The Bonny Doon School Future Fund
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Q: What is the Bonny Doon School Future Fund?
A: The Future Fund in an endowment created nearly 20 years ago by the Bonny Doon Community School Foundation and intended to provide a sustainable source of income to Bonny Doon Elementary School for generations to come. The goal for that original effort was $100,000.
Q: What has the Future Fund Accomplished?
A: The initial $100,000 goal has been realized. During the last decade, however, the uncertainty of our school’s finances put a strain on its arts and sciences programs. The Foundation is proud to have helped maintain those curricula at a high level by devoting most of the Future Fund’s income to filling that need.
Q. Is there a new goal?
A: 2 million dollars.
Q: Couldn’t I just give directly to Bonny Doon Elementary?
A: Absolutely. You can also give directly to the Foundation. Both of those gifts would directly assist the school with its current expenses. A gift to the Bonny Doon School Future Fund, however, is a gift to future students — and, in a larger sense, to the future of the community itself.
Q: What is to keep the Foundation from simply spending the Future Fund?
A: The Future Fund is held in trust by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and its principle is unavailable to either current or future boards of The Bonny Doon Community School Foundation. Only the interest from the Fund may be spent.
Q: Once the goal of 2 million dollars is reached, how much income will it provide for Bonny Doon School?
A: About $80,000 per year, year in and year out — more as the Future Fund continues to grow.
Q: Are there other ways of giving besides a simple cash gift?
A: Yes, including stock, real property, and remembering the Future Fund in your estate planning. Thanks to our association with the County Community Foundation, we can offer their expert guidance in finding the best way for you to give to the future of Bonny Doon School. Please contact us for more information.
Bonny Doon School Relies on Foundation for Science Program
P.O. Box 8089
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Santa Cruz, CA 95061