100% Participation, $150,000 Greater
Second only to tuition, Annual Giving is the school’s greatest unrestricted revenue source, supporting critical areas in the budget. Your financial contribution supports an investment in the philosophies mentioned above. Your gift supports the people and enriches the programs that make us a great Montessori school. Simply put, Annual Giving is the difference between a good school and a great school.
Every year by Dec. 31, the Board of Trustees Fund Development Committee and a team of dedicated Annual Giving Room Representatives work to raise these important funds for our current operating budget—through generous donations by parents, grandparents, community members, matching donations, faculty, staff, parents of alumni, alumni and even students. This year’s Annual Giving goal is 100% participation, $150,000 raised.
RECOGNITION: All Annual Giving donors are appreciated and recognized in the Woodinville Montessori School Annual Report. Leadership Circle donors and above are also recognized at a reception held each year.
Maria Montessori Society—$5,000+
Friend of WMS—$1-$499
All donations made in a single fiscal year contribute towards each donor’s individual giving level.
LEVERAGING YOUR GIFTS: Many companies and organizations generously match their employees’ gifts on a 1:1, 2:1, even 3:1 basis. Please contact your employer for information on matching gifts. WMS gratefully acknowledges receiving matching gifts from the following employers:
- Alaska Airlines
- Bank of America
- Century Link
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Home Depot
- JP Morgan Chase
- Starbucks Partner Giving Programs
- State Farm
- Wells Fargo
GIFTS OF STOCK SECURITIES: You can easily transfer stock electronically to our school’s brokerage account. The value of your gift and tax deduction is the mean price of the stock on the date of transfer.
If the fair market value at the time of the gift is more than $500, you will need to fill out Internal Revenue Service Form 8283—Noncash Charitable Contributions form and submit it to Woodinville Montessori School. Woodinville Montessori School will acknowledge receipt of the gift on this form and return it to you so that you may comply with all IRS regulations. Woodinville Montessori School’s Tax ID# is 91-1212740.
If you have the stock certificates in your possession, send the unendorsed stock certificates and a signed stock power (available from your broker) in separate envelopes to Woodinville Montessori School. The gift is complete as of the postmark date of the later envelope.
Woodinville Montessori School works with Meaghan McKenzie at Wedbush to receive and sell donated securities. Please contact Meaghan E. McKenzie at 206-623-2051 or Meaghan.McKenzie@wedbush.com to make your gift of stock, then be sure to alert Director of Development Keri Sliger of the anticipated transfer.