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Patron Drive

The Foundation Annual Patron Drive

The Foundation is funded by Mt. Bethel families, staff, friends and corporate matching funds that are donated during our annual Patron Drive, our ONLY fundraiser of the year! The annual Patron Drive takes place in the month of October of each school year.  Additional funding for the Foundation is provided through a percentage of tuition that is given back to the Foundation from our FACT programs.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and anyone can make a tax deductible contribution that will directly support the extra programs, instructors, technology, and staff resources that we provide our children beyond what Cobb County School System funding.


Q: How do I know you received my donation?

A: You will receive two email confirmations! When your donation is submitted, an email confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided from PayPal immediately. This step signifies that we did receive your donation. An official tax receipt for your donation will be sent within a week from the Mt. Bethel Elementary School Foundation email. If you've sent in your donation and/or pledge and an email confirmation has not been received within two weeks, please notify us immediately at

Q: Will I receive a receipt for my pledge?

A: YES! You will receive a pledge confirmation via email. Confirmation of receipt of a pledge will be emailed. When the pledge is fulfilled (donation is received), a confirmation and tax receipt will be emailed as outlined above.

Q: Can I donate more than $125.00 per student?

A: YES! We request a minimum amount of $125.00 per child but we have many families that generously donate above the recommended amount. Remember, 100% of your donated amount directly impacts Mt. Bethel students’ education.

Q: Is my donation Tax Deductible?

A: YES! As an educational, non-profit, 501(c)(3) public foundation, all donations are tax deductible.

Q: Will I receive a receipt for my taxes?

A: YES...via E-MAIL! Tax receipts for donations received will be emailed within a week of receipt. Please include your e-mail address along with your donation.

Q: Are donations accepted via check?

A: YES! You can donate by completing the paper donation form located on the bottom of the Foundation webpage here. You can mail your donation to the address below, send it via your child’s backpack or drop it off at the front office. Please specify Attention MBES Foundation on the envelope to ensure delivery.

Q: When will I get my car magnet?

A: When we receive your donation. A magnet will be sent to you within a week, via the youngest member of the family, when a donation of $125 is received. If you've not received your magnet within two weeks of your donation and feel this is an error, please email

Questions about our Patron Drive?
Email our Patron Chairs at

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