Support & Giving

Fundraising is crucial to keeping the music program operating.  Throughout the year we participate in a variety of activities that raise needed funds to support our musicians and promote team-building and closeness within the SDA music community.

Donations to the Music Council are our primary source of funding for music coaches who provide small group instruction in our music classes and also to purchase instruments, equipment, and sheet music.

Thank you for your interest in your support of our Music Department.


Join Music Council (Band Boosters)

Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the SDA conference room. Please attend a meeting and consider joining our council! Participation always appreciated.

Check our Event Calendar for the next music council meeting!


Each year Music Council coordinates the volunteer efforts of parents who generously provide their time, talents and energy to support programs and activities in the music department. Please watch for sign up opportunities throughout the year. We ask that every family volunteer their time for at least one event.  It’s always a fun and a great opportunity to get to know one another!

Dine Out on Restaurant Nights

Our restaurant fundraisers are scheduled each month, not only to earn money for the band program, but as an opportunity for students and families to connect outside of the school environment. Restaurants will donate to us a percentage of the proceeds during a specified time.

Check our Event Calendar for the next Restaurant Night!


Direct Giving

Donate safely and securely online in any amount.  Please help us where you can.

Set Up Recurring Donations with PayPal

An easy way to achieve your annual giving goal is to make incremental, automatic, recurring donation to Music Council over a 12-month period through Paypal. Click here to set up automatic payments

Become a Tier Sponsor

The more you give, the more perks that you receive! Contact Music Council for the latest sponsorship information.

Company Matching Gift Program

Does your company have a Matching Gift program? Some companies will match up to 100 percent of their employees’ donations! Check with your human resources department for details on how you may be able to increase the value of your gift.

If you would rather write a check:

Checks payable to SDAF Music Council. You may drop it off at the Foundation office at SDA, or send with your donation to: SDA Foundation, Attn: Music Council, PO Box 235109, Encinitas, CA 92023-5109.

More Ways to Give

Appreciated Securities

By giving appreciated securities, you avoid capital gains, qualify for a charitable income tax deduction and be recognized for the full value of the securities on the day the shares leave your account. Contact Leslie Saldana at 760-753-1121 ext 5085 (email) for information on the easy way to have shares transferred electronically.

Planned Giving

You can assure a legacy that lasts beyond your lifetime by making a provision in your will for San Dieguito High School Academy. Donors can help secure the long-term financial health of the music program through gifts that come to the school in the future or over a period of time.

These include:

  • Naming SDA Foundation as a contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy that your family no longer needs
  • Naming SDA Foundation as a contingent beneficiary of your IRA or pension plan.
  • Gifting your home to SDA Foundation through your will or estate plan.
Memorial or Honorary Gift

A gift to the school in memory or honor of an individual helps perpetuate the values of a loved one’s life. Gifts may honor a person during his or her lifetime, or you may honor a loved one who is deceased.

If you would like information about making a gift that will help continue the tradition of excellence for future students of SDA, please call Leslie Saldana at 760-753-1121 ext 5085 (email).