What is the Malcolm X Fund?

The Malcolm X Fund is the PTA’s first big fundraiser of the school year and helps pay for the important programs not covered by public school funds.

How does the Malcolm X Fund benefit our kids?

As well funded as the Berkeley schools are, there is not enough money to cover all the expenses of a comprehensive education like the one your child receives at Malcolm X.  Our families and community generously step in to fill the gap. Malcolm X Fund donations will help pay for our award-winning performing arts program, including drama, dance, and music, physical education and recess support, academic and literacy support, and vibrant community programs. 

PTA Budget 2018-19


  • The PTA spends more than $482.50/child each school year.

  • We ask that every family give what they can. No amount is too small.

  • You can pay one time only or divide your payment into up to 8 installments.

  • One useful guideline for how much to donate is ONE MORE MONTH of what you budgeted for preschool, child care, or summer camp for your child.

  • Our goal is to raise $60,000. If we do, the whole school gets a popsicle party!


ONLINE: The easiest and quickest way to donate! 

DROP OFF:  Write a check or donate cash and drop it off in the Main Office.

  • Download, print, and fill out the donation form.

  • Put it in the Malcolm X Fund Box in Main Office along with your donation or drop if off with the parents at Friday morning coffee (see below).

IN PERSON: Starting August 31 and on every Friday in September, we will host a PTA coffee after morning drop-off.

  • Grab a cup of coffee, meet other parents, and ask any questions you have about where this money goes and why we need it.

  • We'll be on the yard by the King Street or Ellis Street gates.

STOCK DONATION: Please email PTA treasurer Katherine Rieger at katherine.rieger@mxpta.org for more information.

Employer Matching GIfts

Did you know that you can double your contribution to the Malcolm X PTA by taking advantage of your employer's matching benefit?

Many companies will match donations made by their employees. Please search in the box below to find out if your donation qualifies for corporate matching funds. It only takes two minutes. 

Does your company offer a Matching Gifts program?



Please contact Deb Shell Bedoya at deb.bedoya@mxpta.org. For more information on employer matching, please contact Jane Tunks Demel at jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.org.