The Bulletin

Launching the “40 In 40” Fundraiser

Monday, May 2013

A foundation for learning―and the spark that fuels the creative, inquisitive mind―starts with the question: "Why?"

                    CWS Annual Fund 2013 Goal: $150,000         Current mark: $110,000

40 In 40 challenges the Chicago Waldorf School community to raise $40,000 in 40 days in order to meet our 2012-2013 Annual Fund goal of $150,000. Click here to donate to the 2013 CWS Annual Fund!


Ask: Why Give to Annual Fund? This is Why...

Your Annual Fund gifts support the costs of important school operations, ensuring that Chicago Waldorf School can keep tuition competitive and offer access to Waldorf education for many families. Other expenses covered by the Annual Fund include everything from classroom enhancements to refueling the bus gas tank. Here are examples of what the CWS Annual Fund donations support: 


• Piano tuning                                 $ 80 per piano

• Full tank of gas for bus                $ 100

• Gym mats                                    $ 9,600

• Use of canteen for HS lunch       $ 35 per day

• Traffic cones                                $ 150


• Wood chips for play yard                    $ 400

• Morning Lesson guest teacher           $1,500

• Rental of EC5 space for 1 month       $1,875

• Soil for community garden                 $ 300

• Accompanist for concert                    $ 60



Your Participation Counts!

We need your help to raise 40 In 40. We are asking for 100% participation from parents, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees of the school to reach our goal. Your donation is vital to sustaining the Chicago Waldorf experience, and the benefits are exponential—every dollar donated makes a difference in the life of CWS, which is a benefit to everyone. And all donations are tax-deductible—a great benefit for you!

Please click here to make your donation to 40 In 40 today!