150 Reasons to support TMS

Why Support The Montessori School?

Funding of The Montessori School (TMS) helps with current and long-term needs, and provides our students with a superior Montessori educational experience. If you are interested in the noble cause of changing students’ lives, we welcome your donation! Contributions to TMS come from a range of sources: current parents, alumni parents, alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, Trustees, friends and corporations. We invite you to make The Montessori School a philanthropic priority. Thank you to last year’s donors who helped make TMS a better place!

Where Do Contributions Go?

  • Annual Fund

The cornerstone of TMS funding is the Annual Fund, which supports every aspect of our school and the academic excellence for which we are known. The Annual Fund provides support for current operations, and underwrites the costs of faculty salaries, financial aid, teaching supplies, maintenance and the daily running of a school.

  • TMS Endowment

Gifts to endowed funds are placed in a permanent fund, where the principal is invested and only the income and dividends earned are spent. Endowment income is used to support scholarships, faculty and staff pensions, financial assistance to deserving students and institutional planning. Individuals may make a gift of any amount to the TMS Endowment fund.

Annual Reports

2012-13 Annual Report
2013-14 Annual Report


Cash or Check

Credit Card

Appreciated Securities

Corporate Matching Gifts

United Way



  • Cash or Check

The easiest way to make a gift to The Montessori School is to write a check. Simply make your check of any amount payable to The Montessori School and mail to: The Montessori School, 1701 Jarrettown Road, Dresher, PA 19025, Attn: Development Office.

  • Credit Card

Use the button below to donate a gift to the Annual Fund using your favorite credit card. Your card will be processed on a safe and secure PayPal site. You do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.

  • Appreciated Securities

A gift of appreciated securities can bring the donor greater tax savings than a gift of cash. If you donate stock that you have held for more than a year, you will receive a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities on the date The Montessori School receives the stock. You are not required to pay a capital gains tax on the appreciation.

  • Corporate Matching Gifts

Alumni, parents and friends who work for a company that matches an employee’s charitable giving can obtain a matching gift form from the human resources department of their employer. The donor usually fills out part of the form and sends it along with the gift to The Montessori School. The Development Office will take care of the rest.

  • United Way

The Montessori School qualifies as an eligible organization for United Way’s Donor Choice Program. If anyone in your household contributes through United Way, please consider designating your gift to TMS. Look for “The Montessori School Association” or our former name, “New Horizons Montessori School Assoc”. For United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, look for Code #3568: The Montessori School Association, 1701 Jarrettown Road, Dresher, PA 19025.

  • Gifts-in-Kind

These donations are not monetary contributions, and may consist of furnishings, art, computers, musical instruments, books, etc. TMS will provide a gift receipt as an acknowledgment of the contribution. The Montessori School accepts gifts-in-kind at its own discretion. Please contact the Development Office prior to donating.

  • EITC

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) is a national model program that provides greater access to education through public/private collaboration. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for businesses in the state, an opportunity to reduce their tax liability by contributing to registered scholarship organizations like The Montessori School. Applications are made online. Click here for more information and make a difference in the life of a TMS student! 

Join our “family” of businesses who have contributed to TMS via EITC

  • European Marble
  • First Niagra Bank
  • Framers Trading Group
  • Harvest Advisers LLC
  • HRM USA, Inc.
  • Margolis Becker
  • Movers Specialty Service, Inc.
  • Novick Brothers Corp.
  • Phila Insurance Co.
  • Philip Rosenau Co. Inc.
  • PNC Bank
  • Prime Property Management
  • Republic Bank
  • Sandmeyer Steel
  • Softerware, Inc.
  • Susquehanna Bancshares

Other ways you can support TMS

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Target Red Card: “Take Charge of Education”
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V DAC = Vehicle Donation to Any Charity
V DAC is a free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting The Montessori School. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation. Don’t donate your car or truck to some charity you have never heard of. VDAC makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and your charity, The Montessori School, gets the benefit of your donation. Click here for more info.