Student Council “Governor’s Ball” Fundraiser
Plan a formal Governor’s Ball to take place at your school our banquet hall. All members of student council and any class representatives should be required to attend this fundraiser. Charge admission to students, parents and school administrators, which can bring in most funds needed. Your school may be a better location, as it helps to minimize the upfront costs of planning this fundraising idea. Mention that this student council fundraiser will be a formal event when giving invitations to everyone at your school.
Each governor’s ball invitation should list different prices for individuals, couples and groups attending the student council fundraiser. Hire a DJ or fellow student to provide music during the governor’s ball. The student council can also hold a raffle to raise more funds for activities and operational expenses. Serve a full course dinner to all guests unless student council has a small budget for this fundraising idea. You can improvise with small meals, dessert and a wide variety of beverages. If there is a home economics teacher at your school, ask him or her to volunteer their services for the school council fundraiser.
Student Council Beauty Pageant Fundraiser
Invite students to participate in a school beauty pageant as one of your student council fundraising ideas. Ask a teacher to help plan the event and select judges for this school fundraiser. Select contestants based on their willingness to participate instead of popularity. Try to convince the cheerleading team to complete against each other in a beauty pageant if many female students are hesitant to apply. The student council can also select female participants from various school teams, eliminating an application process altogether.
More students and faculty may attend this student council fundraising idea if your beauty pageant represents different aspects of the school. Meet with all members of student council and nominate members of the cheerleading, volleyball, swimming, track and other school teams to participate. Nominate more people than you want to be in a beauty pageant since everyone may not accept their invitation from student council. The article How to Host a Beauty Pageant describes basic planning tasks that can be used for your student council fundraiser. You can charge admission at the door, sell tickets or do both to capitalize on a beauty pageant fundraising idea.
Student Future Dreams Calendar Fundraiser
Make a student based calendar for the upcoming year to raise funds for student council activities. Select 12 or 13 students to survey on their future goals in work and life. Take photos of these students in costume based on the professions they plan to pursue after graduating from school. Organize the photos for a 12 or 13 month spread and design a wall calendar to use as your student council fundraiser. You can get the school newspaper staff to help make them or spend money on professionally printed wall calendars. These student calendars are student council fundraising ideas that can be sold at school and in your community.