Support BWWS: The 2017-2018 Bright Water Waldorf School Community Fund

 

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Ultimately, the greatest gift we can give our children is to surround them with the teachers, peers, and resources that will nurture their potential. Your gifts make it possible.

Bright Water Waldorf School is an independent Waldorf school and a 501(c)3 non-profit. As with most every nonprofit and independent school, BWWS depends on the philanthropic support of our community.

Under the strategic direction of the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee, fundraising provides critical support of the schools operations, enables professional development for our teachers and staff, and provides the joyful and purposeful learning experience that our students receive everyday.

Most importantly, fundraising supports and ensures the richness and diversity of our community by providing financial assistance to the one in three families in the Bright Water Waldorf School community with need.

2017 – 2018 Bright Water Waldorf School Community Fund Goals

The BWWS Community Fund is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts and supports the day-to-day operations of the school – everything from teacher development, classroom materials, and facilities. It also supports the one in three families in our community who rely on financial assistance to attend our school.

Our goal is 100% participation from every family, faculty/staff member and trustee!

Every gift — no matter the size — makes a difference.  

100% participation sends the message to our community that we’re all in.

The Bright Water Waldorf School Community Fund kicks off on November 5, 2016, and wraps up by Thanksgiving.  All donations and pledges are due on or before December 2, 2016. Pledge payments may be made by the end of our fiscal year, July 31, 2017.

Ways to Give

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Annual gifts from families, friends of Bright Water Waldorf School, trustees, faculty, staff, and alumni help make up the difference between tuition income and the cost of the Bright Water Waldorf School experience. These unrestricted contributions give our school the ability to use the funds where they are needed the most – financial assistance, teacher development, curriculum, campus needs, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why not increase tuition to cover the school’s cost so we don’t have to fundraise?

Tuition income covers about 90% of our school’s expenses. The Bright Water Waldorf School Community Fund makes a truly special and rich Waldorf experience possible. As part of our school community’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity, fundraising is required to maintain tuition that is affordable and accessible.

I can’t make a large gift. Should I give anyway?

YES! Our goal is 100% participation from every family, faculty/staff member and trustee! Every gift – no matter the size – makes a difference.

Can I pledge now and pay later?

YES! Gifts can be paid over time or scheduled for a later date. Paying your pledge over time is a way to stretch your donation – $25 a month over 10 months is $250; $100 pledged over 10 months is $1000, $500 a month over 10 months is $5000. Pledges are due by December 2, 2016. Pledge payments are due by the end of our fiscal year, July 31, 2017.

Is my donation eligible for employer/corporate matching?

Check with your employer. BWWS is a 501(C)3 non-profit and is eligible for matching gifts.

Whom do I contact with additional questions?

Email development@brightwaterwaldorf.org

Special Events

Spring Gala. An exciting evening to celebrate and support our school community.

Sugar Plum Faire & May Faire. These festive community-building events also raise funds to support grade level overnights and field trips.

PCC Scrip & AmazonSmile

Bright Water Waldorf School receives 5% on the sale of every PCC gift card. This simple way to support BWWS adds up! PCC Scrip can be purchased in the school office.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile donates .5% of eligible purchases. Register to have your Amazon purchases support BWS: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1897098

Other Ways to Support Bright Water Waldorf School

  • Donations/pledges of cash or securities
  • Corporate Matching Gifts
  • Sharing of your time and talents

 All gifts to Bright Water Waldorf School are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.