As with most independent schools, we rely on contributions to provide the critical resources needed to cover the true cost of running our school. Your generous donations allow us to fill the gap and support our teachers who are the heart of Valley Montessori. Since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic our teachers adapted quickly to launch the most innovative and robust distance learning program for our students. Your annual fund contributions support our teachers by allowing us to offer more inspiring teacher professional development, attract and retain passionate Montessori educators, and ensure the future of Valley Montessori School.

Importance Of Annual Giving

Tuition and fees provide most of our operating revenue, yet a portion of our operational income is needed from fundraising. The more successful we are at building a strong Annual Fund, the more we can support our teachers and strengthen our programs. Your generous donations make a significant difference in enhancing our programs each year and enable us to shine as a nationally recognized Montessori school, inspiring students today and for generations to come!

Ways To Give To Our Annual Fund

  • Donate Online:  Our secure site accepts both one-time gifts, and monthly gifts. Utilizing the monthly gift option has allowed many families to increase or even double their gifts!
  • Submit a Check:  Checks may be mailed or brought to the school:
    1273 N Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA 94551
  • Donate Stock: Contact the Advancement Office to get details for your stockbroker to electronically transfer stock to VMS.  Donations of stock can have significant tax advantages.

We Need Every Family

100% of our Board, teachers and staff participate in our Annual Fund.  We ask that all members of the VMS community follow their lead by making a meaningful gift in support of our programs. Each family’s situation is different; yet participation is very important. Therefore, gifts range from $10,000 to $10 per month. Strong participation in our Annual Fund may encourage external support via foundation grants and corporate sponsors. Contributions are accepted all year. Our fiscal year ends June 30. Donations received by this date will be recognized in that year’s annual report.

Matching Funding

Annual Fund gifts are tax-deductible and many employers provide matching funding opportunities that could double your gift. Note: The legal name for VMS is Tri-Valley Montessori School. Therefore, corporations may have the school listed under either name. VMS Tax ID: 94-3215556
Thank you for your generous support! At VMS, our teachers are the difference!
For questions about fundraising and development please contact:

Elizabeth Brice, Director of Advancement at 925.455.8021 x212 or

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