Trailblazer Club

Please find the Trailblazer Club Donation form here


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What is Trailblazer Club?

The Trailblazer Club Campaign is the PTA’s primary fundraiser to support our great school. This campaign allows families to make one donation to the PTA without asking students to sell gift wrapping paper, magazine subscriptions, cookie dough, etc. during the year.

Our goal is to raise $18,000 to help Mr. D and his staff by financially supporting many academic enrichment programs, in-class activities, and exciting events to build our community.

Some of the PTA-supported programs that benefit your student and will only be made possible by your campaign contributions are:

- Blazer Blast Prizes
- Cultural Arts Programs
- Student Agendas
- Reflections Program
- Technology Resources, such as Brain Pop, Reading A-Z, Study Island, Explore Learning, and Raz-Kids

Donations made at the contribution levels listed below receive the following benefits:

Platinum Level: ($150 and above)
2 PTA Memberships, 2 Magnets, Free Admission to a school festival**
AND entry for our special raffle including Mr. D and Blazer

Gold Level: ($125)
2 PTA Memberships, 1 Magnet, and Free Admission to a school festival**

Silver Level: ($75)
2 PTA Memberships and 1 Magnet

Bronze Level: ($50)
1 PTA Membership and 1 Magnet

Trailblazer Club Member: ($25)
1 PTA Membership

** Free admission to the Fall Festival does not cover food and drink or pie throw and is only intended for immediate family members.

** Our goal is to have at least one PTA membership per student.

A portion of your donation is tax-deductible. Also, several local companies - Altria, Capital One, Dominion Power, Markel, and RockTenn– will match a portion of your gift. Please check with your company’s human resource department to see if they match charitable donations. Receipts will be issued for all donations.

To contribute to the TBC campaign or to join the PTA, please complete the form. There are several benefits for being a member of the Trailblazer Club. Please refer to the back of this form for the benefits of each level.

Thank you for contributing to the betterment of our school. If you have any questions about the Trailblazer Club Campaign, please contact Janelle Blankenship at jsblanke1@gmail.com.


Employer Matching: In addition to your contribution, we ask that you contact your employer to determine if your company will match your donation. We have information on several area companies’ matching programs listed below. Your employer might require the PTA’s tax id number (PTA Tax ID#54-1992831) and/or a copy of our IRS 501(c)3 tax status certificate. Once the General Membership has approved the PTA audit that was conducted this summer, at Back-to-School night on September 20th, we will apply for a new IRS 501(c)3 tax status certificate. Once that process is complete, a new certificate will be available and the PTA will let all parents know via the PTA pipeline where to access the document.

Capital One

  1. All full-time associates with six months or more of service are eligible to participate in the Matching Gifts Program.
  2. Capital One will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $2,000 per calendar year. The minimum match is $25. You may contribute to more than one institution.
  3. Multiple contributions will be matched up to the $2,000 limit.
  4. To be eligible for a Capital One match, your donation must be made in cash or publicly traded securities, not goods or services.
  5. All Capital One matching grants will be targeted for the same purpose as the contribution of the participating associate.
  6. If your donation is targeted for a special fund, it must be used to support academic program needs. You and/or your family members cannot receive special privileges or benefits, including enrollment eligibility, as a result of your donation. Capital One will not match donations targeted for support of athletic programs.
  7. Gifts contributed by family members of Capital One associates are not eligible for a match.
  8. All eligible contributions that are matched by Capital One will be distributed in lump sum quarterly payments to specified institutions.
  9. Employees can access the Matching Gift forms on the Capital One network – https://www.cybergrants.com/capitalone/match/assoc Any questions can be directed to the Matching Gift administrator – Tara Richardson, tara.richardson@capitalone.com, 804-284-6914

Dominion Power – For Dominion Foundation Matching Gift Program information and submission form, click here.

Markel – To qualify for matching, Markel requires a minimum $50 donation. A copy of the Markel matching form can be found on the company’s intranet site under Forms and the form name is Markel Match.

RockTenn – RockTenn offers matching gifts for education donations, as well as grants for volunteer time. For RockTenn matching application and program guidelines, click here.

Please contribute by completing the Trailblazer Club Donation form – Click here to download and print.

If you have any questions about the Trailblazer Club Campaign, please contact Janelle Blankenship, PTA VP, Ways & Means, at jsblanke1@gmail.com.