Support Aurora

Why Give?

We are a small school with big dreams

Since 1988, Aurora’s vision has included cultivating heart smart and head smart leaders. As a non-profit organization, financial support is essential to delivering the Aurora mission. Your contributions have tremendous impact on Aurora today and for years to come. We are grateful for both financial support and gifts of time.

When you give to Aurora, you support our teachers and specialists who spark creativity in our students and you open up professional development opportunities that benefit our entire community. You provide opportunities for students who otherwise might not have the means to attend Aurora and you ensure the longevity of the school.

Aurora is a small school with big dreams. For many, simply attending a student’s publishing party, our Tuesday morning assembly, listening to our musicians or watching a school production; is all the reasons they need to support Aurora. Your participation—at whatever level is personally meaningful—is what’s important.

Donor Profiles

There are many ways to give

The Fund for Aurora

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100% participation of the Aurora Community to the Fund for Aurora strengthens our commitment to the education of our heart-smart and head-smart learners. The Fund for Aurora is our school’s main fundraising campaign. The Fund supports professional development, upgrades to our facilities and socio economic diversity. Please consider making a personally meaningful tax-deductible contribution today, or to make a pledge, contact our Development Director.

The Bob Whitlow Fund

The Bob Whitlow Professional Development & School Culture Fund was established in 2012 to continue the significant legacy of our beloved former Head of Aurora School, Bob Whitlow. This fund in Bob’s memory will help to support the ongoing professional development of Aurora’s faculty and staff and will ensure continued economic diversity at Aurora School.

How You Can Help
Alumni new and old can help ensure the future of Aurora by donating in Bob’s memory. Please click the Donate Now button to donate online. Checks can be mailed to us at Aurora School, 40 Dulwich Road, Oakland CA. Thank you!

Online Auction

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The money raised at the auction goes to support technology, classroom supplies, and art, woodshop, music, yoga, and PE supplies. This year’s Online Auction runs from March 9–March 21, 2018. Having our auction online allows us to invite not only parents and staff, but alumni, family, friends and random people from the Internet as well!

Merchant Rebate Programs

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Shop via Aurora’s unique link, browse any page, add items to your shopping cart, and finalize your sale within 24 hours of clicking on the link (if you delay more than 24 hours before finalizing your sale, Aurora will not receive credit).

Please share with friends and family and get everyone in on this easy way to help Aurora. Shop via and up to 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Aurora School as part of Amazon’s affiliate program.

Community Merchants
When you mention Aurora School at checkout while shopping at Sports Basement, they’ll give you 10% off your purchase PLUS they’ll send us 10% of whatever you spend.

Contact our parent volunteer Merchant Rebate Chair.


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eScrip allows you to register your credit or debit cards, and then as you use these cards for purchases a percentage of these sales are donated back to Aurora.

Creating your eScrip account is easy: log onto, go to “Step 1: Sign Up – It’s Free!”

Common questions

How can I contribute?

MAIL: send a check to us at 40 Dulwich Road Oakland, CA 94618, please make a note in the memo that you are contributing to the Fund for Aurora

ONLINE: click the Donate Now button to your left.

PLEDGE: make a pledge now and work out a payment plan by sending an email to our Development Director.

EMPLOYEE MATCH: double the impact of your gift. Many area employers are eager to help by matching your gift to education. Just ask your human resources office for a matching gift form.

Are my gifts to Aurora tax-deductible?

YES! Aurora is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. As a result, all gifts to the school are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Your tax advisor can help you learn more about your individual situation. Aurora School’s Federal Tax ID Number is 94-3080476.