Eastport Elementary School PTA

All contributions are tax deductible. Non-Profit ID: 52-1813113


Money Raised - $160,000 (as of 7/2019)

Fundraising Goal - $320,000

The Eastport Elementary School (EES) PTA has created a committee of EES parents and community leaders to run PlayEastport, a Capital Campaign to improve the Community Green Space at Eastport Elementary, with a goal of raising $320,000 for a new playground and comprehensive green space restoration at the Elementary School. EES is a small and very diverse community school with approximately 81 percent of the student population coming from low-income families.

The EES PTA has already raised slightly over $160,000 (as of 7/2019), which is half way to our total campaign goal! We plan to raise $210,000 in 2019 and the additional $110,000 in 2020. PlayEastport has a wide-ranging plan for raising the additional funds needed, in addition to fully funding their normal budget for academic support programs at the school. The PlayEastport Committee is coordinating its efforts with the Principal, staff at the school and Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), as well as the entire Eastport Community. AACPS has budgeted for the replacement of one piece of equipment for $60,000 which is included in the money raised. However, AACPS is not able to fully fund the comprehensive improvement of the grounds. AACPS will be supporting PlayEastport committee as we further develop our plans.

As with any Capital Campaign, the support of the larger Eastport community will be crucial to our success and we look forward to working with the residents and businesses to succeed with this project.

Sponsorship Opportunities

"The Skipjack Society"

$25,000 for Basketball Court (1 donor on sign)

$20,000 for Baseball Field (1 donor on sign)

$15,000 for Soccer Field (1 donor on sign)

$10,000 per Living Green Stations (5 donors on 5 separate signs)

"Founding Sponsors"

$5,000 per planter or bench

$1,000 - $4,999 name on main sign located near the playground.

*All Severn Society and Founding Sponsors will be listed on the main sign located near the playground in addition to any other designated sign areas based on their sponsorship.

"Community Sponsors"

$1 - $999 Community Plaque Recognition

Thank you for your support!

“The Eastport Civic Association (ECA) applauds Eastport Elementary School PTA’s efforts to create a safer, improved play space for students and the Eastport community to enjoy. The proposed renovations will greatly enhance the community.”

ECA President - Debra Dillon

“Our current playground equipment is outdated and unsafe for our children. We would like new and exciting equipment to make our playground a place where children will have safe, stimulating and healthy opportunities to play that they so need and deserve,” said EES Principal Susan Gallagher, “It will also be a wonderful addition to the community.”

Eastport Elementary School Principal - Susan Gallagher

Eastport Elementary is home to over 250 students from Pre-K through 5th grades, all of whom make ample use of the play structures and green space during recess, class breaks and before and after school. However, the play structures on the field are aged – some are over 30 years old – and the students need new, safe and engaging play structures. Additionally, the recent building renovation resulted in the basketball court being built on the first baseline of the baseball field, a safety issue that needs to be remedied.


Implementation Plan

Phase I: Spring 2020

  • New Playground Equipment

Phase II: Summer to Fall 2020

  • Move Basketball Court. Full Size Court with standard size & junior hoops
  • Add Soccer Field with Goals
  • Improve Baseball Field
  • Create 5 Living Green Stations to support Science Technology Engineering Art & Math (STEAM)
  • Enclose unenclosed areas for enhanced student safety
  • Replace existing chain link fence

Money Raised - $160,000 (7/2019)

Fundraising Goal - $320,000

All contributions are tax deductible. Non-Profit ID: 52-1813113

Checks can be made out to "Eastport Elementary School PTA" and mailed to the address below:

Eastport Elementary PTA Attn: PlayEastport 420 5th St. Annapolis, MD 21403

Use the tag #playeastport

Facebook www.facebook.com/EastportElementaryPTA

Twitter @eespta Instagram @eesptamd

Interested sponsors, volunteers, donors should email Neilye Garrity at playeastport@eespta.org