest, gifts may be directed to any of the following budgeted areas:
  • Greatest Need
  • Great People
  • Great Place
  • Great Program
Details on each of these areas may be found in the dropdown menu below.  

The Annual Fund kicks off at Back to School Night and continues throughout the school year.  Each school family is assigned a Give to Great Ambassador who will contact them personally with an invitation to participate.

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • What does my Pegasus Annual Fund gift support?

    Your tax deductible, philanthropic gift to the Annual Fund will make a direct and meaningful impact on every Pegasus student.

    Based upon area of interest, gifts may be directed to one of the following areas:  
    • Greatest Need: These gifts help fund the school’s most pressing, urgent needs and/or opportunities as defined by the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
    • Great People: These gifts fund things like: Recruitment and retention of experienced teachers, professional development, and financial aid to ensure a unique and qualified student body, and PTO Wish Lists and PegLove.
    • Great Program: These gifts fund things like: Arts and Music, Debate, Athletics, Environmental Leadership, and PTO PegTalks and RUN.GIVE.SERVE.
    • Great Place: These gifts fund things like: Classroom environment, the library, play spaces, student presentation areas, and PTO First Day Social and Pop Up Pegasus.
    The Annual Fund campaign runs September through June.
  • Why is 100% participation so important?

    100% of our students benefit from the Annual Fund, and we ask that 100% of school families support it!

    Give to Great is the single most important philanthropic priority of the school.  It is a vote of confidence in our school, our faculty, and our educational mission.  

    Grandparents, alumni families, and friends of the school also consistently participate.
  • Why not just raise tuition?

    • A key goal of our school is to keep tuition as low as possible, to provide access to as many families as possible.  
    • A key benefit of donating to the Annual Fund is that your gift is completely tax deductible.
  • How much should I give to the Annual Fund?

    We do not ask you to donate a specific amount; we only ask that you make a gift that is meaningful for your family.  As a non-profit organization, of course we want to be one of your top philanthropic priorities, and we also truly believe your participation is just as important as dollars raised. 

    Every gift is greatly valued and deeply appreciated.

  • When should I give to the Pegasus Annual Fund?

    As your gift will make an immediate impact, it is best to give as early as possible.

    Gifts to the Annual Fund provide “unrestricted” or flexible dollars for current use during the year and are used to support areas of immediate need or opportunity as determined by school leadership.
  • What are the Annual Fund Giving Levels?

    Annual Fund Giving Levels

    Champion

    $50,000+

    Influencer

    $25,000 - $49,000

    Scholar

    $10,000 - $24,999

    Motivator

    $5,000 - $9,999

    Learner

    $2,500 - $4,999

    Benefactor

    $1,000 - $2,499 

    Friend

    $1 - $999 
  • How do I give now?

    There are many ways to give, and every gift is appreciated!

    • Check - You can send a check, made payable to The Pegasus School.
    • Online - Click here to Give to Great via credit card (one-time gift or monthly gift) 
    • Match - Many employers match part or all of employee charitable gifts. 
    • Stock - We welcome gifts of securities or stocks. Please contact Jen DeGrave to receive transfer information

The Pegasus School

19692 Lexington Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Tel: 714-964-1224 |  Fax: 714- 962-6047
info@thepegasusschool.org
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.