Annual Fund

The HCES PTA Annual fund campaign is our largest fundraising effort. Please donate what you can afford for this important fund that directly benefits all of our children.

Our goal is that 100% of our parents participate in the campaign. The PTA spends approx. $1,750 per student and so this is the suggested contribution. ANY amount is meaningful, whether it’s $10, $100 or $10,000 – and every dollar counts.

All gifts to the HCES Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible. Invest in your child’s education at Hunter today! Click here for ways to donate.

Your donation to the Annual Fund directly supports initiatives such as:

  • Specialized professional development for teachers of gifted & talented students
  • After school learning support team
  • Expanded music & drama programs
  • Chess instruction
  • Yearbook & Student Council
  • Improved gym program
  • Debate team
  • Morning courtyard supervision
  • National Dance Institute
  • Sylvan Winds
  • Nature’s Classroom and so much more!

Contributions to the Annual Fund allow the PTA to underwrite these many ‘extra’ enrichments. Your gifts make a difference each school day for your child – and every child at Hunter College Elementary School. Click here for ways to donate.

Corporate Matching

Did you know that many companies will match your Annual Fund and Classroom Supplies contributions? The HCES PTA is a qualified, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and received over $68,000 in corporate matching last year alone! Corporate matching is an important part of our fundraising effort. It is free money for both your child and the school as a whole.

You can find below a list of companies that have historically provided the HCES PTA with corporate matching gifts. If you or your partner work at one of these companies, please consider submitting a gift-matching request for your Annual Fund and Classroom Supplies contributions.

Please note: Many organizations, both for and non-profit, provide corporate matching. If you are not sure if your employer participates, please help us out and ask them!

Companies/Organizations that match:

  • Aetna Foundation
  • AIG
  • American Express Foundation
  • AXA Equitable
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Blue Mountain
  • Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution
  • CEB
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank Americas
  • Diageo
  • FICO
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fortress Investment Group LLC
  • Gannett Foundation
  • GE Foundation
  • Gen Re
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Google
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • IBM
  • Ignition Point
  • J. Crew
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Kirkland and Ellis, LLP
  • Marsh & McLennan
  • Marvel Entertainment
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Moody’s Foundation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life
  • Novartis
  • Oracle Corporation
  • PepsiCo Foundation
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • Prudential
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Random House Publishing Group
  • Raytheon
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Roll Giving & Paramount Community Giving
  • SPX Foundation
  • The Standard Employee Giving Campaign
  • Thomson Reuters
  • UBS
  • Unilever
  • Verizon
  • Walt Disney Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Community Support & United Way Campaign
  • Yahoo!

If we are not already approved by your company, below is the information typically required by companies to certify the Hunter College Elementary School PTA as an approved organization for corporate matching.

Name of Organization: Hunter College Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, Inc.
Address: 71 East 94th Street, New York, NY 10128
Contact Name: Mr. Matching Gifts*
Contact Title: Co-Treasurer, HCES PTA
Contact Email Address:
Contact Telephone Number: (212)860-1292

IRS 501(c)(3) Certification Letter: Click Here
HCES PTA Mission Statement: Click Here

*If the company does not accept “Mr. Matching Gifts”, you can use Jon Tarnow or Jaime Vermeer, the current HCES PTA C0-Treasurers.