MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Where do you want to have the most impact? Find the fund or program that you feel passionate about supporting. Here are the current giving opportunities:
MCS ANNUAL FUND
As with virtually every other independent school in the US, tuition covers only a portion of the cost of each student’s experience at Montessori Community School. By contributing to this fund, you are providing us flexibility to address our school’s greatest needs. With your help MCS is able to:
Equip our classrooms with authentic Montessori materials.
Make Montessori education accessible to families in need of tuition support.
Offer professional development and training opportunities to our teachers and staff.
Maintain and improve our campus and playgrounds to keep our students safe and happy.
Other operating expenses.
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PINK TOWER SOCIETY
Sit and forget it! Becoming a member of the Pink Tower Society, our monthly giving program, makes supporting MCS easy and convenient. Making a large, annual gift can be intimidating. But smaller monthly gifts are much more manageable, and can add up quickly. For example, for the price of a cappuccino, a $5 monthly gift becomes a $60 annual gift. And a $25 monthly gift becomes a $300 annual donation! All Pink Tower Society members are listed in our Annual Report. [add current list link?]
THE PATRICIA WEBER FAMILY FUND (NEW)
This fund was recently established by Mark Weber, and his wife Karen, in honor of his sister, Patricia Weber to provide resources to students with special needs. In 1972, Mark’s parents, Marilyn and Wayne Weber, founded the Katrice Montessori School (now known as Montessori Community School) to accommodate the special needs of their daughter, Patricia, who has Down Syndrome. With the support of family, friends, and teachers, Patricia has accomplished much and is living a full and rewarding life. [add weber family photo and link to new page]
JERRY MUELLER TEACHER TRAINING FUND
This fund was established in 2018 following the retirement of Jerry Mueller who served for 43 years as a teacher at MCS. Jerry had a remarkable career, helping hundreds of children to develop a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and a commitment to bettering our world. Although his passing in December 2020 has left an ache in our hearts, we are grateful for your gift that honors his legacy.
Teachers who received Montessori certification scholarships (L to R):
Ms. Amalia Prado, Ms. Sheryl Lomongo, and Ms. Alexandria Sisson
CHILDREN'S EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND
The Children’s Education Endowment Fund was established in 2015, with the support of:
The James P. Cowen Memorial Fund [need content from Beverly Quon]
The Hong Kin & Clara Hoo Memorial Fund [need content from Patsy Tom]
By contributing to this fund, you are making Montessori education accessible to families in need of tuition support. Last year, MCS awarded over $48,000 in tuition support to 15 families, giving their children the opportunity to receive an unparalleled Montessori education.