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Donation matches are an incredible way to boost your own personal support of Silver Oak. It is important to note that it is your personal pledge alone that determines Pledge Drive level and prize eligibility. The reason for this is due to the varying timelines for companies to execute their match, and the fact that not all students have parents that work for companies with a matching program. The majority of matching funds are received after the Pledge Drive period concludes... sometimes even at the end of the school year. We look at Corporate Matching as a generous bonus boost for the school, and therefore for our kids. We hope you understand and agree that it is simpler and more fair to consider just personal pledges when setting levels and awarding prizes.
Silver Oak Educational Partnership (SOEP) = Silver Oak Elementary PTO
SOEP is the original 501c3 non-profit organization founded to serve Silver Oak Elementary School as an educational foundation. SOEP is registered to do business under the alias "Silver Oak Elementary PTO". We have found that companies that match their employee donations find it easier to approve corporate matching requests if they come from SOEP vs. PTO... therefore we are now including the SOEP name in our messaging.
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