Our 40 Year Legacy Annual Fund is at $140,000 thanks to the generous donations from our VMS community! It’s not too late to make your tax deductible donation and get your name on our Legacy Donor Wall. DONATE TODAY !
WHY IS THE ANNUAL FUND ESSENTIAL?
As with most independent schools, we rely on annual contributions to provide the critical resources needed to cover the true cost of running our school. Tuition and fees provide most of our revenue, yet 6% of our operational income each year is needed from fundraising.
Gifts to the Annual Fund enrich each child’s experience on a daily basis by supporting our operations and funding classroom enhancements, science & technology advancement, the edible schoolyard, our fund for the arts, tuition assistance, and professional development to continue to inspire our dedicated teachers. As we celebrate our 40th year, we are asking everyone in our community to make a meaningful gift to our exceptional school to enhance our programs and ensure the financial future of VMS.
WHY NOT SIMPLY RAISE TUITION?
Annual giving allows tuition to be set at a level that encourages the economic diversity among VMS families and enable every family to participate meaningfully in the financial life of the school with a tax-deductible gift.
WHY IS PARTICIPATION IMPORTANT?
Every donation is essential to our success and serves as a show of support for our exceptional programs. This encourages external support via foundation grants and corporate sponsors. 100% of the VMS Board of Trustees donate to our Annual Fund along with 100% of the VMS Teachers and Staff.
I’M READY TO GIVE – HOW DO I MAKE MY GIFT?
Great! You can send in a check or contribute online. Make a one-time gift or set up monthly contributions at ValleyMontessoriSchool.com. Also many employers have a payroll deduction option and many offer matching funding too. Check with your employer to take advantage of these offerings. We also accept stock donations. Contact Elizabeth Brice in the Development Office to contribute with stock or securities. 925-455-8021 x 212.
Thank you in advance for your generous support!