The Annual Fund is the most important gift that members of our school family (parents, alumni parents, grandparents, Board of Trustees, faculty/staff and friends) are asked to make to The Montessori School each year. The Annual Fund provides resources for day-to-day operations, while capital or “special” campaigns are geared towards raising funds to provide resources by which we grow.
The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of TMS funding, which supports every aspect of our school and the academic excellence for which we are known. It provides support for current operations, and underwrites the costs of faculty salaries, financial aid, teaching supplies, maintenance and the daily running of a school.
See the TMS Annual Report for 2015-16. We are grateful for everyone who supported TMS last year through gifts made between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. Thank you for helping to enrich the TMS experience on behalf of our students.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
You may be able to double your donation to TMS! Check with your employer or the human resources department about corporate charitable gift matching to our school. Some corporations will match a monetary donation or even volunteer hours. TMS is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
APPRECIATED SECURITIES & BEQUESTS
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. Click here for a Stock Donation Form.
A bequest is donation of cash, personal property or real estate provided in a donor’s will to a non-profit institution. It is a gift that can truly be made by almost everybody, and involves no immediate loss of capital or income. Tax benefits minimize the ultimate cost to one’s heirs. Consult your attorney for assistance with your philanthropic plans.
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.
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!
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, although the value is determined by the donor or tax advisor. The Montessori School accepts gifts-in-kind at its own discretion. Please contact the Development Office prior to donating.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Sponsored by Amazon, the Amazon “Smile” Foundation is prepared to donate 0.5% of eligible Amazon purchases made to 501(c)(3) organizations. As a non-profit, TMS is a member of the Amazon “Smile” program. By shopping online, your purchases can directly benefit TMS. Click on the banner below, and enjoy browsing!
Box Tops For Education
Box Tops for Education has helped schools in America earn over $475 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child’s school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Bring your Box Tops to the school office. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school online. Click here for more information.
Target Red Card: “TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION”
Since 1997, Target has donated over $354 million to K-12 schools. Support your school by enrolling today! Click here for more info. The TMS School ID Number is 15381.
Giant A+ School Rewards
Parents and other supporters can help TMS earn cash. Each time supporters shop at any Giant using their Giant Bonus Card, TMS will earn School Rewards, money which can be used in the best way possible. TMS’ School Rewards ID number is 03701. You must register your card beforehand. Click here for more info and to register your Bonus Card.
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 check online or call 877-999-8322 to arrange your donation. 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.