The Pacifica Fund
Help Us Reach 100% Participation
The Pacifica Annual Fund, a campaign that runs each year from September through August, provides an opportunity for families, friends, staff, and community members to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of our school programs, support the financial aid program, and provide needed help toward capital improvements. Gifts both large and small are critical to reaching our goal and to establishing Pacifica’s long-term presence on the Westside of Los Angeles.
The Pacifica Fund provides funding for academics, athletics, the arts, technology, financial aid, promoting Christian values, and student and parent activities. The 2015-2016 year found 70 percent of Pacifica families, 100 percent of faculty, 30 percent of alumni, and 100 percent of the Board of Trustees contribute over $400,000.
Pacifica Fund Goal $500,000
Community Parties 2017
Pacifica Community Parties are a way to connect with others from Pacifica while supporting the school’s annual fund. Parties are scheduled to take place Spring 2017. Space is limited, so sign up today!
FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd – Join film enthusiast and Head of School, Jim Knight and his lovely wife, Sue, for dinner and a movie! The Knights will cook a nice Italian dinner and then screen one of their favorites, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur. Directed by Frank Capra. Drama/Comedy 1939. A group of TEN will watch and discuss this classic favorite! ($60 per person)
FRIDAY, APRIL 21st – Join Kirsten Ellis, Nina Shepherd and TWENTY other Pacifica Senoritas for a hike leaving from the Pacific Palisades Highlands and ending at Casa Shepherd for a deliciosa fiesta! The hike is about four miles with beautiful mountain and ocean views…after which you will have earned your seat at the table for homemade enchiladas and festive libations. ($75 per person)
SATURDAY, APRIL 29th – Enjoy a tasting of fine scotch by Scotch expert and Scotsman, Nicholas Pollacchi of “The Whisky Dog.” Nicholas M. Pollacchi is a world traveler, spirits connoisseur and Single Malt Scotch Whisky obsessive! This exclusive scotch tasting will take place at the Bel Air home of Pacifica Advisory Board Member, David Houck. Spend an evening transported back to the 1960’s in this mid-century masterpiece overlooking West Los Angeles for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. ($100 per person)
SATURDAY, MAY 13th – Join with old and new friends to strengthen your culinary skills with the help of a professional chef. Your new found expertise is sure to be noticed at your next dinner party! Cocktails and appetizers while you learn, and dinner when you are done! ($75 per person)
SATURDAY, MAY 20th – Join Jim and Sue Knight, and Pacifica founder, Cynthia Olmstead, at her beautiful home in the Palisades Riviera for a Beer and Brat Party. Enjoy amazing, seasonal small dishes from friend, sommelier, and great chef, Erik Kelly, and the latest samplings of Pacifica’s founding Board President, Kent Crawford’s hand-crafted beers! This is a great event to meet other Pacifica families and spend time with faculty and administration. ($75 per person)
Campaign activities include an e-mail/mail campaign from September through December, a phone tree, and an annual dinner/auction.
The following are only a few of the examples of campus enhancements due to donor support of the Pacifica Fund.
- $40,000 All School Retreat
- $30,000 New school van
- $20,000 Science lab computers
- 20,000 Computer lab upgrade
- $20,000 Faculty professional development
- $15,000 Spring musical
- $10,000 Pacifica athletic team
- $10,000 Supports the guest speaking series
- $2,000 Online library service (Questia)
- $2,000 Art supplies
- $5,000 On-campus student activities for a year
We invite you to join us in giving generously to the Pacifica Fund. Your support will make a tremendous impact on the lives of students for generations to come. The Pacifica Fund, pledged gifts, and increasing enrollment are all factors in growing Pacifica to a school of 400 students that will be a significant and vibrant member of our community.