Annual Giving - Empower the School Experience
Like other independent schools, we rely on philanthropy to fulfill our mission and cover any gaps in operating expenses. All gifts to the Chicago Waldorf School are tax-deductible. The Chicago Waldorf School Annual Fund is designed to add resources to specific targets in our strategic plan including managing financial stability, enrollment, school programs, diversity & identity, campus life and community sustainability. These strategic goals are supported by Annual Fund. They include support for teacher's salaries, operational costs, pedagogical materials and professional development opportunities for the faculty.
Chicago Waldorf School Annual Fund
Gifts to the Annual Fund provide for:
• Faculty and staff salaries
• Faculty and staff professional development
• Tuition assistance and scholarships
• Athletics and extracurricular activities
• Strategic goals and initiatives
• Facility operations
Our current Annual Fund has raised over $100,000!
A gift to the CWS Annual Fund represents your commitment to the Chicago Waldorf School and your child’s education. This is a collective effort and it takes 100% parent, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees participation to reach our $150,000 goal. All gifts made to the Annual Fund are important—they enhance the classroom experience for ALL our students—so please give to your greatest capacity.
The Annual Fund is financially significant because 100% of Annual Fund donations help underwrite the school’s operating budget and ensure the long term health of the school. It’s what makes our school vibrant, our curriculum and programming richly diverse and our teachers well-resourced to deliver and create the daily experience in the classrooms.
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Your contributions at all levels to Annual Fund are essential to the school. We sincerely Thank all who have already generously donated and want to remind those who have not yet made a contribution to please do so before the end of our fiscal year, June 30th, 2013.
This video profiles CWS faculty members who detail how previous years of Annual Fund and the 2011 Gala fundraiser empowered them with resources for research experiences, educational workshops and teacher trainings. A robust support for Annual Fund allows teachers to enhance their teaching and enrich the curriculum.
CLICK HERE for a brochure with futher details about the purpose and value of the 2012-13 Annual Fund.
We welcome your support of the school and can assist you in planning your school contributions (even simple tasks are effective, like setting up automatic monthly payments), or work with you to maximize your contributions with corporate matching gift programs.
For further information please contact our Director of Development,
Alexa Markoff, 773-828-8458 or email@example.com