Welcome to the TEAM 2020-2021 Fundraising Page - The COVID Edition.

This page is UNDER CONSTRUCTION and will be revised soon with 2021-22 info. 

TEAM is an educational non-profit, and donations and fundraising efforts support all of our activities. We offer scholarships as well. Our program could not run without the generosity of our parent community.

As soon as PAUSD determines on-campus school and activities can safely resume, TEAM will work furiously to put our events back on track, including our trips and other special activities. If we are able to run field trips this spring, we will have a fundraising campaign to ask for voluntary donations to cover field trip costs.

For now, we would like to start the year by capturing some of the TEAM uniqueness and pride by presenting our students with a TEAM spirit bag. We are asking for a voluntary donation of $175 per student to cover program this as well as teacher stipends and other costs.  A donation is not required for your student to participate in any TEAM activities, including getting their TEAM spirit bag, but we hope you can support our efforts.  Partial donations and installment plans are also welcome and possible.

Tax-deductible donations can be made using PayPal Below: (TAX ID #77-0454317)

PayPal Donation Option - Click the Link Below to make a Voluntary Donation of $175

TEAM is an educational non-profit and all of our activities are supported by donations and fundraising efforts.  We could not have TEAM without the generosity of our community, so please consider donating!  If you have questions about TEAM fundraising or finances, please contact palyteamtreasurer@gmail.com.

PayPal Link 

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 $175 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. 

Paly TEAM 
50 Embarcadero Road 
Palo Alto, CA 94301 
Tax ID# 77-0454317 
Contact: Liz Brimhall ebrimhall@pausd.org 650-208-3971

Support PALY Team When You Shop on Amazon

Support PALY Team when you shop for back-to-school items and more on Amazon. Use the link https://smile.amazon.com/ and support "PALY Interdisciplanary Experience". Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to PALY Team. Please pass the link on to friends, family or alumni who would be interested in supporting the PALY TEAM program.  

Other Fundraising

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 escrip.com, 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.   


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

TEAM Donations- Past Years Information FYI

In a typical year, TEAM asks each family to make a $1250 tax-deductible contribution per student. This donation covers the cost for student programming for a week at Yosemite, including transportation, room and board. This donation also covers other costs to run TEAM –including transportation for day field trips, TEAM t-shirt, snacks throughout the year, meals on field trips, scholarships, and the end-of-the-year party.  In addition, it 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.  TEAM receives no funding from Paly to cover these costs, so your donations are essential.  Over 90% of families choose to donate to TEAM, and we depend on this generosity.  Some families even donate more than $1250, which helps to cover the cost of families who cannot donate the full amount.

Thank you in advance for making the $1250 contribution—our program could not run without the generosity of our parent community. You can use Paypal above, or mail in your check (payable to ‘Paly Interdisciplinary Experience’ with your child's name on the memo line), to our co-treasurer Ann Mendenhall using the info below:

Paly TEAM Treasurer:  TBD

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). 


Scholarships are available if needed and can be obtained by contacting the TEAM treasurer at palyteamtreasurer@gmail.com.  No one is excluded from full participation in TEAM activities for financial reasons.  Families are welcome to set up payment plans or donate any amount that is possible if the full $1250 is a burden.  Paly does not pay for student scholarships, but TEAM does apply for scholarships through Nature Bridge, the educational organization we contract with for the Yosemite trip.


One of the highlights of TEAM this coming year will be the first full week in November,  when TEAM students, teachers and parent volunteers travel to Yosemite National Park for a week-long Nature Bridge course.  Your TEAM donation helps pay for 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.  Further details regarding this trip will be presented during a parent meeting in October.