Welcome to the TEAM Finances Page!
If you have questions about TEAM finances, please contact

Financial Information Handout can be found at:

PayPal Donation Option
Click on this link and it takes you to a Paly Team Donation page:

If you have expenses from TEAM events, please fill out this form and attach your receipts, then mail to the treasurer at the address on the form:

TEAM Donations:
TEAM asks each family to make a $500 tax-deductible contribution per student. This donation covers some of the program costs to run TEAM –including transportation for field trips, TEAM t-shirt, snacks throughout the year, meals on field trips, scholarships, and the end-of-the-year party. It also pays for the extra time the TEAM teachers spend on interdisciplinary curriculum development and collaboration and the hourly cost for teacher after-hours work when TEAM teachers are leading TEAM activities outside of the school day and supervising students. Thank you in advance for making the $500 contribution—our program could not run without the generosity of our parent community. You can mail in your check (payable to ‘Paly TEAM’ and with your child's name on the memo line), to our co-treasurer Ilene Cartright using the info below. While TEAM will not exclude any student for financial reasons, we hope you understand that all these "extras" cost money and you will make a donation in support of the program. This donation is tax deductible (Tax ID #77-0454317).

Paly TEAM Treasurer: Sally Kadifa, 610 Coleridge Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Palo Alto, CA 94306
One of the favorite highlights of TEAM this coming year will be in early November when TEAM students, teachers and parent volunteers travel to Yosemite National Park for a week-long Nature Bridge (formerly Yosemite Science Institute) course. The cost of this trip is $750 per student, which covers transportation, meals, accommodations in Yosemite tent cabins, and Nature Bridge tuition to pay the salaries of our expert guides, plus hourly costs for teacher supervision at night. Parent chaperone who come along for the trip are also asked to contribute $500 to pay for their room and board costs. Scholarships are available if needed and can be obtained by contacting the TEAM treasurer at Further details regarding this trip will be presented during a parent meeting in October but we wanted to give you this early heads up so you can budget for it.

Company Matching Gift Program
Many companies will match donations made by their employees. Since TEAM (Paly Interdisciplinary Experience) is a non-profit 501C(c)(3), it may be possible for you to request a match of the $500 you donated for your student's participation in the program. If your employer has a matching-gift program, please let us know. Listed below is the information you may need to provide your employer.

50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Tax ID# 770454317
Contact: Liz Brimhall 650-208-397

TEAM students and parents do a variety of fundraising events to help offset costs (e.g. Stanford parking, parent wine-tasting, etc).
Parents should consider eScrip as an easy (and free) way to contribute financially to TEAM based on charges you make with your existing credit cards. When updating your group selection at, you may search for TEAM based on its Group ID (500005896) or Group Name (Palo Alto High School TEAM). Click on the name. Once it appears in the blue box, click on "update" or the change will not be applied.