Our 2018 Jogathon was a huge success! We blew our fundraising goal out of the water and raised $73,573, a 30% increase from last year and more than double what we have historically raised. Pledgestar, the online fundraising system we introduced in 2017, continues to be a significant factor in the huge jump we have seen in both student fundraising participation and the amount fundraised. Expenses for the event and prizes totaled to less than $4,000, bringing the net raised to just under $70,000. Approximately $55,000 of the donated funds will go towards a variety of programs that enhance education at Longfellow: choral music, Meet the Masters, Red Ribbon week, field trips, 5th grade celebration, classroom enhancements, and much more. Because we surpassed our fundraising goal, the PTA has scheduled a fun and exciting BMX stunt show for May 31 as special thank you to all the students. In addition, $10,000 of the monies raised is being gifted to Longfellow by the PTA to go towards new books for the school library.
Thank you to all the students and families who participated in our Jogathon fundraiser and many thanks to the Jogathon committee for your hard work and dedication: co-chairs Stephanie Holder and Mary Yung, Julie Guzman, Penny Morris, Sasha Seward, Sunny Scarlett, and Erin Moore.