Dear CoSA Parents and Supporters,
We are excited to welcome you and your student artist to the 25th year of CoSA! As you know, CoSA has the highest admission standards and the most exacting expectations of its continuing students. Offering such a high-caliber program, with its breadth of instruction and resources, requires financial support from all our partners – especially the families of CoSA students.
We are currently living through a time unlike anything any of us has experienced. There is much uncertainty and even fear about what our collective future holds. We stand confident, however, in the future of Coronado School of the Arts, in our faith in our students and their abilities, and in the strength of the program we have nurtured and continue to provide at CoSA.
The overall budget necessary to provide CoSA at CHS is over $800K. A large portion of that funding comes from the Coronado Unified School District, various grants, and other public funding sources. But, with more and more need in the community, those funds are dwindling, and it is more important than ever that our parents and families support CoSA. Without parent contributions, CoSA cannot continue to offer these amazing programs.
To that end, we create a unique account for each student which is part of our larger Parent Fund. We ask for an annual donation of $2,000 per student. This equates to a fraction of what a family might pay for this high-caliber training elsewhere. We understand if your family cannot donate the full amount requested, but we ask that each family contribute something. Payment options are available; many of our families commit to a monthly contribution over 10 or 12 months. Another option is to inquire about a matching contribution from your employer – this can make a big difference! All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our goal is 100% participation, at some level, from all the CoSA families. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring monthly contributions on our secure website: CoSAFoundation.Org/Parents
To further assist each family in making its suggested annual donation, we will once again be sponsoring a fundraiser using Givebutter. This fundraiser gives each student and their family an opportunity to reach out to extended family and friends through an effortless, secure, online platform. We had a tremendous response using this fundraiser last year and all funds raised via Givebutter will be applied to a student’s Parent Fund account. More information about Givebutter, including Zoom training and assistance, will be sent separately as we get closer to the start of the school year.
Once again, welcome back! We look forward to working with you throughout your student’s CoSA journey! Should you have any questions, please contact the CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator, Beth Connelly, at 858.337.2567 or beth(at)cosafoundation(dot)org.
The Officers, Directors, and Staff
Coronado School of the Arts Foundation