The primary purpose of Friends of Carden (FOC) is to build and foster a sense of community among the parents, staff, and students. By organizing events and campaigns, we hope to promote friendship and synergy as we all work towards a joyful collaborative school experience for everyone. In addition, FOC fundraises to cover items and events that fall outside the realm of expenses that are covered by annual tuition. The monies raised are used to enrich the technology, athletics, and enrichment programs that benefit the entire school.
FOC consists entirely of parent volunteers. The scheduling of events and distribution of funds are coordinated by the FOC Board of Directors, who are also parent volunteers, that work closely with the school administrators to achieve common goals. These goals are accomplished through the tireless efforts of the larger community of Carden families — people like you!
In 2005, Friends of Carden was authorized as a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) with the purpose of providing an avenue for friends, family, and alumni to make tax-deductible donations to the school. If you wish to donate to FOC, we recommend Paypal.
Recent items funded by FOC initiatives include:
- Science lab tables
- Computer lab PC’s and monitors
- picnic tables
- P.E. equipment including playground balls and jump ropes
- Apple TVs
We encourage all parents to get involved and find an area that interests them to share their talents and energy. We also welcome new ideas for events and purchases that enrich the lives of all in the Carden family! For more information, to ask a question, or to join in our regularly scheduled meetings, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.