Opportunities to Give

Annual Giving: Making a Difference Every Day

Turning Point’s Annual Giving Campaign is the school's largest annual fundraising activity. It is also the only activity in which each family is expected to participate. This Campaign funds a significant portion of the operating budget using tax-deductible gifts instead of higher tuition and fees, and helps ensure the margin of excellence for which we are known. Annual Giving bridges the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Turning Point education, raising nearly 10% of the day-to-day operating budget through Campaign donations from parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school.

Ways to Make a Gift

Make a Pledge and Pay in Full Using Credit/Debit

Use our secure online giving form to make your pledge and pay in full, using your American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card. The gift is fully deductible the day it is charged, and can be paid off over time per the credit card contract.

Make a Pledge and Pay a Portion Using Credit/Debit

Use our secure online giving form to make your pledge and pay a portion of it today, using your American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card. A tax deduction for the amount you pay will be applicable the day the payment is made, no matter how long you elect to pay off the amount per your credit card contract. Please note that your total pledge must be paid on or before May 1, 2017. 

Make a Pledge and Pay by Check (Full or Partial)

Download the Pledge Form and mail or fax it directly to Turning Point School, Attn: Development Office, 8780 National Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.

Make a Pledge Payment

Have you already made your pledge, and want to pay a portion of it today? Pledge payments can be made here. You will receive a tax deductible receipt for completed payments.

Donate Appreciated Stock

With the robust stock market, donating appreciated stock provides a double benefit: a tax deduction for the stock's current full market value and no capital gains tax is paid on the appreciation. Complete the Pledge Form and the business office will contact you with details for the transfer.*

*This information is not intended to replace professional advice. Please confer with your tax advisor.

Matching Gifts

Some companies elect to match their employee gifts to non-profits, providing an excellent way to double or even triple the value of your gift to the school. Check to see if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program.

PA Activities

The Parent Association (PA) offers a wide range of opportunities for parents to be involved with and support the school, including two fundraising activities: the Hoop-A-Thon and the Spring Benefit. Each event raises money for pre-designated, special projects. Events are led by dedicated PA Committee Co-Chairs and staffed by parent volunteers. Concentrating resources on only two events (one child-centered, the other an adult evening) maximizes the power of our parent body to produce significant financial benefit for the school and students. Learn more about our PA here.

Major Gifts

Major Gifts help fulfill strategic plans and big dreams. These capital gifts helped fund our new building, field, and outdoor environmental areas. Gifts to Turning Point's new Endowment are a lasting legacy, a commitment to future students, to continuing program innovation, and to other opportunities we can and cannot imagine today.

Transformational gifts to Turning Point come from generous parents, grandparents, alumni families, good friends, and foundations. These gifts provide long-lasting support for the school, benefiting current and future generations of students.

2016-17 Annual Giving

Tax-deductible gifts are an integral part of Turning Point’s overall financial plan. The generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni, and good friends helps us fulfill specific needs and supports both short- and long-term operations, adding to the ongoing stability, security, and growth of the school.

2015-16 Annual Report

Click on the image below to view the Annual Report:

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8780 National Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational school providing a premiere education to students in the greater Los Angeles area. For over 45 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school students.

Located in the heart of Culver City, we enroll students from the west side of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills, and Playa del Rey.


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