Giving at MCS

Donations to MCS are welcome and appreciated! To best fit your financial and philanthropic goals, MCS offers these opportunities:

  • MCS Fund (scroll down for more information)

    • For the donor who would like to affect the classrooms, facilities, tuition assistance program and professional development opportunities of MCS in the short term. Any gift amount is appreciated.
       

  • Named Endowment Fund

    • For the donor who would like their gifts to grow and affect the classrooms, facilities, tuition assistance program and professional development opportunities of MCS in the long term. $10,000.00 initial gift, with additions in any amount
       

  • Vision Gift

    • For the donor who believes in the School’s and Trustees’ vision for the future of MCS as a high quality, competitor school on ‘Oahu. Any amount. Gifts of $25,000 and above can be pledged as multi-year payments
       

  • Legacy Gifts

    • For the donor who would like to make a meaningful gift to MCS while also achieving his or her own financial and philanthropic goals
       

What is the MCS Fund?
The MCS Fund (formerly known as the Annual Fund) supports the current operations of the school while moderating tuition increases. As with virtually every other independent school in the U.S., tuition covers only a portion of the cost of each student’s experience at Montessori Community School. The remaining portion is made possible by gifts to the MCS Fund. Gifts to the MCS Fund provide Montessori Community School with the resources to meet operating expenses, enrich the learning environment, provide professional development opportunities for the faculty and staff, and provide tuition assistance on a needs basis to qualified students. MCS Fund dollars are raised and spent within the same year and are a critical part of the school’s budget. Contributions to MCS are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law. If you have only gift to make to MCS this year, the MCS Fund is a terrific option.

2019-2020 Schedule of Fundraising Other than the MCS Fund

FOODLAND’S GIVE ALOHA  CLICK FOR VIDEO “Code 77244”
September 1-30
 

  • Go to any Foodland, Foodland Farms or Sack N Save store. Click here for locations

  • Show your Maika‘i Card to a cashier. It’s free! You must use a Maika‘i card for your gift to qualify for matching funds

  • Make a donation up to $249.00 to Montessori Community School. Code: 77244

  • Please send a copy of your receipt to development@montessorihawaii.org so that we may acknowledge your gift (Foodland does not release donors' names to MCS)

  • Foodland will match a portion of every donation you make. Purchases do not apply.

  • Use of funds: As much as possible, donations will be used for professional development, including sending 2 teachers to the 2018 American Montessori Society conference in Dallas, Texas.
     

FUN RUN
Friday, Oct 25, 2019
This healthful student fundraiser is a yearly favorite. Preschool and elementary students receive pledges from family and friends to run laps around Makiki Park (two year-olds run laps around the MCS preschool playground).
Use of funds: As much as possible, donations will be used for tuition assistance
 

YEAR END APPEAL/Annual Report Perspectives
Friday, Dec 1
Each MCS family receives a digital copy of the MCS annual report Perspectives for the previous school year/fiscal year. You may choose to make a donation towards the MCS Fund before the end of the tax year.
Use of funds: As much as possible, donations will be used for improvements to buildings and grounds
 

KUPUNA DAYS
January 9-17, 2020
KUPUNA DAYS help children share their learning experience with other significant people in their lives. Teachers’ “wish lists” for classroom materials are available for perusal.
Use of funds: As much as possible, donations will be used for classroom learning materials
 

MONTESSORI MAGIC
Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ The Pacific Club
MONTESSORI MAGIC is our annual Silent & Live Auction and Benefit Dinner presented by the Board of Trustees and the Parent-Faculty Association (PFA). Attendees enjoy live entertainment, a delicious buffet, and a festive atmosphere as they bid on items. Donations of restaurant gift cards, gourmet food and wine are greatly appreciated. Corporate and small business sponsorship opportunities are available. Many volunteers are needed for this event.
Use of funds: Net proceeds will be used for classroom materials, professional development and improvements to buildings and grounds.
 

How can I make a gift to MCS?
We offer many ways to make gifts to MCS.

CASH/CHECK Gifts of cash/checks are the most common form of support.
ONLINE Make a secure gift online, using any major credit card, by clicking on the Donate Now link when you visit https://apply.montessorihawaii.org/online-donation-page.
PLEDGE If you choose to make a pledge, you may pay in one sum, or divide your pledge into monthly or quarterly installments. Download a pledge form from http://montessorihawaii.org/.
MATCHING GIFTS Many companies will match charitable gifts made by an employee. Matching gifts are credited to the donor and can double or even triple your gift. Please contact your company’s human resources department to find out if they participate in employee matching.

Thank you for your support!

 

Other Ways to Support MCS

What are some other ways to support MCS?
 

Aloha United Way. Gifts made through Aloha United Way’s Donor Choice program benefit the MCS Fund. Contact your company’s AUW campaign coordinator for details on how to designate MCS as an Aloha United Way recipient.

Matching Gifts. Many companies offer to match charitable gifts made by an employee. Matching gifts are credited to the donor and can double or even triple the size of your gift. Please contact your company’s human resources department to find out if they participate in employee matching.
 

SchoolRewards “vs.” AmazonSmile
 

For the best chance of helping MCS through certain purchases such as electronics, PC components, Amazon Coins, industrial and handmade products, among others, use the customized SchoolRewards link on our home page, at http://www.montessorihawaii.org.
 

  • When in amazon.com, you will see “montecommusch” in the url, like this, https://www.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&tag=montecommusch-20”.)

  • IMPORTANT: a window will pop up to encourage you towards AmazonSmile, but click “No Thanks” and remain with amazon.com. You must complete your purchase within 24 hours or your items will remain in your shopping cart BUT the link to help MCS will expire (without telling you).

  • AmazonAssociates will automatically donate 4-10% to MCS of certain purchases such as electronics, PC components, Amazon Coins, industrial and handmade products, among others.

  • Last year, SchoolRewards earned MCS an average of $125.00/month!

  • For clothing and household items that are not electronics or handmade products, log on through smile.amazon.com. When checking out, chose “Montessori Community School” and 0.5% of your total purchase will be donated to MCS. Last year, AmazonSmile earned MCS an average of $5.00/month.


Boxtops for Education. Clip and save those pink boxtops and the PFA will turn them into cash for our school. Collection boxes are available in the office and various areas around campus.
 

Montessori Services “For Small Hands” catalog (MCS code: 114961). From September 1 through December 31, purchases you make through the “For Small Hands” catalog will benefit MCS when you designate us at checkout using our School Code 114961. Click here to shop the catalog online.

 

MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL

1239 Nehoa Street

Honolulu, HI 96822-3071
Telephone:  (808) 522-0244

Fax:  (808) 522-0250

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