Background: The DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Committee has developed a set of guiding principles & questions to help the PTA and BNS community engage in fundraising in a way that aligns with our values of social and economic justice. Below is an overview of the principles & the questions/prompts.
Center Equity & Justice: Fundraising activities should consider opportunities to advance work for equity in our school community for all marginalized communities (or communities that are in the minority).
Encourage Belonging & Inclusivity: Fundraising activities should provide an inclusive lens for all communities by considering cross-cultural connections/needs/perspectives and providing a sense of belonging for all, regardless of socio economic status, race/ethnicity, language or ability.
Look Beyond the Bottom Line: When raising money for important school programs, all fundraising activities should be sensitive to the language being used and the strategies employed as the goal is always to ensure that everyone feels they are a valued member of our diverse community.
Broaden “Giving”: Every member of the BNS community should feel that any contribution is equally valued – whether financial or volunteer/labor. Some families can/should give more in support of the broader community.
When devising any fundraising event or activity, consider:
Co-Chairs: Deidre Smalls Landau, Jaime Franklin, Leslie King, and Yasmin Ramirez
Admin: Liz Welch D’Arcangelo
PTA Liaisons: Autumn Leonard and Jade Harris
SLT Rep: Max Ponomareff
Fundraising Coordinator: Mark Swier
Community Agreements Lead: Shatia Strother