Direct Drive Kennedy Middle School Fundraiser

The Kennedy PTO provides a 501(c)(3) tax exempt legal framework to support or enable many of the well known programs that define the Kennedy Middle School community identity, such as the drama and music programs and 8th grade graduation events. We thank the many community members who have already contributed to dedicated fundraising events supporting these programs!

The PTO also raises funds to support a broader set of important community initiatives, on both an ongoing basis and in support of new academic and extracurricular programs. This year, we chose to focus our financial support on:

The Kennedy Family Center

Offers a wide range of programs to support members of our community with immediate academic and emotional needs.  It is a wonderful complement to the solid academic foundations delivered by our teachers and staff, and exemplifies the sense of solidarity and community we all aspire to.  Learn more about the Kennedy Family Center

The Art Program

Art is a popular elective choice many years in a row. Kennedy is lucky to have a full art studio, including a ceramic kiln on site. We are equally lucky to have an amazing art teacher, Jesse Silverman, who holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Education with an Art emphasis.   Learn more about the Art Program

Kennedy Maker Space

Run by technology teacher and coach Kathryn Marinos, the Maker Space is an exciting place for students to explore hands-on learning in Technology, Robotics, and Journalism classes, and Robotics and Maker space clubs.   Learn more about the Maker Space

Project Lead The Way: A New Project Based Learning program for 2019-2020

Project Lead The Way is a successful and affordable project based learning program that has been building momentum throughout the country.  Our school will be experimenting next year with 3 of their 10 Middle School units: Medical Detectives, Flight in Space, and Green Architecture.  The hands-on program boosts classroom engagement and excitement, drives collaboration, and inspires “aha! moments” and deep comprehension.   Learn more about Project Lead The Way


None of this can happen without your support and generosity, and we’re looking to raise up to $30,000 to support these great programs. Please consider whatever generous contribution fits your personal financial situation, whether it is $25, $100, $500, or $2000 . Every dollar helps!


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Make a donation via PayPal Giving Fund

The PTO pays no fees with PayPal Giving Fund so this is the most cost effective method. We can use all of your donation to support our programs. You must have a PayPal account to make your donation this way.  Your donation will be technically made to “Paypal giving fund”, which will in turn give it to the Kennedy PTO (at no fees or other cost of any kind).

Make a donation via the Kennedy Online Store

You can use your credit or debit card to make a donation online but we pay a small fee so use this if you are not able to use PayPal.

Make a donation by writing a check to “JFK Middle School PTO”

and drop it in the PTO box located in the school office, or mail to: Kennedy PTO, 2521 Goodwin Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061.

Please email if you need a receipt for your taxes or if your employer can match your donation.  Donations may be tax deductible. Tax ID: 47­1431115.

Thank you for your support!