Annual Giving Campaign
The Annual Giving Campaign is the single most important fund raising activity for Mountain Laurel Waldorf School each year. – it covers the difference between tuition revenue and the ever-increasing costs of operating our School.
In addition to supporting general operations, the Annual Giving Campaign also supports important professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Because Annual Giving contributions are not allocated to any specific expense, the funds raised provide a welcome supplement to tuition income and can be used by the school where and when needed – very helpful indeed!
Your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Giving Campaign also helps keep tuition more affordable for many families and ensures the continued vibrancy of Waldorf Education for our children. Thank You!
Annual Giving Donations
Annual Giving Campaign FAQs
What is the Annual Giving Campaign?
Why is the Annual Giving Campaign necessary?
However, there is a gap between tuition income and MLWS’s annual operating budget. Mountain
Laurel is not alone in this; many Waldorf schools and independent schools ask their communities to
support them in this way. We are sustained by the collective generosity of parents, grandparents,
and friends who make tax-deductible gifts of all sizes, each year, through Annual Giving.
How does Mountain Laurel raise money besides the Annual Giving Campaign?
annual Winter Faire) and grants to raise money.
Why is participation important?
Your participation generates enthusiasm and encourages others to join in supporting the school,
and it is a key indicator to prospective foundation and corporate donors that we have consistent
support from those we serve, both past and present.
By way of example, the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor received a grant notification letter from
the Waldorf Schools Fund President Gloria Kemp. She wrote: “It is indeed a pleasure to support an
initiative at schools where the enormous success of the Annual Fund Appeal speaks of the high
degree of commitment and support coming from the school community.”
How much should I give?
Laurel’s Board members give to the Annual Fund, and we count on every MLWS family to do the
same. What matters most is your participation. Each gift, no matter the size, makes an impact.
Another possible resource is employers who are willing to match an employee’s contribution. If
you think this might apply to you, please ask your employer if that is an option.
How do I give?
- Give online
- Mail your contribution to Mountain Laurel; or
- Hand-deliver your donation to the office at Mountain Laurel.
We will keep you updated on the progress of the campaign through the Parent Council Newsletter, the website, and the school’s bulletin board.
With deep appreciation for your contributions and support.