Montessori School of Evergreen (MSE), like many independent schools, keeps our tuition lower to make our remarkable education more affordable. Thus we rely on the generosity of our parents and our broader community to help us meet our annual budget gap, which is usually approximately 10%.
Your gift to MSE makes a difference, no matter what you give. Your donation to MSE supports staff salaries, field-studies, local and global travel opportunities, classroom materials, tuition assistance, professional development and much more, and all in this current year.
Don’t forget to ask for a Colorado Child Care Tax Credit Receipt which will get you a state tax credit equal to 50% of your donation on your Colorado taxes. See the table below for examples (and please consult with your tax advisor about this credit, as the federal tax treatment is currently under review):
2. Can we raise tuition instead of fundraise to help with rising costs?
One of the most important benefits of making a gift to the Annual Campaign is that it is fully tax deductible, while tuition payments are not. That means that you can enjoy the benefits of the tax deduction as well as the “feel good” benefits of giving back to our school.
Families, friends, grandparents, and alumni of the school are invited to make a personally significant gift to support MSE in the important work of educating our new leaders of the 21st century. Every gift—no matter the size—makes a difference in the lives of our students. Currently, the cost we charge for tuition only pays for 90% of your child’s education so if you are able to make a gift of 10% of your child’s tuition, that will cover the true cost of the exceptional education s/he is receiving.
4. What is the importance of 100% participation at MSE?
100% participation in the Annual Campaign sends an important message to foundations, grant-makers, and our community at large that we believe in MSE. Your participation matters more than the size of your gift.
5. Does everyone at MSE participate in the annual auction? What ways can I help?
The MSE Annual Auction is a great way for our parents to build community, socialize, and continue our mission. We encourage everyone in our community to participate in the annual auction because it’s a fun way to support MSE. Whether it’s volunteering to help with the planning, donating a one-of-a-kind item for the auction, or attending this exciting event, we invite everyone to get involved.
Yes, click on the “Donate here” button below or click HERE to give safely and securely online.
7. Can I pledge now and pay later?
Yes, you can make a pledge anytime by clicking on the “Donate here” button below and enter your pledge. You may then pay it all at once or in installments, anytime before 6/30/19.
Thank you for making MSE possible!