No. Only the portion that FOL directs towards staffing is subject to the PPSF equity fund.
Yes! Friends of Lincoln is a 501(c)3 organization and our tax ID number is: 93-1188791. We will provide you with a letter acknowledging your 100% tax deduction-eligible contribution.
Our mission is to expand our fundraising efforts and capabilities in order to better support all of the clubs, organizations, athletics, and academic needs affiliated with Lincoln High School.
Yes. If you make a donation over $250 to FOL, you can designate on your donation if you would like your donation to go to supporting staffing, athletics and club sports, in-school programs and clubs, or student outreach and in-classroom support.
Yes. FOL is an established 501c3. The exception is that Intel has a policy of not matching donations directed to athletics. If you are Intel employee and would like your donation matched, we will designate the funds to exclude athletics.
Friends of Lincoln combines the roles and support activites previously delivered by the Lincoln Sports Boosters, PTSO and Foundation into one unified system for the broader Lincoln High School Community.
Yes! Principal Chapman is actively involved in assisting to provide a cohesive, supportive organization to help raise and distribute needed funding for the many clubs, athletics, outreach, and staffing needs available. Her hope is to simplify donating for parents and the community with one organization that provides support for wherever it's needed most.
Special trips or events will continue to be handled directly by the clubs or individual teams, but general fundraising will be handled by FOL.
Yes. If your club or team has an established bank account for special event fundraising from parents/participants you can continue to manage those funds directly. However, the person responsible for managing that bank account will be expected to participate in the FOL finance committee. This process improves visibility and coordination across all fundraising activities, and reduces liability for parents involved with collecting funds for these activities.
Rest assured that your donation is still secure with a 501c(3) account. If you've set up monthly donations, that account will continue to function, and no action is required on your part. Any one time or recurring donation that you've already given to The Lincoln Foundation will be directed to the use that you intended. Your continued support remains invaluable to supplementing budgets for staffing and minimizing classroom sizes.
My child is attending Lincoln High School for the first time this year. Are all families required to donate? Will there be other fees associated with attending?
Any donation is optional, but we do rely on the entire community to contribute in whatever way they are able. Please consider giving $500 to $1000 per student annually. ALL donations, regardless of size, are important and appreciated, and are 100% tax-deductible. You can set up monthly or one-time donations, or consider volunteering in a capacity that fits your schedule.
Other possible fees associated with attending LHS are determined by the individual clubs, sports, or programs that you child is involved with. However, LHS tries to enable all students to be actively involved at Lincoln, regardless of their ability to pay.
Want to join a Friends of Lincoln committee? We always need parent and community support with the following: Concession stands, campus clean up, counseling center, auction item donations, tutoring, Long Term development committee, parents on site, and more. Find a spot that fits best with your time and resources!