The Bulletin

The Strength of Our Community Is The Strength of Waldorf Education

Thursday, November 2012

The Chicago Waldorf School is fortunate to have a community that is engaged in volunteering and participation that consistently supports the school's health, its operations and programming, and that embraces the core values of Waldorf education. Through generous financial support from our community, we continue to be a strong, vibrant educational institution. Our 2011-2012 Annual Report is now published and can be viewed here. It details the many generous financial donations, gifts, and volunteer hours that our community provides that made 2011-2012 an exciting and memorable year.

Thank you to all our donors who helped us raise $122,481 for the 2011-2012 Annual Fund!

The Annual Fund supports the operational costs of the Chicago Waldorf School. Its effect can be felt in every room of our school and by every person in our community. Annual Fund gives us the opportunity to support exceptional educators, to fill our building to bursting with beautiful artwork and music, and to create a rich and invigorating school experience both in and outside of the classroom.

Our goal for 2012-13 is to raise $150,000 to support our initiatives and operations, and to continue making the Chicago Waldorf School an educational institution that supports the development of free-thinking, self-directed young adults eager to contribute to our world. With 100% participation from faculty, staff, Board members, and parents, we will assure that the 2012-2013 Annual Fund carries forward the vision and strategic goals of our school. Together we can help ensure that the school has the resources required to continue its mission-based work of weaving academic and artistic excellence with social engagement and awareness into an integrated whole.

This year's Annual Fund motto is "Done by 31!"

This year we are asking you, our parents, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, family relatives and friends of the school and our other community supporters to make a renewed committment to Annual Fund to ensure all the good work it supports in our school. We hope to receive Annual Fund gifts and pledges by December 31st, 2012 (hence the motto). This will allow donors to receive a tax-deduction for the full amount of their gift for this calendar year, and allow CWS to grow a strong and healthy annual fund.

A successful annual fund with 100% participation allows the Chicago Waldorf School to continue to focus on its goals to work in respect and reverence for the gifts and destinies of our children. Every gift – large or small – makes an impact, and each dollar you give is felt by our entire community.

Please Click Here to DONATE


Use the above link for an online secure credit card transaction via paypal or you can pick up Annual Fund Pledge Forms/Return Envelopes (as well as drop off Annual Fund payments) at the Main Office.

Thank You for making Chicago Waldorf School vibrant & healthy with your support & for "Getting It Done By 31!"

And see faculty member and Waldorf alumni Brendan Finucane's perspective on the value of Annual Fund as it embodies his committment to--and impacts his experience of--Waldorf education.