BLUFFTON SC 29910-6282
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 10 BOX ELDER ST
BLUFFTON , SC 299106282
Telephone (843) 304 5638
Projected Annual Revenue $36,000.00 (2018)
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Our foxes marching in the Bluffton Christmas Parade!
Mission Statement Our key mission is to promote an environment at Red Cedar Elementary where teachers and administrators can do their best work and our students can do their best learning.
CEO/Executive Director Amanda DuBose
Board Chair Amanda DuBose
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
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Mission Our key mission is to promote an environment at Red Cedar Elementary where teachers and administrators can do their best work and our students can do their best learning.
Background Red Cedar Elementary is a Title 1 school serving PreK-5th grades.  It received the Palmetto's Finest Award in 2015.  Red Cedar Elementary PTO was established in 2011 and has grown significantly each year.  We strive to support our beloved school in any way possible, be it volunteering, financial support, or just spoiling our teachers and administrators.
1. With the money raised through our fundraising in the 2016-2017 school year, we were able to donate funds to three of our families who tragically lost their homes due to fires and Hurricane Matthew. Our school and PTO came together to support them in their times of need.
2. PTO also used the money raised through fundraising to help send several 5th graders to Camp Bob Cooper, which is the annual 5th grade camping weekend field trip.  Being that our school is 70% free/reduced lunch, a lot of our families cannot afford expensive field trips.  Through our donations, these kids were not left out of the wonderful experiences the 5th graders have exploring nature at camp!
3.  PTO also supported our teachers throughout the year with extra supplies for their classrooms, funded Field Day for the students and hosted a fun-filled Spring Carnival for our families.
4. Our favorite event of the year is Teacher Appreciation Week!  We have amazing teachers that love our kids.  We give our teachers surprises each day including, breakfast, lunch, snacks and goody bags.  We top the week off by giving our teachers a wonderful dinner full of music, great food and raffle prizes!  This past year, Bed, Bath & Beyond donated over $10,000 of merchandise for us to give to our teachers and we received a donation of 4 tickets to Disney World which we gave to our Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Person of the Year.  
For the 2017-2018 school year, we have set our sights higher.  We aim to raise money to install shade structures on the playgrounds at the school. 
For the upcoming school year, PTO needs to raise a significant amount of money to fund the purchase and installation of shade structures on the two playgrounds at Red Cedar Elementary.  Currently, there are no shade covered areas near the playgrounds for the students and teachers to escape the sun!  We estimate that each shade structure will cost approximately $7000-$10,000. 
These amounts are in addition to our standard fundraising efforts to continue to support teachers with supplies, pay for Field Day, fund field trips and other miscellaneous or unexpected donations we will need to pay for. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement One of the aspects that I love most about Red Cedar Elementary is that it is so diverse.  We have over 70% of students on free or reduced lunch and 50% of our students are Hispanic.  But you would never know it. Our students treat each other and their teachers and administrators with respect and admiration, and vice versa.  Our teachers and administrators work hard each and every day to make each child feel important and loved.  Our school offers many different clubs and activities for the kids including art, dance, crafting, string and horn ensembles, drum ensemble, robotics, kindness club, and First Tee golf club!  The school motto is "whatever it takes" and they truly live by that.  PTO has been thrilled to support and to be a part of such a wonderful environment for the students.
Board Chair Statement
We are a young PTO, respectively, and we are still learning how to entice our parents into joining and volunteering.  But we have come a long way.  Last year was our best, and most challenging, year yet.  Because the population of our school is 50% Hispanic, there is definitely a language barrier with some of the parents.  We are actively trying to overcome that.  All of our documents, flyers, donation requests, etc. are translated into Spanish, although we still have a small representation of the Hispanic school families engaging with PTO.  We are hoping to change that this year.
Last year, we had three families lose their homes; 2 to fires and one to Hurricane Matthew.  All were Hispanic and low income.  PTO was able to use funds generated from some of our small fundraising events to give each family gift cards totaling $1500 to help them rebuild their lives.  We are so thankful that no one was injured and that PTO was able to assist but, to be honest, we hope none of our families ever have to go through that again.
Another challenge we face is the fact that 70% of our students are on free or reduced lunch.  Many families cannot afford to pay for extra things such as field trips, or even for their child's mid-day snack.  PTO donates to the school's field trip fund at the beginning of each year.  That fund, run by the school, is used to offset the costs of field trips for the students.  Although some trips cost more than what the school can afford to pay for.  That leaves the balance to be funded by the families.  The real potential exists for some kids who cannot afford the price to miss out on amazing, educational and fun experiences.  No child should have to miss a wonderful experience because they cannot afford it.  PTO strives to ensure this does not happen.  We donated over $1400 last year for field trip funds.  Seeing the smile on these kids' faces when they can experience a weekend camping trip, a trip to the aquarium or walking to the historic places in downtown Bluffton makes everything worthwhile!
Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Bluffton, South Carolina
Board Chair
Board Chair Amanda DuBose
Company Affiliation President
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board of Directors
Amanda DuBose parent
Bridget Duncan teacher
Lizzy Lancaster parent
Kristen Rushin parent
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 4
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Amanda DuBose
Experience Litigation paralegal.  Former PTO Treasurer.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 4
Contractors 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Diversity Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description Teacher Appreciation Week:  We dedicate an entire week to showing our teachers how much we appreciate them. We serve them breakfast, snacks, lunch and a dinner complete with dancing and raffle prizes.  PTO received over 15000 in donated raffle prizes to give to our teachers and administrators.
Budget $2,500.00
Short Term Success For 2017-2018 school year, we would like to lower our budget to 2000 and increase the number of raffle prizes received so that each teacher will receive a gift.
Long Term Success To have teachers starting standardized testing weeks relaxed, confident and feeling loved and appreciated.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Positive verbal, written and photographic feedback from students, parents, teachers and administrators.
Description A fun-filled family evening for our school.  We supply games, prizes and music for our families to enjoy.  We have multiple local food vendors come in to sell food.  We host a silent auction with a vast array of donated items ranging from baskets prepared by each grade to handmade furniture and gift certificates.  
Budget $4,500.00
Short Term Success For 2017-2018 school year, we are looking at using different activity and food vendors.  We would like to offer more items for the penny raffle and offer higher valued items at the silent auction to raise more money.  The money raised will be earmarked for our shade structure fundraising campaign.
Long Term Success We would like to reduce our costs to under 4000 for this event.  We would also like to increase the number of activities available for our families.  Eventually, we would like to be able to provide the food and drinks free of charge to our guests.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Amount of money raised on silent and penny auctions.  Number of guests attending (has increased steadily over the last couple years).  Feedback from guests.
Description Chick Fil A allows us to fundraise at their Bluffton location one night a month.  Each month a different grade/team has the opportunity to raise money.  This consists a Spin the Wheel game for prizes and a donated percentage of the nightly proceeds from Chick Fil A.  PTO sponsors this night by supplying the prizes and volunteers to work it.
Budget $400.00
Short Term Success Last year, each grade/team raised approximately $450 for a total revenue of over $4000.  We would like to see that revenue increase to over $4500 for this year and would like to see more of our students come out and participate.
Long Term Success We would like to continue this program as long as Chick Fil A will allow us to.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY The success of this program is measured by how much revenue we generate.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Revenue $36,000.00
Projected Expenses $8,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense--$5,874--
Administration Expense--$4,227--
Fundraising Expense--$11,748--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.15--
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%27%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--49%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets--$13,878--
Current Assets--$13,878--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets--$13,878--
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Purchase and installment of shade structures on the two playgrounds.
Goal $25,000
Amount Raised To Date 9000 as of Dec 2017
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Nov 2018
Address 10 BOX ELDER ST
BLUFFTON , SC 299106282
Primary Phone (843) 304 5638
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Amanda DuBose
Board Chair Amanda DuBose
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Year of Incorporation 2010