About The 3Fund

A 3FUND donation would make a perfect  gift this holiday season.

Forward this letter onto the grandparents, aunties, uncles, godparents, cousins….

(or download here: 3FUNDHolidayLetter)

Happy Holidays!

Lauren Seikaly and Catherine Brandi
Co-Chairs, The 3FUND



We are looking forward to another great year at PS3! What makes our school so special is the way we all come together to ensure our children have an innovative and inspiring education. The 3FUND enables us to do this.

What is The 3FUND?

The 3FUND is PS3′s annual fund campaign. It is our most cost-effective fundraising effort. 99% of your gift goes directly to supporting students. The 3FUND  fully pays for academic-support teachers, assistant teachers, music and clay programs, recess aides, classroom funds and a Science and Artists in Residence (SAIR) stipend for each class, healthy lunches, school-wide supplies and more! It costs $725 per student to provide this vital academic and enrichment programming.

What can you do?

Give to The 3FUND! Whatever level gift you make is welcome and needed. But, please consider that $725 per student breaks down to just $15 a week or $60 per month. Becoming a monthly donor makes it easier to generously support our children. You can sign up for monthly giving or make a one-time donation at http://ps3nyc.org/embrace. Checks made out to PS3 SCC can be left with Raquel in the office.

In addition, this year, we have built a 3FUND “Giving Tree” in the lobby. After you make your donation, look for a green envelope from us in your child’s homework folder. Inside you will find your “Giving Tree” leaf which we would like you to decorate, color, embellish, inscribe, or bedazzle any way that you see fit. When you’re done, you can place it back in the green envelope and drop it into the trunk of our “Giving Tree” in the lobby (or put it back in your child’s folder and the teacher will return it to us). Through the end of the year, we will watch as the 3FUND “Giving Tree” grows with each and every donation – big, small, and in-between. We thank you again for your kind support and generosity.

Kind regards, Catherine Brandli & Lauren Seikaly The 3FUND Co-Chairs



Frequently Asked Questions

q. how do i donate?

1. Give securely online by going to www.ps3nyc.org/embrace

2. Write a check to “PS3 SCC” • Indicate 2015-16 3Fund on the memo line. • Include your address on the check. • Give the check to your class parent, Raquel in the office, or a 3FUND volunteer. • Or mail it to: PS3, c/o 3Fund, 490 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014.

q. how much should i give? Please give what you can. In the past, donations have ranged from $5-$25,000. It costs $725 per child to cover the academic and enrichment programming the 3FUND supports. We hope that every family will give at a level that is comfortable for them, and we appreciate each and every donation we receive.

q. how are gifts acknowledged? We send acknowledgment letters for tax purposes every January for the preceding calendar year.

q. how do i make a contribution each month? There is a “Monthly Giving” option on both the printed and online donation forms. Once you select the amount you want to give, it will be automatically deducted from your credit or debit card each month.

q. is my gift tax deductible? Yes. P.S.3 has 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. Tax Id number: 13-3570722

q. how else can i help raise funds? Perhaps you have generous grandparents, family, and friends who want to contribute to the education of your child(ren). Please share this letter or forward them the link www.ps3nyc.org/embrace. As the saying goes, it takes a village!

q. can i tap my Employee Matching plan? Yes! Ask your employer and you could double your donation. Tax Id number: 13-3570722

q. what if i have more questions? Email us at 3Fund@ps3nyc.org.