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Support Lincoln High School by Supporting the PTSA

Want to help your team directly, or the whole PTSA in general? Click below to find how many ways you can help the LHS students succeed!

Contributions are accepted throughout the year. Are you interested in giving today?

All In For Lincoln!

When you are ALL IN for Lincoln you are ALL IN for ALL Kids. You are ALL IN for athletics, you are ALL IN for arts and theater, you are ALL IN for academic support and enrichment, equity and diversity, the student body and more. When you support the Lincoln High School annual campaign you are ALL IN. Campaign runs October 24 through November 17. Donate today!

Take a look at some of our awesome educators, students, alumni, and school leaders who are All In for Lincoln!

Questions? Contact us at RaisingLincoln@gmail.com (Lincoln High School PTSA is a 501c3 organization)

WHAT IS “ALL IN”

ALL IN for Lincoln is the annual fundraising campaign conducted by the PTSA on behalf of Lincoln High School and is the primary fundraising avenue for the school. Because we recently reopened, we do not fundraise through alumni boosters like other high schools in our area. Additional fundraising is conducted throughout the year by students, individual athletic programs, theater, and individual programs. NO other campaign supports all students at Lincoln. 

WHAT DOES “ALL IN FOR LINCOLN” FUND?

Most annual campaign funding supports PAL (performing arts), athletics, student support (tutoring and specialists), and diversity equity and inclusion programs and awareness efforts. Funding also supports teacher grant requests, ASB, student events, library, and staff appreciation. All money raised this year will be spent this year (so hitting our target goal is important)!

How & why is LHS PTSA funding different from other north end high schools?

Early in the formation of the school, with an eye to equity and access, the decision was made with school administrators that Lincoln PTSA would provide the structure and support for all programs at Lincoln, even those usually supported by booster clubs, like athletics and the arts. With that in mind, the PTSA absorbed an already-forming PAL (Performing Arts for Lincoln) committee and started working toward an Athletics committee to serve all sports teams. We chose the Cheddar-Up fundraising platform that would allow us to provide an accessible fundraising platform for all of the stakeholders in our programs, like class parent representatives, sports teams, staff appreciation, community support and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. Other north end schools form booster clubs that work independent from the school and the PTSA, potentially missing the needs of students and families who are unable to participate or who need additional support for a successful high school academic experience. 

How does it all work?

First, our budget is set in the spring of the year prior, as a set of funding goals created with input from the following sources:

  1. 1. Administration, regarding holes in their own budget due to the diverse academic, social and emotional needs of our students, or “general academics”,
  2. 2. Lincoln’s athletics director and performing arts faculty to determine immediate and long-term needs for equipment and supplies, and 
  3. 3. From our own PTSA via parent volunteers, coaches, and parent representatives in identifying areas of need for our students, like academic support, athletic trainer hours to cover our geographic challenges for our athletic teams, and seeding nascent programs in the arts and academics. 

Our fall campaign provides the necessary funds to meet these goals, with the help of a bit of carryover from the year prior. Currently, the PTSA focuses the majority of its funds on General Academic Support: grants for classroom teachers and departments to help them purchase innovative curriculum or curriculum support, additional hours for our BASH program to provide academic support to students, treats and prizes for students incentives, parent education programs, and funds to resupply consumable materials in our STEM and arts programs. 

Even though the PTSA only does ONE fall fundraising campaign, we also help coordinate other fundraising events for each committee within our organization all year long. Each specific committee might use these fundraisers for community building, or they may use them to provide specific support for a project or need. 

Wow! That’s a lot of fundraising!

It is! But with an enrollment of over 1600 students and the funding process for a new school being completely unrelated to the extraordinary circumstances we have faced since opening, coupled with inadequate school funding across the district, this is how we support our school and our students so that every Lincoln student has the basic needs met for a successful and engaging high school experience. We continue to seek grants and other sources to provide for the basic needs of our programs and we encourage parents and the community to continue to advocate for improved school funding across our district, this is the situation in which we find ourselves right now. 

Got it! But I still have questions!

We hope this has helped give parents some insight into our process and the how’s and why’s of what the PTSA does with the funds you’ve so generously donated, but if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@lincolnseattleptsa.org. As always, we also welcome your experience and encourage you to get involved by volunteering!

Please fill out the volunteer interest form to learn more


PTSA Volunteer & Donation Links

The Lincoln PTSA uses the Cheddar Up online portal for donations and general volunteer signups.

Visit our Cheddar Up page for a complete list of donation and volunteer opportunities.


Year-Round Fundraising

Remember to stretch your donor dollars by participating in our year-round fundraising efforts through the following organizations.

Amazon Prime

The Lincoln PTSA is an official non-profit organization available to choose in the Amazon Smile program. Our listing is Lincoln High School PTSA 6 15 485 or Lincoln Amazon Smile.

OfficeMax/Office Depot

OfficeMax and Office Depot will provide a 5% credit for LHS whenever our school is chosen in their Give Back program. The school is listed as LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL – ID: 70241409. More information may be found at: OfficeMax/Office Depot Give Back.