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annual giving 2014

Donate to the 2014-15 Annual Giving Campaign

DonateNowAnnual giving is a yearly fundraising event that offers an opportunity to help grow the school and broaden awareness of its programs among the greater community. The financial reality is that tuition typically covers only about 90% of the cost of providing this wonderful education. The annual giving campaign is one of the means to help bridge this gap, providing essential contributions to the School that are tax deductible for the donor.  These funds not only help us pay for important things such as specialty classes, faculty development, tuition assistance for families in need, and the beautiful equipment that graces our classrooms.

In 2014-15, The Campaign for the Next 20 Years, is about filling the gap in our overall budget, which increased this year due to funding our work toward accreditation with the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA), the addition of our Pedagogical Administrator and Office Manager positions to increase our support of our faculty and parent bodies, and the unique gap this year from graduating our first eighth grade but not increasing our overall grades program this year. These initiatives are all part of our developing as a maturing Waldorf school, while we look closely ahead toward our first 20 year anniversary.

Ways to Contribute
There are many different methods available for making a tax-deductible donation during the campaign (Oct. 15, 2014 through Jan. 31, 2015).  One time payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card, and an option of recurring payments is available. You may donate by filling in a form at the main office or by donating online.

Donations of marketable securities are also accepted.  Many employers also offer employer matches for your donation, so be sure to check with them to help stretch your much valued gift even further.

Annual Giving Campaign Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Annual Giving campaign?
The Annual Giving campaign is a direct appeal to trustees, parents, grandparents, alumni parents, faculty, staff and friends for financial contributions in support of the school’s operating budget.

Why is Annual Giving necessary?
Tuition and other fees cover about generally about 90-95% of the annual operating expenses of the school, and the purpose of the Annual Giving Campaign is to help bridge this gap. Income from SCRIP, Amazon and Café Press, and Parent Association-sponsored fundraising events also go toward annual operating expenses. This year, our total fundraising goal is to raise $170,000 to fill a gap in our current operating budget.

How much should I give?
This year, our goal for Annual Giving is $140,000. To make this a reality, each family at Sanderling is asked to consider a donation of $600 or more. However, we appreciate that not everyone may be in a position to give this full amount, and some others may be able to contribute more and make up the difference. To that end, we ask that you consider the funds required to achieve our goal and give to the best of your ability.

Why do we ask for full community participation?
The school’s financial strength is dependent upon the participation of all members. As in year’s past, full participation is key to demonstrating our community’s commitment to the school. This is especially important for outreach purposes as well as showing to potential foundation and endowment donors that we have consistent support from those we serve.

How else do we raise funds at Sanderling?
This year, Annual Giving is the major campaign for Sanderling. We raise funds also through SCRIP, Amazon and Café Press. Please see the school store page for more information.

Do corporations and foundations support our Annual Giving campaign?
Corporations typically contribute to independent schools by offering matching gifts to their employees’ contributions. Several families in our school are able to double their personal contributions through their employer’s matching gift programs – you may want to check with your employer to see if such a program is in place where you work.

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