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Tahoe Expedition Academy School
Tahoe Expedition Academy School
Tahoe Expedition Academy School
Tahoe Expedition Academy School
Tahoe Expedition Academy School

Giving Welcome Donate Now!

From our beginning, we have partnered with Expeditionary Learning, an educational arm of Outward Bound, to formulate our curriculum, to collaborate with a professional and powerful network of schools and educators and to shape our future. Expeditionary Learning is a proven model for educational reform that continues to gain national renown and recognition. We are proud to be a part of the EL Network, which includes 170 schools and nearly 50,000 students nationwide, for all of our grade levels, including our high school.

Fundraising
Fundraising and fundraising events are essential for Tahoe Expedition Academy and support a broad range of programs at the school, including tuition assistance, advanced faculty training, and classroom enhancements. In addition to several ongoing opportunities that exist to support the school throughout the year, such as the Annual Fund, the Building Fund, and our “Tea Sized Fundraisers”, each year Tahoe Expedition Academy hosts a not-to-be missed Spring Auction where generous attendees help us close our annual operating gap.

Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Tahoe Expedition Academy welcomes gifts – planned, bequests, or otherwise - outside of capital campaign cycles to support its long-range financial stability, programs and the endowment. Please contact Charles Clark, Head of School, to discuss the possibilities and benefits of such a gift at 530-546-LAKE.

Annual Fund Donate Now!

The true value of a Tahoe Expedition Academy education is hard to quantify; however, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each child. The Annual Giving Fund is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts because it is the second largest source of the school's revenue after tuition. These funds directly support our operating budget. With 70% of the annual budget directed to faculty and staff compensation, contributions to the Annual Fund increase our ability to attract and retain the most qualified and motivated teachers and support the integrity of our program.

The Annual Fund supports many additional aspects of the school, such as providing scholarships for students whose families cannot afford to pay full tuition. Each year we ask families, faculty, staff and friends of the school to make a gift that is complementary to their means; no gift is too small or too large. Our goal is 100% participation. Every gift – from $25 to $25,000 - is important because it symbolizes your belief that the educational opportunities that TEA provides are essential.

Your involvement makes a difference. Your gift helps us maintain a strong operating budget and provides the resources that equip and allow our teachers to do great work year after year. Your gift also supports the school’s fiscal credibility, providing pluralism within our student population and helps us garner additional support from foundations, corporations, and others looking to invest in the school.
To learn more about the 2013-2014 Annual Fund, please CLICK HERE


Annual Fund Categories:

GENERAL
Provides support for an exceptional Tahoe Expedition Academy education with the flexibility to direct funds to the area of greatest need.

FACULTY
Funds are earmarked to supports TEA’s top priority: recruiting and retaining exceptional faculty, who are passionate about working with and educating young people.

CAMPUS AND CLASSROOMS
Funds are earmarked to helps the Schools provide state-of-the-art technology and classroom and campus improvements to enhance the student’s learning experience.

If you have questions, please contact the Tahoe Expedition Academy Office by calling 530-555-LAKE or email us at

Capital Campaign Donate Now!

Capital Campaign

Endowment Donate Now!

Coming Soon!

TEA Sized Fundraisers Donate Now!

Fundraising events are essential to a broad range of programs at the school, including tuition assistance, advanced faculty training, and classroom enhancements. Each year, we conduct community-based fundraising events that are open to the public and utilize local venues and vendors.

To shop Amazon and raise money for TEA, click on the image to the left

How it works: Some of you may be familiar with Raley’s Quality of Life Card. Raleys has decided to change their giving program and make it easier.
1. Go to
2a. If you are not enrolled, click “Start Here”, follow the prompts. Once completed go to step 3
2b. If you are enrolled sign in and go to step 3
3. Go to the Something Extra Drop Down tab
5. Click Extra Credit
4. Choose your organization (Tahoe Expedition Academy)
5. Choose your percentage (100%)
6. Use your number or card everytime you shop

How it works: Shop online through their toolbar and/or Register any loyalty store card (like,Safeway), and or credit cards with escrip. Choose Tahoe Expedition Academy as your nonprofit . Every time you use your cards; TEA will get a % of your purchase.
*To register your cards... 1. Go to
2. Follow the prompts (Sign up your Safeway Card & or Credit Cards)


*When Shopping at Safeway use your Safeway card or phone number linked to your card.

*For online purchases...
1. THE EASIEST: load their AUTOEARN toolbar by going (Once you load this toolbar, every time you shop online thru a participating merchant an AUTOEARN icon will appear in the upper left hand corner of your computer screen, click the AUTOEARN icon and shop)
2. If you do not wish to load the AUTOEARN toolbar, you can use the above url and then shop (the url is also on the home page of our CommuniTEA Shutterfly site)
(make it easier and bookmark it on your computer)
3. or log into your escrip account and shop through their online mall

Frequent Questions:
*Do I have to register my credit card? -No, unless you want a percentage of your online purchases to go to TEA
*Can I register under more than one nonprofit? -Yes up to 3
*What local cards can I register? -Safeway
*I don’t have my Safeway card anymore, how do I get my Safeway card #? - (this is not your phone #) call 1.888.SAFEWAY

How it works: This Winter TEA will host an annual book fair, where parents can purchase books at great prices for family and friends and in turn raise money for our teachers & school library. It’s a great time to purchase books for your kids Spring (Easter) Baskets. Coordinator: Stephanie Gibbons

How it works: Clip these little tops from hundreds of your favorite products, like Cherrios, Pilsbury, Ziplock, and much more. Turn them into your child’s class. They will be collected and redeemed for money for our school.

Ways to Give Donate Now!

Unrestricted Gifts
Donate by cash, check or credit card.

  • Single gift or by convenient monthly or quarterly installments.
  • By check or cash (please do not mail cash).
  • By phone: Call 530-546-LAKE (5253)
Endowment
Setup or designate Tahoe Expedition Academy to receive dollars from an Endowment Fund. This tax-deductible donation can be setup where withdrawals from the invested capital can be earmarked for:
  1. Financial operations
  2. Scholarships
  3. Fellowship/Professorship
  4. Capital Campaigns
  5. Or other specified purposes
Contribute Appreciated Stock
Less From You Can Be More!
Stock gifts benefit you AND Tahoe Expedition Academy
  • Avoid capital gains tax on stock transfers made directly to the school
  • Tax-deduction based on fair market value of the stock
  • Reduce net out-of-pocket costs and minimize cash out-flow
Pledge Your Support
Pledge to give at some point during the school year (before June 30). Your promise to contribute lets us know that we can count on your support, helps us reach our participation goals, and saves time and postage.

If you would like to discuss wire transfers, gifts of stock or other donation options, please contact our school Business Manager, Khal Pluckhan at or contact the Tahoe Expedition Academy Office by calling 530-546-LAKE.

Donate Now

If you are interested in Supporting TEA by donating money please contact Khal Pluckhan at 530-546-LAKE or contact her by email at

Special Events Donate Now!

Special events will be announced this Fall.

TEA is thrilled to be offering, thanks to the generosity of our amazing hosts, a series of gatherings for TEA parents to connect with each other and our co-heads of school. Please be on the look out for your personalized invitation to attend a party in your area. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other TEA families and to ask questions in an intimate setting. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the various opportunities that exist to help TEA realize its vision. See below for the Cocktail party schedule.

(Questions? Please feel free to contact Courtenay Wallpe at .)

**PLEASE NOTE: The date for the Incline/Kings Beach Elementary School Party has changed and is now on the 28th of March.

February 28th - Parents of Middle School and High School Students-- Home of KJ and Jeff Miller -- 6-8pm

March 7th -- Parents of 2nd-5th grade students in Tahoe City and Truckee -- Home of Kasey and Jamie McJunkin -- 6-8pm

March 28th --Parents of PreK-5th grade students in Incline Village and KB -- Home of Holly and Tim Racich -- 6:30-8:30pm

April 4th -- Parents of PreK - 1st grade students in Tahoe City and Truckee - Home of Juliet and Iain Mulholland --6-8pm

Spring Fundraiser

The Tahoe Expedition Academy, founded in 2011, invites you to take part in our academic fundraising effort and our second annual Spring Fundraising event, being held on Friday, May 3rd, 2013, at Gar Woods on Lake Tahoe at 5:30pm.

Tahoe Expedition Academy’s spring fundraising event, is a fully parent volunteer driven event. Proceeds from the event subsidize the TEA Annual Fund, which is dedicated to our day-to-day operations and includes, but is not limited to: scholarships, learning expeditions and fields studies and talented teacher recruitment. Because tuition does not cover the cost of educating each child, the Annual Fund is a necessity for us to provide an exceptional learning experience for our students.

Please explore the donation detail button for more information and details about the event.

Donation Detail



Take a look at the items available at auction!

Live Auction Items Silent Auction Items

Donate an Auction Item Here


List of Fundraiser Auction Items Available for Bid....

Donor Company or Name Title of Item
Antelope Valley Ranch Ranch fresh organic eggs
Shawn Wille Tahoe Derby Dames-2013 Season Home Bout Pass - For Two (2)
Incline Village Navy An evening of music, water and water
Kristine Galek Vacation Rental VRBO 310946
Eric Martin 3hr Lacrosse Clinic for beginner to advanced players ages 8 - 13yrs old.
Black Tie Ski Rentals - North Tahoe Premium Performance Ski Rental Package with Delivery Service
Ms. Annie Adventure with Annie (and Cristine hopefully)
Malaynia Wick and Annie Graffam Hike and Paper making class/project
Live Your Design (Interior Design) Interior Design/Remodel Consultation
Steve and Mo Boat trip on trimaran
Sierra Acupuncture & Healing Arts New patient acupuncture and consultation session
Tahoe Copper Craftsman Hand Hammered Copper with Nichole Accent Mirror
Jason Fligor DDS Professional Teeth Whitening Session
The Buckley Family Family Fun Vacation: 4 Nights at The Resort at Squaw Creek
Caroline and Jim Kaplan Backyard BBQ
Caroline and Jim Kaplan 5-night stay at 4 bedroom Lake House in Maine.
Mark Ferris & Scott Bolen, Head Golf Professional at Lahontan A round of golf at Lahontan and instruction
Marna Broida Women's "INTENTION" HIKE
Squaw Valley Ski Corp Dawn Patrol and Full Day Ski
Industrial Design Club Vertical Garden (Succulent Copper)
Tahoe Flow Arts Studio One month membership to the Tahoe Flow Arts Studio
North Tahoe Adventures 1 Adult and 1 Child session at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park
D and Jess Larrabee Kids Eastern Sierra Expedition
Taylor and D Mountain Women Backpacking Adventure
Taylor and D Mountain Men Peak Experience – September 13th through 15th
Jess Larrabee Rockin' Mommas Weekend of Climbing, Pampering & Friendship
Elise Fett & Associates Architecture Engineering 2 hours of Conceptual Design time to develop your dream home or remodel
Gibbons and Fligor Families Early Summer Soiree
The Bar Effect 15 Pack of ClaSSeS
OLD GREENWOOD Round of Golf for Four
Forever Rox Multi-colored Pearl Strand
Brandon Chaney and Incline Men's Club Poker Night for TEA Dads at Incline Men's Club
Rick Chapman Photography Framed photo print titled "NAILS-CALIFORNIA-2005"
Racich Family Dana Point Condo for 5 nights - 2B/2B sleeps 5
Jeff & K.J. Miller Snow Mobile Adventure for 4
Piping Rock Horses One week of Horse Camp M-F 1-5 p.m. week of June 17 or June 24
Tahoe Medical Spa Zero Max - A Combined Laser Treatment Package (Broad band light and Skin Tyght)
Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord VIP Box Seats for 4 to a 2013 Sleep Train Pavilion Concert
Panache - Designed for Life Climbing Man- SOLD
Swan and Martin Families Laser tag party for Middle School -9th grade
Deanna Chaney Laser tag party for grade 2/3-4/5
Matt Morrison 1 on 1 private Snowboarding Lesson
Matt Morrison 1 on 1 private Snowboarding Lesson
Matt Morrison 1 on 1 private Snowboarding Lesson
Emerald Estock "Yosemite in Fall" Platinum print Limited edition 4/4
Tess Hunt Photography Artistic portraits of children
Matt Morrison 1 on 1 private Snowboarding Lesson
Tahoe Mountain Sports Guided Backcountry Ski Trip for 2 w/ Gear, Guide, & Grub
Isabel & Brooklyn Isabel & Brooklyn's Cupcakes or Cookies
Bea & Lizann Brown Enjoy October Break in Vail
Cecchi Family Women's Spa Retreat Weekend
Jeff & K.J. Miller Ocean Front Cabo Unit
Deanna Chaney Laser tag party for adults

8651 Speckled Ave. Box 1272, Kings Beach, CA 96143 Main:530-546-LAKE

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