Run for the Green- Pledgestar FAQs


Frequently Asked Pledgestar Questions

  1. Why is Pledgestar an important part of our fundraiser? The Pledgestar system has been shown to increase jog-athon sponsorships by large percentages due to its ease of use. Many of our neighboring schools have used this system with great success, and we hope to too!
  2. Why do fundraisers that use Pledgestar raise so much more? On average up to 60% of email sponsorship requests actually become a donation. The user-friendly system makes it fun and easy to support our school.
  3. How can I make this system work for me? By registering your name linked to your teacher’s name at AND entering in 5 or more emails of friends and family, your fundraising effort will be a piece of cake. Testimonials from current students already show a drastic increase in their pledge dollars over previous years! (This also means more opportunity drawing tickets for you )
  4. Do the emails I send get shared with anyone else? PledgeStar does not use or disclose data collected on the website in any way beyond what is needed to email pledge requests, collect donations, send notifications and provide reports.
  5. Are payments secure? YES! Pledgestar’s website and payment systems all check out with high ratings from multiple agencies.  

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team at


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Run For The Green – We Need Your Support!!

Each year Birney families work with the Parent Organizations of Alice Birney Elementary to raise funds to support some of the many things that make Birney so wonderful. Only because of these fundraising efforts are we able to have our award-winning garden, art and Spanish classes, send all our children on educational field-trips, and have our academically proven International Baccalaureate program for the current school year, so we must reach our goal as a team.

Now that we are halfway into our fundraiser with only $15,000, to go it is time to kick it into high gear. The purpose is meaningful and the rewards are many for us all. Remember, it only takes $20 to get a student’s name on an opportunity drawing ticket and the prizes are AWESOME!! Many companies have donated special prizes (Fitbits, trampoline park passes, tons of museum passes, programmable robots, toys, games, and so much more!) just to support your kids’ hard work and their amazing school. Let’s get out there and win the race Birney Bees! AS A TEAM, WE CAN DO ANYTHING!!

TIP: Up to 60% of all people who receive a pledge request through Pledgestar will sponsor a student. Don’t forget to send those emails at  emails are confidential and all donations are secure. If you prefer, all envelopes are welcomed and appreciated. Every dollar counts!!

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