Archive for the 'Fundraising' Category

Apr 15th, 2018

TFT Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser

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The annual TFT Spring Plant Sale is here. Thank you to New Leaf Greenhouse Plant Fundraising for partnering with us to support Trillium staff, students, and families!

Products include annual and perennial flowers, in flats or hanging baskets; and vegetables in flats or 4″ sampler pots. All plant information is listed on the order form.

Submit your order form and payment in the SCRIP box and payment by Wednesday, April 25th. Your plants should arrive in 3 weeks, on Wednesday, May 16th.

TFT strives to organize fundraisers that are easy, fun, and provide something that the community wants. The plant sale is typically their greatest source of revenu, so please participate!

In recent years, TFT has contributed to playground equipment, microscopes, senior grants, events, and many other staff and student-initiated projects.

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Apr 15th, 2018

Runaissance 2018 is Friday, April 20th

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Runaissance is a fundraising run and walk event that was created to raise money for the arts at Trillium. Students solicit pledges from family, friends, and neighbors. Sponsors pledge a certain amount per lap or a flat rate amount.

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Dec 20th, 2017

Help Us Fulfill Our 2018 Goals

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From the outside, Trillium is unassuming — a converted warehouse that appears too small to house a preK through 12th grade student body.

“The staff is tireless, and the teachers are downright extraordinary. It looks very different from traditional schools: students work together, solve problems as a community, and ‘normalness’ is not considered a virtue. Critical thinking is encouraged and kids are allowed to make choices within a structure they can thrive. I predict that Trillium will someday be revered as a leader in the paradigm shift in education.”
- 4/5 Parent 

The current funding crisis for education has been widely reported, and schools across the country are experiencing severe difficulties as a result. Trillium is no exception. What’s more, since Trillium is a charter school, we receive 20% less funding than traditional public schools. Our vision at Trillium has always been to create an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable place. To follow through on this, we need to be proactive about establishing renewable sources of funding.

As we enter our 16th year of operation, we are feeling a renewed sense of passion and idealism. Where is it coming from? It is coming from you! — from all of the voices chiming in with excellent advice and inspiration for Trillium’s future. Community involvement is climbing, with staff, parents, and students teaming up, to organize interest in leadership, preparedness, and volunteering; to breath new life into tried and true fundraisers, while launching new and innovative ones.

However, direct giving is the most efficient method for you to positively impact our future. When you make a cash, check, or online gift, 100% of your dollars stay at Trillium to benefit your child. We offer giving levels for every budget. Review them at What will the funds be used for? The funds from your donation will be put toward the areas where they are needed most. Help us fulfill these goals in 2018:

  • Technology Upgrades – Network, ChromeBooks for Students, Projectors for Teachers
  • Schoolyard and School Building Upgrades – Playground, Fencing, Garden, Bathrooms
  • Competitive Teacher Salaries
  • Field Trips and Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Afterschool Programming


If every family gave $10 per month of 2018, we would raise over $40,000 dollars. To break it down, that could mean 250 new ChromeBooks, salary increases for every teacher, a free breakfast program, or a safer play surface. Imagine the possibilities with us, and make them happen! Since Trillium first opened its doors in 2002, we have been pooling our collective resources, and making amazing things happen. Let’s keep the tradition alive, and keep building a better future for our kids.

Ever Forward,
Trillium Staff and Board

Nov 27th, 2017

12 Days of Giving

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In the spirit of the holiday season, Trillium is sharing ideas for “12 Days of Giving.” Each school day, from Monday, November 27th to Tuesday, December 12th, there is a suggested action for Trillium community members to take, to send a strong message of support to our staff, students, and teachers. If every family gave $10/month of 2018, we would raise over $40,000. That could mean 250 new ChromeBooks, salary increases for every teacher, a safer play surface. Imagine the possibilities with us, and make them happen! Donate now.

Nov 20th, 2017

Giving Season is Here!

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, when many start to focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Please visit our campaign page, by clicking the Donate button on our website or here. We encourage sustaining support, in the form of a recurring donation. These can be set from bi-weekly to annually, for as little as $10. Every dollar counts!